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    unobstructed view because i used all the miles accumulated this year to put myself in first class, woo!

    _high plains drifter_, Nohe Flowers, and 64 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Brendan Gallagher 68 months ago | reply

      I know the dude who lives 5 circles in from the left...

    2. doctora boop 68 months ago | reply

      what are those circles?? fields of what? woah! never seen something like that before - such a geometrical agriculture

    3. 1987porsche944 68 months ago | reply

      Awesomeness! I flew coach this year. =( But it's ok, because I was crushed up against a window seat myself! =) Great view! The clouds all seem so perfectly staggered!

    4. gr33ncat [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      wow

    5. minaka 68 months ago | reply

      way to treat yourself before getting coated in sand!

    6. the sweetchuck [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Where exactly were you over at this point? Amazing photo.

    7. sgoralnick 68 months ago | reply

      sweetchuck: no idea, or i would have mapped it. kansas, maybe? i was on a crap plane invented before televisions, so we didn't have those little monitor thingees showing you where you were. or any movies. boo.

    8. NotRocket 68 months ago | reply

      this is awesome. why does it look like film?

    9. sgoralnick 68 months ago | reply

      had to add a lot of contrast to make up for the haziness of the atmosphere, maybe that's it?

    10. carljgodwin 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot, awesome view!

    11. lomoD.xx 68 months ago | reply

      absolutely ruddy luvv this,
      sorry for being a sweary guttersnipe but just couldn't contain my delight.
      S U P E R B

    12. claredom 68 months ago | reply

      couldn't see an answer to doctora boop, the circles are created when revolving "center pivot" irrigators are used in areas with low natural irrigation. check it out here, there's a neat shot of CPI being used in the sahara: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation

      being a frequent flyer myself, i had to figure this out.

    13. sgoralnick 68 months ago | reply

      claredom: awesome! thanks for the explanation and the link.

      they reminded me of an explanation of a form of charity in biblical times, when farmers were obligated to harvest their square fields in a circular fashion, leaving the corners for anyone who was poor or hungry.

    14. doctora boop 68 months ago | reply

      thank you for the explanation claredom!
      that irrigation system it's wonderful (maybe we have it as well, but I never saw it from a plane)
      hey, you should name yourself cleardom :))

    15. silent fabrik 65 months ago | reply

      70s pattern :)

    16. 'ju:femaiz 40 months ago | reply

      Gotta love irrigation patterns!

    17. SF EYES 34 months ago | reply

      Center pivot as far as the eye can see.

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