All photographs and artwork are completely original and copyright Ronald William Horne ® - any unlicensed use or reproduction is illegal and will be prosecuted.
Ron's "Window Seat"
I used to travel by plane fairly often. I always selected the window seat. There existed an transcendant view of our planet that simply transformed my flat-world perspective into a three dimensional wonder.
While the movie-de-jour played on, the window seat filled me with awe. The planet below astonished with its majesty. From 35,000 feet the Rocky Mountain watershed mirrored the veins of a tree leaf – macro to micro. The Grand Canyon appeared as a snake-like optical illusion – concave seemingly convex. Nature’s three dimensional patterns, limitless palette of color and immense scale put me in my place – one of amazement and veneration – all from seat 24A.
These photos were taken with a simple point-and-shoot camera. If the window is clean and the skies cooperate you can capture similar photos of our orbiting sphere from the pilot’s premier perspective. And the flight will be over before you know it but remembered for a long time to come.