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A View From 12E

Today, Melissa and I flew from Portland to Sacramento. She was returning to college after Thanksgiving break; I was headed to Folsom for work.

Because we didn’t make our reservations together, our seats weren’t either. The counter agent wasn’t able to locate adjacent seats, only near each other. Upon boarding, I sat by Melissa and watched for a confused look from another passenger. The person whose seat I occupied sat across the aisle from me minus the telltale befuddlement; it was the next displaced passenger who arrived with perplexity. Ha! She offered to sit in my assigned seat and all was well. Well, almost. Melissa and I then swapped seats so I could snap pictures while she drowsed against my shoulder.

I trust your return to “normal life” after Thanksgiving break also included the requisite discombobulation.

Update. On a later flight, I was able to identify the “unknown peak” as the eastern flank of Mt. Thielsen.




2 responses to “A View From 12E”

  1. Sherwin Avatar

    Love that unknown mountain shot. Just beautiful. Well worth negotiating the window seat.

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    Thanks! I always get a window seat. Even though I fly 40+ times a year, looking out a plane window never gets old.

    One of my Facebook friends thinks the unknown mountain is likely Diamond Peak, a mountain I’ve taken pictures of before. He could be right.

    By the way, although I brought both my Canon Rebel XT and my Nikon Coolpix L18 I used the Coolpix for these shots. Unless the light is very dim, the cheap Nikon point and shoot does a great job. Putting it in landscape modes forces it to focus on infinity, regardless of how dirty the plane’s window is. Its rear LCD makes it easier to aim out the window than a DSLR.