At times, if you keep your eyes open for it, what first seems like misfortune may reveal its rewards.
This photo was captured on initial descent to Washington DC’s National Airport, after more than an hour delay. If the flight had not been delayed, we would have landed long before sunset and the view would have been just an ordinary riverscape through a crud-covered, scratched and hazy plastic airplane window–I would have never pulled out my iPhone for it. I still got to Washington in time for an event, plus I got this beautiful image. I may never say these words together again, but “Thank you hydraulic malfunction!”
Captured on an iPhone 6, the original shot needed a fair amount of correction to reduce the window crud and haze (and to crop out the airplane wing). This version was edited in Lightroom CC on my Macbook.
Along the Southern California coast, days frequently end with a fiery burst of color filling the sky for a few moments before the horizon steals the sun until the morning. Truly spectacular.
“There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru (former Prime Minister of India)
And so begins this next adventure, with eyes open. I welcome all of you who wish to journey with me, and all who wish to look in from time to time.