Phoneography Aerials of the Western U.S.

On our last flight from Los Angeles back to Rhode Island, I was able to sneak some pretty cool photos out the window with my new 'droid. At first, I was a little iffy about "phoneography", thinking it was silly to be taking photos with this phone when I had a digital SLR sitting at home. But it's not always practical to have it handy, and this is truly the next best thing. I don't think photography has to be digitally perfected and have a high megapixel count to be beautiful.

Above, part of the desert and canyon landscape I saw about 20 minutes after leaving LAX. I jokingly refer to it as "Area 51".

More gorgeous, reddish canyons cut by fluffy clouds.

I looked off in the distance of the airplane window to see snow-capped mountains.

And soon we were flying right over them. I am not sure what these were- Rockies? the Sierra Nevada is too far North. Maybe someone out there knows and can tell me. Aren't they beautiful?? I have never seen the Rockies, and our mountains in New England are so entirely different- rounded and slightly faded, golden, blue and green depending on season.

A sunset from 30 thousand feet is quite stunning! It looks like an ocean of sky and clouds with thin ribbons of slowly fading colors....

The last few months for me have been a whirlwind. A lot has happened, wonderful, and terrible, things...things I can't put into words quite yet. But I hope in the near future putting some of the events online might help me get through some of it. I have been blog lurking, and not really commenting, and not feeling like myself lately, so please understand my bloggy friends. I appreciate all of you, and have been touched by your messages on facebook, for my birthday on the fifth! Leaving again- this time for Florida- today, and I can't wait to get the camera out again once I get there. :))


laura evans/photography said...

i love these mary, so so pretty. thank you for sharing ... happy monday!

Mandy Crandell said...

These are really breathtaking! I never thought I'd want to use my phone or iPod for photos, but it really is handy.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Happy Belated B.Day M, :)

Oh I am not on FB so I hope things have not been too terrible for you.

Your photos are gorgeous and it is the spontaneity of the piece that makes the wonder, right!!!???? :)

On the mountain range, if you were over an hour and a half or so out of LA then you were over the Rockies, they look like the Rockies to me :)

The first time I saw the Rockies from the air I was 20 & flying home to England(which is as flat as a pancake)from Vancouver BC, I had never seen anything like them, I was smitten :)

Hope you Have a lovely 2012, cheers, T. :)

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