While Larry got the window seat for the best airplane shot of our trip. I was pretty excited to be seated at the window when this view appeared. Although Russia, Denmark and Greenland have all made claims to land in this area, Canada made the first claim and maps of Canada made me think of Canada first when I wondered how to post this shot.
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delic (6735) 2007-07-02 0:21
I always take an aisle seat but maybe I should reconsider. I can see some reflection or maybe window dirt. I think the problem is f/22, which also puts you in the diffraction zone of the lens. General recommendation is to shoot wide-open to also allow for fastest shutter speed. That aside, you have captured a one-of-a-kind image from a unique pov.
isabela_sor (47722) 2007-07-02 0:26
Lucky you to see a view like this view!!!!Amazing perspective
I am sure I'll not be able to catch something like this because I'm afraid of heights!!!!
But I enjoy to see photos like this
A very nice week,dear Pat
robertosalguero (246) 2007-07-02 0:27
Such vast and frigid territory of ours. I am amazed at the beauty of this area. You have a great picture with a beautiful viewpoint. The wing of the plans is almost a springboard, though I am not sure it would be wise to jump from it ;-) Thanks Pat.
pablominto (53744) 2007-07-02 0:29
I like this blue and white creation, very well done from an aircraft which isn't always easy!
Good composition with the diagonal ice rim, personally I like inclusion of the wing too...
Wonderful deep blue sky, as blue as never seen from the ground!
:- ) OK-
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-07-02 0:44
It is good to see that I am not the only one taking photos from airplane windows. I do it very seldom as I really do prefer an aisle seat. But two days I had the window seat available and I also tried some shots. It is great to see how the sunlight was reflection on every piece of ice. The airplane wing gives depth to the picture and it is also part of a good composition. Well done.
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-02 1:16
Very well done to capture this beautiful place from airplane, the wing of plane really make this picture more impressive.
I have saw larry's wonderful picture too, both of you have done an excellent shot. Thanks Pat.
Floydian (30970) 2007-07-02 6:03
A very clear and sharp image. I have tried this many times but never really succeeded. Although the pov is limited i think you did a great job here...i like these kind of images a lot.
Paolo (41222) 2007-07-02 6:05
Hi Patricia, amazing view, i like the ones from the plane. excellent quality and exposure for that frozen view.
Cormac (26563) 2007-07-02 7:40
I have to remember to take some pictures the next time I fly, because I've seen many good photos from planes on TE, like this one. I like the view and also the harsh lighting, which I think gives this it's special quality. Well done!
feather (51130) 2007-07-02 8:25
I think as well as having a window seat you also have to be near the wing as you are here, as it is the only way to get any fg interest. You captured some stunning tones of blue.
xuaxo (6846) 2007-07-02 13:33
Your nice picture is kind of daylight, spring version of my Nunavut.
By the way, this could be also Nunavut (see map) instead of Northwest Territories (compare NWT map). I guess this is your flight from Europe to the USA; by the time the picture was taken, and time of departure, you may calculate or check were the plane was (I didn't it exactly for my shot/flight; it was from London to San Francisco).
I like your different shades of blue (deep blue from top) turning into white. And I like the way the ice seems a shoreline of a simple map.
The plane wing makes us remember that this view is only possible by the magic of flight. (Despite my technological education, the aircraft flight is always a wonder for me; every safe, successful flight is a kind of magic.)
The unavoidable dirty window is mixed with the white landscape, so, no problem.
gunbud (34066) 2007-07-02 18:25
What a wonderful clear photo from high above this mystical spot on top of the world. You have captured wonderful glimmering blue that contrast beautifully with the white ice and snow.
darrasin (2860) 2007-07-02 20:31
Hello Pat! Thanks for sharing this wonderful shot. It's neat how the wing and icefield seem to point in the same way at the same angle. I have to admit my thoughts when I look at this are global warming.
Angelillo (9374) 2007-07-03 5:18
Very nice shot, taht let us to see something hard to see. This view is amazing, the cold areas of the Earth, now menaced, showed beautifully and great sharpen and good light, difficult from the airplane. Congratulations!
JoseMiguel (860) 2007-07-03 6:24
A very good capture from that heights!
I like so much the colour gradation of the sky at the back, and the clear view of all that ice down there.
A very good composition made with the alignment of the wing with the ice shore.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-07-03 8:13
Interesting composition with a wing and similiar gap in ice. Excellent colours.
pboehringer (770) 2007-07-03 11:21
is the luckier one/ You with this gorgeous North Pole like iamge or Larry with the majestic view of Monte Cervino? Both of you got stunning views and documented it very well. I envy both of you. During all my flights between Europe and CA I never got such clear shots from Greenland as you managed it here.
Angshu (56062) 2007-07-08 5:12
This is a play of blue & white! I like how the ice rim almost follows the diagonal of the wing. Wonderful details of the breaking ice in the FG. Lovely shot Pat….and what a view Larry got, which’s posted in the WS…WOW!
PS : Once again a name change in your Intro!
bakes888 (18499) 2007-08-06 1:26
Hi Pat. Great photo. I always seem to have trouble with the colour from airplane window shots that I take but the blues in this shot are just great. Including the wing adds a good sense of place. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
mpdre (1611) 2007-09-23 7:10
Hi Pat! This photo comes from very far. It is interesting to see North Pole. We don't too much people there :)!. It looks very cold. I like the play with the blue water and the white fragmented ice. Good capture!!!
Dyerco (10185) 2008-12-27 6:55
I was perusing shots of the Arctic as my wife and I are considering a trip through the NW Passage in September. I love the deep blues in the sky and the vastnes of this area. Well done.
jwmunro (286) 2009-06-13 14:48
Hello Pat -
Most of these type images really do not work very well. But, yours is the exception mainly because of the clarity of the sky ... no ground haze! The wing in the composition separates the sky from the ice and gives a transition that all can recognize. Well done!
Thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70 DSLR, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G
- Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Dream Trip
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 0:08