2012 Faves: Delta Sunset

Sunset on a Delta 737

While there’s nothing exotic about this window shot from a Delta 737 flying high over eastern Utah, to me it represents the peace and calmness of flight. I have been fortunate to travel a lot. And while much has changed with air travel since I first boarded a commercial aircraft at age 21 (that’s right) to fly to the NCAA Hockey Tournament in Boston, I am still enraptured watching the landscape pass by from 35,000 feet.

This particular image was created with my Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10-24mm lens at about 12mm. I just love images like this on aircraft with winglets as the wing tip pointing skyward creates a nice element to the composition. The glow of the near-sunset light on the starboard engine nacelle breathes live into the image as the sun sets over the Utah desert.

This image is one of my favorites for 2012. You can checkout more on my Flickr Photostream.

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