geometry of america

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

  • _high plains drifter_ 7y

    whoah ....
  • Brendan Gallagher PRO 7y

    I know the dude who lives 5 circles in from the left...
  • Caterina Borelli PRO 7y

    what are those circles?? fields of what? woah! never seen something like that before - such a geometrical agriculture
  • 1987porsche944 7y

    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!
  • gr33ncat 7y

    wow
  • minaka 7y

    way to treat yourself before getting coated in sand!
  • the sweetchuck 7y

    Where exactly were you over at this point? Amazing photo.
  • sgoralnick PRO 7y

    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.
  • David Walker 7y

    this is awesome. why does it look like film?
  • sgoralnick PRO 7y

    had to add a lot of contrast to make up for the haziness of the atmosphere, maybe that's it?
  • Jos Kraaijeveld 7y

    excellent
  • carljgodwin 7y

    Great shot, awesome view!
  • lomoD.xx PRO 7y

    absolutely ruddy luvv this,
    sorry for being a sweary guttersnipe but just couldn't contain my delight.
    S U P E R B
  • clare 7y

    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.
  • sgoralnick PRO 7y

    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.
  • Caterina Borelli PRO 7y

    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 :))
  • Joël PRO 7y

    70s pattern :)
  • Joel Courtney PRO 5y

    Gotta love irrigation patterns!
  • Robert Ogilvie PRO 4y

    Center pivot as far as the eye can see.
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Taken on August 23, 2008
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