The flight from Leros to Athens takes about 50 minutes, the seascapes and the cloudscapes over the Aegean are marvellous. This year, most of the flights are in the afternoon but it was the first time I took a flight at this hour. At first I was disappointed at sitting on the side from which Patmos isn't visible, but then was absolutely excited with the sunset I enjoyed during the flight.
Unfortunately, the condition of the window wasn't good and this is the most dignified picture I managed to take. This is it, until I get another opportunity through a cleaner window:)
Thank you for visiting, a lovely Sunday and a Happy New Year to all!
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-29 0:59
A marvelous photo from the plane to show us this wonderful sky scape. The shot is so real, I can almost hear and feel the whirring of those massive blades. Wonderful cloud formations below. They look magical in the beautiful sunlight. Very innovative and well executed photo. Thanks for sharing.
Wish you all the very best for 2014 as well!!
mohammad_H (9904) 2013-12-29 1:15
رنگهای گرم و زیبا
پرچم و حلقه المپیک ،در بدنه هواپیما جالب است،شاید بجا مانده، از المپیک اتن است
عکس با شرایط دشوار شما، از شیشه پنجره هواپیما،خوب است
روز خوبی داشته باشید
ikeharel (70725) 2013-12-29 1:39
The Turbo-Prop engine gave a fine dynamic scale, Ourania, and you managed to collect a well lit clouds in golden tone.
Windows on airplanes normally are in same condition as you describe, - some flights I ask to change seat if possible, and somtime gave up taking pictures alltogether.
Have a nice Sunday of the year-end.
lousat (90702) 2013-12-29 1:46
Ciao Ourania,non sei stata fortunata con il posto a sedere sull'aereo,pero' l'elica dell'Olympic ci sta bene sopra questo tappeto soffice ed infuocato,una foto originale e con dettagli eccellenti.Auguri di Buon Anno e grazie! Luciano
jhm (152232) 2013-12-29 3:33
This is nice a picture out of a plane with the Olympic logo.
Also the screw is very good in moving.
High quality picture with original colours.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you a healthy 2014,
Noel_Byrne (31002) 2013-12-29 5:13
The graduation from the blue up above to the gold tones of the roof of the clouds is beautiful, and more so to have this fine plane in the centre. Great timing to capture the light reflecting off the blades as they spin, and a great angle too giving the sense of flight perfectly. I love how the Olympic rings decorate the body of the plane! A really pleasant view,
thanks as always Ourania, and I wish you and yours the best of everything for 2014.
Silvio1953 (142095) 2013-12-29 5:14
Ciao Ourania, sembra di volare con te, fantastica luce del tramonto sul mare di nuvole, immagine emozionante, bravissima, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (47433) 2013-12-29 5:48
molto particolare questa foto, originale nell'inquadratura e con colori molto accesi.
L'elica crea un forte dinamismo.
Sergiom (78593) 2013-12-29 5:50
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Tu profitais d'un très beau point de vue sur l’hélice qui tourne à plein avec une très belle lumière qui se réfléchit sur les nuages touffus. La lumière est magnifique. Assez intéressant de voir le sigle des olympiques sur le moteur.
snunney (98253) 2013-12-29 6:45
There is something quite magical being in a plane as the sun goes down. I like the sense of movement in the propellers and the ability to see over the clouds for a change. Lovely golden sunset tones. The window looks relatively clean to me:-) All the best for 2014.
Nicou (141134) 2013-12-29 6:46
fantastique captage de cette hélice d'avion sueprbe iamge et compo quel effet en fond ces tons cette nappe de nuage tout en couleur fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (52022) 2013-12-29 7:03
This is a fascinating photo and and interesting continuation of your journey starting at the airport. I get reminded of flight photos from decades ago. Maybe it's the low sun shining on the clouds that gives the picture a touch of sepia, maybe it's also the construction of the plane, where we look up at the engine and see the rapid movements of the propeller. I don't get disturbed by the dirty window, It looks cleaner than most bus or train windows.
I wish you (and Greece) a Happy New Year.
Cricri (118835) 2013-12-29 8:13
Un spectacle qui nous ravi a chaque fois, plus intense depuis l'avion :-), de plus bien installer près de l'hélice, la lumière et la composition est très réussie
Tout mes bons vœux de bonheur pour l'année nouvelle, mon ami
dkmurphys (58010) 2013-12-29 13:01
Spectacular aerial view. I like the idea, very well taken.
Enjoy a good new week and happy New Year!
mesutilgim (95050) 2013-12-29 13:10
Hello dear Ourania,
Those twin motor Fokkers (if I'm not wrong) are still my favorites.
You have a better view under the wings and this nice capture is an evidence !
Great the golden ligth over the bed of White clouds.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
mcmtanyel (22216) 2013-12-29 16:06
I agree with you, those airplane windows are quite hostile to photography. Even the cleanest of them disturb the balance of colors and lose contrast. You have done quite well here, given the circumstances. I am assuming that the pilot of this Olympic Airways flight was the fellow we saw in the Return. I am also going to guess that this is a Dash 8 Q400. ;-)
Are you back on Leros yet?
jcpix (13916) 2013-12-29 16:27
This is surprisingly clear for a shot taken through an airplane window, and one that is unusual, as we generally see out over a wing rather than the propeller. Also making it different than most are the Olympic rings, albeit an extra one...or is there something more I'm not familiar with?? Regardless, it's a beautiful capture of both plane and nature, the cloud formations and golden glow is warm and visually enticing. So wish I were on this flight right about now. :) A bit early, but I wish you a very Happy New Year full of travel and fun! Take good care.
bukitgolfb301 (41448) 2013-12-29 19:09
Hi dear Ourania
Wow this one is differnet style and theme from your dailypostings but glad to see your another talent.
Great idear to set this angle / position. So fantatsic yellow / orange color and gradation as usual as your taste and originality.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
fabbs99 (17151) 2013-12-29 22:52
Nice shot of the skyscape.The clouds look fluffy from the top.Keep sharing.TFS.
Graal (102752) 2013-12-30 2:13
unusual composition and theme. Good idea and shot during the flight. Amazing effect. Photo I like
Have a great New Year!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-30 2:25
I don't know how you captured it, but it is a very successfull snap, I must say. Excellent composition with magical light. Great shot. Congrats.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-30 7:47
Beautiful aerial capture of this sunset and I like the inclusion of the engine and propeller of the airplane. Good lighting and nice details. WEll done, tfs.
ciakgiak (30431) 2013-12-30 9:08
complimenti per questa bellissima ed efficace inquadratura dall'aereo, una foto davvero affascinante con una splendida tonalità aurea!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-30 9:52
non so se la mancanza delle ubi avrebbe giovato alla fotografia.
So soltanto che, grazie ad una luce molto calda ed al gusto della composizione che è innato in te, hai fatto una eccellente foto che si distingue per originalità.
Con l'occasione ti faccio i più sinceri auguri per un 2014 che mi auguro ti porti tanta frlicità.
aliabazari (16168) 2013-12-30 18:12
Hi Ourania Dear
View of a beautiful and attractive display. Nicely done.
abmdsudi (53655) 2013-12-30 21:48
This makes an interesting aerial shot thru' the window showing the sweeping view of attractive layers below taken, from good shooting angle as we get the feel of height and distant at the same time in natural warm tone, exactly as nature made them. I love to see the slight lean on a bit of the horizon showing curvature of the earth you're witnessing, Great capture and tfs
All the very best for the New Year
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-30 22:42
you were flying Olympic Airways I see(my flight from Athens to Santorin took only 20 minutes).But unfortunately I didn´t have such beautiful spectacles outside.
Love the warm,sunset colors and propeler of the plane.Something I really like(I was trxing to take similar photo yesterday on my flight from Warsaw to Frankfurt,but my smartphone do not have the best camera,unfortunately)
Wish You all the Best in New Year!
serp2000 (44069) 2013-12-31 7:17
Very interesting photo, I don't remember when I got this kind of planes. Amazing view of the six Olympic rings! Funny idea! I think, sixth continent is Antarctica with the penguins ;)) It makes me smile! Thanks!
Yes, I will meet New Year early than you but some later than Takero, for example!
Greetings from Ceylon!
Lefteris13 (300) 2014-05-17 23:19
A very nice candid shot