It’s nice to have a new pocket camera for taking snapshots out of the plane window. It was cloudy most of the way so I didn’t see Mt. Thielsen, Diamond Peak, or Crater Lake. I snapped this shortly after takeoff from PDX.
As I walked in the gentle mist in Folsom, I heard someone say, “This is Portland weather.” It made me feel right at home. :-)
This week I traveled to Folsom and back. I sat in seat 17E both ways.
Heading south, I took some pictures. Heading north, it was too dark so I talked to the Kiwi next sitting to me. Unfortunately, the engine noise was too loud for reasonable conversation so I retreated back to my book.
I discovered I need another camera. The last P&S quit not long ago because it got junk somewhere inside its lens. I replaced it with a similar P&S we had sitting around. It takes good pictures — some of the time. Other times, it doesn’t focus, even when set in landscape mode. There’s no warning and it’s impossible to tell from its little screen. Melissa told me it was dropped on its lens and came apart. So I’m back to shopping for a camera.
My needs are simple:
- Small enough to fit in my shirt pocket
- Able to focus on infinity (landscape mode)
Dirty windows + tons of haze = low contrast photos.
The view of Diamond Peak has been better.
Another trip to Folsom for work. Having a window seat, I spent most of my time watching the ground fly by.
Another trip, another window seat, again in 4E.
Diamond Peak is covered in snow, as is Summit Lake. Mount Shasta “moved me.” ;-)
The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area reflects the late morning sun.
Terminal B’s link to the parking lot also caught my attention.
The trip to Sacramento was uneventful. Well, maybe not quite. I did sit by Tim, who works sqrt(2) cubes from me, and learn what he does. And I was able to identify Mt. Thielsen, the unknown peak from last week’s post.
Another day, another trip to Sacramento, and a fourth time sitting in 3E with my camera.
Diamond Peak has much less snow than on July 20.
It is time to visit my team in Folsom and thus time to post more pictures from the flight from PDX to SMF. Once again, I got seat 3E. It’s a good seat; I like it. :-)
Although the Bombardier Dash 8 is a slower plane it also flies lower than the jets Horizon used to fly on this route. The views it offers are much better than those from 37,000 feet.
My rental car is a Nissan Cube. It’s fun to drive, though a lot cooler than I am. I had to untuck my shirt and crank Jack FM to fit in.
I apologize if the pictures look overly processed. The window was dirty and scratched and the air was hazy.