Sunday, July 15, 2018

Aerial Tour Instrumental

The sky's variety of blue, the darting clouds, the bright sun: the flight from Portland to Chicago yesterday cast a spell.

Here's a minute of video I shot before we began the descent toward Chicago. This only gives a feeling for the dimensions of the clouds and the way light gave the whole sky the feel of a dreamy, complex structure.

Mount Hood, about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland.


And of course on the other, grayer end, the always hair-raising, just-in-the-nick-of-time landing at Midway Airport in Chicago. Buildings. Buildings! BUILDINGS!! Runway....

Midway, a neighborhood joint.

Top photo by Amy Newman


Anonymous said...

I took this same flight a month ago despair as the mountains disappear and soon you'll be back in the corn. Love seeing suburban Chicago come into view, the ball fields, swimming pools, clover-leaf traffic patterns(that we know we'll soon be navigating, doggone it).

And a trip without seeing someone on the wing, dismantling it, is always a good thing (man that Twilight Zone episode left a mark!).

Joe Bonomo said...


john said...

wow! most impressive photography. thank you for sharing.