Gallery — Seattle to Victoria from Above

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These photos were taken from two rather small planes during a 2007 round trip between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia.

I’m not a good flyer under the best of circumstances. It was all I could do to pay attention to the view, and I managed to snap a few shots in spite of myself.

I think this perspective on landscape images is fascinating. Slower, lower-altitude flights in these short-hop planes present an unusual opportunity to see the landscape “up close and personal.” Man-made structures provide scale to vast spaces; you can pick out details to construct your own imaginary narrative about how these places came to be, and what’s going on down there.


Posted on 10 January, 2011, in Images and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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