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Coming in to land at Denver International where the snow clouds are gathering in the darkening skies.

Denver, Colorado, USA

It wasn't this nice when I first popped it from my camera

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  • Tim Caynes 9y

    » Today is a good day
    got lucky with this one. it was a throwaway until I got it home and looked at it full size.
  • Dominik Banasik 9y

    can't believe you took such an outstanding shot through a plane window.... they are usually half-transparent and matt dirty
  • Dominik Banasik 9y

    oh yeah i see some explanation for coffeejerk, sounds reasonable :)
  • Matilde Zacchigna 9y

    Awesome.
  • Ben Outram 9y

    I agree, it really does look like CGI. Brilliant shot. What's the name for the condition where people see colours or colour combinations and other senses, like taste and smell, get stimulated? Cause I'm getting that from this.
  • Nesster 9y

    Excellent photo, yes I do see the connection.
  • Enrico 9y

    very nice!
  • Markus Osanger 9y

    sorrily this seems a bit oversharpened :/
  • Tim Caynes 9y

    you're quite right - well, nearly. It's mainly some shadow/highlight, levels and contrast touching that gives it that look. The side effect of doing it too much is the oversharpened look that you see here.
    It's really the shortcomings of my compact camera that make it happen - and the fact that I always upload 1600x1200 so everyone can see the detail - good or bad :)
  • Ian 'Harry' Harris 9y

    I would have said 'oh wow' but a lot of people ^ have beaten me to it.. so, er, this is fan-dabby-doozie!
  • Tim Caynes 9y

    strangely, this sat at #45 in interestingness for months, and then simply disappeared from the top 500 overnight, never to return.
    I'll not work that rating out ever.
  • SJT04 7y

    Don't mean to sound stupid but are you using a slow shutter speed because the ground etc all seems blurred but in a very effective way. Just wondering however if you have used a slow shutter wouldn't the sky or some other things be slightly blurred?

    Cheers!

    and bloody nice shot :D

    Si
  • Tim Caynes 7y

    hmm. the exif data says 1/80 of a second, so it depends what you call slow I guess. this was taken with a Sony W1 compact camera on program mode, so it did what it though was best.
    I might have everso slightly motion blurred the ground myself, to add some drama. The original capture shows how this shot started life.
  • SJT04 7y

    Ah you photoshoped it :P Yeah I see what you've done now, very effective edit! Looks better than original but interesting to see what it looked like before. :)

    Thanks!
  • Steven Tanoto 6y

    Bloody hell, thi sis so beautiful!

    Electronic device during takeoff though =P
  • Tim Caynes 6y

    ha - we were landing. I figured we were ok by this point...
  • Pablo Yáñez 6y

    Simply perfect!
  • Daniel Mc 4y

    That is very interesting! ;) I think I'm going to try to get some pictures on my next flight!
  • Jan Jasinski 4y

    Marvelous shot! Were you travelling on a American 777-200/ER?
  • PKnot-PDX 3y

    I like the stark lines and angles in this, along with the mild distortion from the window at the bottom. Or is that just my new glasses?
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Taken on January 15, 2006
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