It’s been awhile since I traveled by air. When I booked my flight to Houston, I chose the aisle seat for all four segments of my flight. Then, several days before departure, it struck me – “Hey, I could take photos from the window seat!” Unfortunately, at that late date, I was only able to score a window seat on the return flight from Houston to Atlanta.
But what fun it was – to shoot from the air, watching the world pass by below. To be above the puffy-whiteness of clouds. To witness the grandeur of nature and the smallness of human endeavor. The world at 30,000 feet is a quilt of abstract geometry; composed of beautiful, hidden patterns, revealed only from above.
My location wasn’t ideal – seated behind the wing, my ability to see ahead and plan my shots was limited. But the 90-minute flight was over much too quickly – here are a few additional views from “up there” of our world below:
Below are tips for shooting from inside a plane and some amazing examples of aerial photography for your inspiration: