It’s been quite a long time since I took photos from an airplane. I usually don’t like it because the window is dirty, scratched and it also adds distortions. However, I was tempted to do it this time because I was not only seeing clouds, but very interesting patterns. This is what I saw in my flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.
It started with the center-pivot irrigation circles, they look amazing, like gigantic paintings.
It’s even more interesting when these geometric figures blend together with nature patterns, breaking the symmetry.
Then, all of the sudden I was seeing snow and mountains.
The change was radical, from plain and kind of arid terrains to snow and high mountains in all my view.
But once again, another drastic change, no vegetation, rocks and long cracks. I really liked this one below, I presume that pattern was created by movements between tectonic plates.
And then, just flat and rocky mountains.
I took these photos with my 50mm lens, shooting with the minimum aperture as possible (f22 if possible) to capture all the detail of those patterns. The quality of these pictures was affected by the plane window, but I used Adobe Lightroom to add lost details and enhance contrast.