Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sky Watch #51

Our time in New York had come to an end. While packing, we rang the front desk clerk of the hotel to fetch us a taxi to take us to JFK. Thirty minutes later, a limo showed up. For 5 bucks more we said okay to a limo to the airport, wouldn't you?
Reverse skywatching. Beautiful New York we say adieu and until we meet again.

Five hours here can be boring despite various entertainments available, including photographing the inside of Virgin America. What a cool plane, I should fly with this service again.

Hello California! Glad to be back to the 50 degrees temperature. This was in April. We left NY with its low 90s and arrived in SF in mid 50s, sweeeeeet!
According to the flight map, we were already in the California air space, so I gather this is the wonderful Sierra Nevada range.
That's my skywach entry for this week. With this also, I end my NY Minutes post. Although, I will have at least two posts about the wedding in NY, the real reason behind the trip.
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54 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Amazing shot of the mountains!!! WOW! I love shots from airplanes.

I would have said yes to the $5 more, as well... how cool! Sounds like a wonderful trip!

Hope your weekend is grande!

Pietro said...

Fantastic picture of the Sierra Nevada! I really enjoy it!
Happy Sky Watch!

Carver said...

I enjoyed this post as she flew in the sky from NY back home to CA. The last shot is fantastic. Happy skywatching.

Ebie said...

Beautiful aerial photography. Having lived in NYC for 3 years, seeing these photos, make we want to take that reserved vacation days.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots! Love the one of the mountains! Incredible! That one will surely take your breath away!

Vita Stunder said...

I love the shot of the mountains!
Awesome!!

Have a great friday!
Anna

earthtoholly said...

Yowza! Those are great pics! Cool shot on the inside of the plane---though I'm afraid to fly, yikes---and those mountains are awesome! Agree with you on the San Francisco weather...

Erin said...

looks like a nice snowpack on the sierras. so what's up with the drought situation in so cal?

beautiful captures of ny from the sky...so packed into that small space isn't it?

i can say i would love the 50s right now. we are in the middle of the 80s and humid.

have a fab weekend.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

wow! amazing!
Happy skywatching

Aussie Nikki in USA said...

WOW! What a view! Gorgeous mountains!

Please stop by My Skywatch

Eric(SWF Holland) said...

Double thumbs up for the last one!!! Very nice, well composed and good dept!!!

Have a nice SWF

Greatings from NL

syel said...

thanks for the tour of NY! and wow with the mountains! happy weekend!

Guy D said...

Loving the good life...lol...excellent shots.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Nice shots!!

Tara R. said...

That last shot is very cool! Beautiful pics from the plane.

Leora said...

Glad you had fun. Wow on those mountains. Limo looks comfortable. Anything to not have to drive to JFK (my sister-in-laws live nearby, so we are too often getting stuck in traffic near there).

Hildegarde said...

The view on the mountains is so impressive and beautiful.

Erwin said...

Great series of images for skywatch... reverse or not ...
I would also preferred the limo instead of a smelly cab !

Nice w.e.

Erwin.

Pacey said...

What a nice and great photos to wrap up the series. Love this last shot of Ca.

Ginnie said...

You clearly took advantage of your NY trip, Maria! Good for you.

Sally in WA said...

Wow, the shot of the Sierras is magnificent. Such detail in it with the light and dark areas.

Virgin Atlantic looks like a nice airline to fly with.

CumuloNimbucile said...

Such a great post... what fun it was to visit!
Definitely... I'd take the Limo for $5 more!
~Maria
ps. the mountains are gorgeous!

Calm Energy said...

oops... my son was still signed in with his skywatch spot... the above comment was from Maria @ Calm Energy :o)

Bryan said...

The inside of the plane is certainly colorful. Those cool blues and purples might help me sleep. Or be good mood lighting for techno music.

Pearl Maple said...

At that price, yup a limo would work for most of us.

Aren't the rockies the most amazing thing to travel over and photograph.

Thanks for adding to the fun of sky watch friday.

Wren said...

Love the photo of the mountains. A nice Skywatch, and pleasantly different.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots especially of the snow covered mountains. I must confess I like the limo shot best.

Carletta said...

Haven't been up in a plane in many years. It might just be time. :)
Lovely photos!
I've just scrolled through these NY shots - really nice work!!

B SQUARED said...

I like the reverse Skywatch shots. Nice work. Hope you had a nice time in N.Y.

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful, wonderful views. I love the way you fill your time?

Regina said...

The last one is awesome.
Great aerial shots!

Woody said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you stop back again, Awesome shots! I love the mountain shot!

Luke Wiley said...

Nice plane, and shot from it!

irene said...

The mountain peaks is so surreal .. interesting limo, and mmm...the weather's always interesting to know. Great post.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful sky shots. Yep I would have paid $5 more for that ride.
love the Sierra Nevada shot!

indicaspecies said...

Excellent. The last shot is spectacular! Thank you for sharing, and happy SWF.

Hilda said...

A very unique take on SWF — not watching the sky but watching from the sky! That limo is awesome — what luxury! And your photo of the mountain range is fantastic!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very very lucky. I love the last photo best but the limo to the airport, why not?

the donG said...

majestic view from the plane. i like aerial shots and that of new york is great! i can see a beach coast. right?

on a limo?! for just 5bucks! whoa!

magiceye said...

awesome images!

bowledover said...

Yes I would have jumped at the chance to ride in the Limo too.
The return home is aways sweet even after a short time away.
Love the mountains.

AKO said...

A different kind of skywatch but just as interesting! :)

J said...

A great mountain shot - glad to see the windows on your plane were cleaner than those on the last plane I travelled on!

Ida said...

Very nice memories and photos from your trip.
Fantastic picture of the mountains!

Happy weekend! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

PC: Those are some neat shots from your trip and from the sky.

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful sky photos for SWF. The view from the plane is stunning and beautiful.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful pictures! I would love to know NY...
Gorgeous the photo of Sierra Nevada range.

bw said...

the extra 5 bucks was definitely worth for the limo ride. DId it include a drink ? hehe ;)

Tricia said...

Sounds like you had a great time & I love the photo of The Sierras! BEAUTIFUL!

Grace and Bradley said...

It seems you all had a very good time in NY. I love the photo of Sierra Nevada, so majestic.

Denise said...

This is a wonderful series of SWF photos, thanks for sharing them. Great NYC photos.

napaboaniya said...

The last shot is breathtaking!
For an extra $5 for the limo service is to jump at it!! :)

Colin Campbell said...

Very nice last shot. Flying sucks, but you had some nice shots from that flight.

Louise said...

Beautiful captures. I especially like the second one and the mountains. Those mountains have WOW! factor.