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02 March 2011 Sam Rua

A Parting View

Greenland view map

*** Best view at original size ***

A view of Western Greenland from 33,000 feet. This is the last, and my personal favorite,
of the series. Light fog on the left and in the far distance, icebergs frozen in the sea inlets
and snow /ice covered mountain ranges. This shot is actually a stitch of two shots taken
from the plane's window. I had never tried that before but am pretty pleased with the result.

One of my most satisfying window seats ever. The return trip from Frankfurt to LA
had us go up over Greenland. My first time ever for seeing glaciers, icebergs and
the frozen sea. I am not sure why it is called Greenland, because the roughly 2,000
miles we traversed was almost nothing but snow and ice. I was blessed with being on
the right side of the plane (literally) and having a mostly cloud-free view.
(Not the case as we passed by Iceland)


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Pablo Yez18-Mar-2014 05:47
Wow! I had one short flight over Greenland and only had the briefest glimpses of land, hopefully I'll get to do it again someday.
Guest 04-Apr-2011 16:47
Amazing to me that there is that much ice and snow, well done Sam.
Carol Rollins04-Apr-2011 14:30
Amazing. Beautiful. ~
Marcia Colelli30-Mar-2011 01:41
Very lovely ice landscape V
davidksmith27-Mar-2011 14:05
Sam, this is quite an image.Made more dramatic by the black and white
rendering. Great capture!
waterfalls man27-Mar-2011 02:45
Beautiful V!!
Liz Bickel26-Mar-2011 22:46
Awesome view from your window seat. It looks like you were blessed with a scratch and condensation free window glass, too. I've really enjoyed this series.
Jay Levin26-Mar-2011 22:29
Terrific panorama work, Sam. By hand yet!
Ali Majdfar26-Mar-2011 14:59
Magnificient! ~V
Chad Ramsey26-Mar-2011 00:30
Wow! What an amazing view!!! Gorgeous tones and composition~V
Marisa Livet25-Mar-2011 19:45
Impressive view!
Fong Lam25-Mar-2011 14:56
I can understand why this is your favourite....it's spectacular view, Sam! V
January Grey25-Mar-2011 01:47
Seamless image! Well done, Sam!
Guest 25-Mar-2011 00:27
Another cool view.
Patricia Kay24-Mar-2011 15:46
Great stitching Sam...Its a beautiful image...BV
Guest 24-Mar-2011 14:30
Beautiful in its own sort of way. Awesome view. V
Jim Coffman24-Mar-2011 12:14
Amazing country from such a height!
an nguyen24-Mar-2011 11:38
Outstanding view .
lou_rozensteins24-Mar-2011 09:36
Very nice aerial view; still no green, though!
Michel Duval24-Mar-2011 08:00
Spectacular capture and framing. v
Guest 24-Mar-2011 07:55
Spectacular! I'm still in awe of all these great shots that you captured looking out the plane window. The stitching turned out perfect. A grand finale to a wonderful series. V.
Guest 24-Mar-2011 04:03
I agree. V.
Bryan Murahashi24-Mar-2011 03:37
A beautiful ice landscape and photo. V
Tom Munson24-Mar-2011 03:35
Another beauty, Sam! That's some hostile landscape!
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