Thursday, November 5, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Last weekend we returned from our vacation and today I am sharing photos from the start of our journey. We flew from Virginia to to the state of Washington.

All these photos were taken at Washington-Dulles Airport which is about a half-hour away from our house, a nice short drive when we need to go there. We have been back and forth more times than I can count since we have lived in the area, either dropping Gregg off when he has had business trips, to pick someone up, drop someone off or when we have gone anywhere ourselves.

I snapped a few photos when we were on our plane waiting in line for take-off. We caught an early morning flight just as the sun was rising.

I rarely get the opportunity of watching the sun rise from this far up. It was an incredible sight and one I will remember for a long, long time.


Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia for hosting SkyWatch Friday. If you want to see some great photos from around the world or join in and share your own, you can click right here.

18 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Beautiful sunrise pictures!

jabblog said...

Beautiful photographs and a lovely way to start your holiday.

Linda Reeder said...

Fun photos of the rising sun as you began your journey. Did the sun come with you across the country?

jeannette stgermain said...

Yes, don't you love it when the sun rises and you're sitting in a plane? The view is so different than from the ground, and the colors are just so vivid!

Linda Jacobs said...

Awesome photos! Just gorgeous!

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful shots as usual. I can hardly wait to fly to Hong Kong (from Hawaii) next year. Crossing the International Date Line will be a thrill.

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous captures! I do hope you had a marvelous visit to our lovely part of the country!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad you were on the job and getting the photos. It seems you can see the curvature of the earth from up there.
I liked the runway photos also.

J Bar said...

These are fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Cloudia said...

You captured the excitement of flying. Great pics.


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Serendipity said...

Great shots!

eden said...

i always love sunrise and sunset. they are just gorgeous images you captured.

Carletta said...

You timed that take off just right.
Awesome shots Denise!

Bim said...

I love photos taken from the plane. I hope the the rest of your holidays were as good as this sunrise!

matron said...

Lovely sun rise photo's,they remind me of a flight we took to Singapore,the sun seemed to be with all the way it was stunning.The only down side was every stop along the way,we were served breakfast !!There are only so many bacon and eggs you can eat in 24 hours !!

imac said...

Brill post, and such a sunries, what a beauty.

Janie said...

Wow, great timing on your flight, and how smart of you to have the camera ready! Great way to start a trip.

Gretchen said...

Just beautiful! Do you have problems getting your camera gear through security? I was worried about that since we haven't flown in ages and I have some expensive stuff.

Happy SWF!!