Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sky High


CloudsFromAboveNo1, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

It's always fun shooting from the passenger seat of a jumbo jet. It's pretty easy to do too, provided it's not too cloudy out or, even if it is, provided the pilot can take you over the clouds.

This is approaching Catalina Island from the Pacific side, sometime early morning, just after the sun came up and just before reaching shore.

Do you like to fly? Is it one of those things you dread? Does it bore you to tears?

I think a lot of people who are afraid of flying wouldn't be if they could take pictures. Taking pictures takes the edge off of it somehow. It's just one of those things-we're up there, moving along at like 600 miles and hour, thinking, no convinced we're about to be killed when suddenly you get this great idea for a shot. Sounds crazy but it works that way sometimes.

I've gone through periods where I had to fly a lot. No, I don't enjoy it so much, but not because I'm afraid, just because they've made the whole airline, search, security, take off your shoes and wait in long lines things so difficult. The actual act itself doesn't really bother me all that much, in fact, usually, by the time I get up in the air, I view it as an opportunity to settle in, rest up a bit, maybe talk to some interesting people. I don't mind it up there at all.

So long as, you know, I don't have to use the toilet too often that is.

Until next time...