A view from seat 27F

Yesterday I had the opportunity to fly to LA for a day-long client visit. Of course, I sat by the window and took pictures. It was nice to be in the air again. :-)

My favorite photos of 2017

At the end of every year, I review the pictures I’ve posted here and choose my favorites.

The pics are in chronological order — this was my year.

Here’s my favorite animation from the year.

Jump shot at East Lake

Do you have a favorite?

The pics are from the following posts:


On a recent evening flight home, I sat over a 737’s wing. It was time to take some more pictures.

Maybe not quite as cool an angle as a row or two farther back, but it still has a very organic feel.


It’s been a while since I’ve been able to take pictures out of an airplane’s window, so I made up for it. These are just a few of the shots.

Much of the flight, clouds blanketed the landscape. And I forgot to wear a dark shirt to minimize reflections. And I forgot that sitting near behind the wing on a 737 results in jet wash blurring the view downwards.

It has been a while since I’ve flown. :-)

Flight east

After a long hiatus, I was back in the air today. A quick goodbye to PDX’s new carpeting and a couple of plane rides later, I’m thankful for time zones. My body adjusted to the new time zone immediately, though I am concerned that my body will revert to PST when it’s time to wake up tomorrow.

Normally, I like to sit by the window, but today failed to get a window seat for either flight. On the first flight, I was stuck in a middle seat. For the second flight, I got an aisle seat (only two across), but my seatmate closed the shade even before take-off, and then he tried to do a crossword puzzle in the dark. I watched most of the landing through the window ahead of us.

So, no real pictures to post. Maybe when I head home.