Sunset from the Sky

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Daily Photo – Sunset from the Sky

As I was landing in Lijiang, China, I saw this sunset out the window.

I tried not to panic the other passengers as I quickly stood up and hauled my massive camera bag out of the overhead. I tried to be smooth as I ripped open the bag in a frenzied way. I tried not to be too loud as I grunted to pull out my giant camera and jam it into the window.

I was hoping this was a good indication of a nice week of photography in Lijiang — and it was! :)

Sunset from the Sky As I was landing in Lijiang, China, I saw this sunset out the window.I tried not to panic the other passengers as I quickly stood up and hauled my massive camera bag out of the overhead. I tried to be smooth as I ripped open the bag in a frenzied way. I tried not to be too loud as I grunted to pull out my giant camera and jam it into the window.I was hoping this was a good indication of a nice week of photography in Lijiang — and it was! :)- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    beautiful shot Trey! wow – can’t believe this is from an airplane – your stories are funny Trey!

  • http://www.focusatinfinity.com/ Richard

    LOL… got a good visual of you wrestling with that bag. I tend not to do that stuff because I like to keep a low profile, especially on planes. That’s basically why you get these kind of shots and I don’t… :(

  • http://www.pbase.com/sifaka Mahaly

    Trey,

    Great as usual.
    Anytime I shoot from an airplane, my photos have black spots from the window’s dust. My question: did you do some digital clean-up?
    Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.your-affiliate-marketing.info Miguel Washington

    I think you take wonderful pictures. Which ones are the free ones? I’d like to utilize some on my site soon. Keep in touch. Great shot, its an eye opener. There’s a lot of creativity in the clouds. Clouds show a lot of things, just like in paintings.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

    +Mahaly – I sometimes shoot at 2.8 and focus beyond the window so the spots and dirt disappear.

    +Miguel – well, all my photos are Creative Commons noncommercial, so you can use them as long as you link back — and as long as you are not making money off of them.

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    I can just see the Chinese passengers looking at the Giant american with the Giant bag! Very cool shot, I would have been excited too!

  • Paula Maidl

    OMG, you got that through a cruddy airplane window?? Unbelievably awesome!

  • http://open-window.typepad.com Claudia

    I did the same thing recently but with the iPhone camera and Camera+ and made a slide show of sunrise and sunset between New York and Hawaii (via Seattle). Check it out. http://open-window.typepad.com/blog/2011/11/iphone-photos-from-34000-feet.html

  • Tim L

    Nice shot, Trey.

  • http://www.graffitivisuals.com Bill Dodd

    Lovely shot. I agree.. can’t believe you got this quality from a plane. (well, I guess I can believe YOU can) Most people of us couldn’t!

  • http://www.davidsafanda.com David Safanda

    Looks like Mt.Tam

  • Gregg D

    Truly beautiful Trey. Great shot. I would not be surprised if this becomes one of the most popular photos on your site.

  • http://www.JohnRRogers.com John Rogers

    Hey Trey,
    I’m excited to be going to Shanghai in a couple of weeks. It will be my first trip to China of what I hope to be several trips this next year. (I want to make sure I get my $ worth out of the visa :-).) I’m curious, Lijiang is a bit off the beaten path. Why Lijiang?
    As a side note, I’ve been researching photo locations through your new “Stuck on Earth” Ipad app. It’s a wonderful and beautiful tool. Thanks!

    John

  • http://weedwackerknits.blogspot.com Weedwacker

    Nice photo!! I’m so jealous! I can never get a clean window on an airplane and reflections too.

  • Big Matty

    Ha ha, good job Trey. That photo is cool as heck.

  • Jeff Peterson

    Great photo, I rarely think to have my camera down with me when I’m flying and never want to bother other people to get up and try to dig it out of my bag. The one time I had my camera down with me I got a few decent shots, but then I missed a great shot of the sun coming up over downtown Toronto because we were below the level where they tell you to turn all electronics off.

  • Chris Combe

    I have a similar case when heading home from Vietnam.

    Lighting wasn’t nearly as exciting but was very cloudy..

    https://plus.google.com/photos/113049683512169269181/albums/5676293949614057265/5676296166769773538

  • Gail Moshier

    Wow, Beautiful Trey!!!! What gorgeous colors!!! Have a wonderful Friday :-)

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