Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Flying High

How's this for Altius? I'm still flying high after my trip to Montreal and New York. Ken, Jaclyn and I had a great time together and enjoyed exploring the cities. I really need to get the blog on and write up our trip - starting with a self-portrait flying home:



I had to leave this photo uncropped. Perhaps not everyone is up with the self portrait thing?



My window seat didn't keep my attention for most of the flight. The higher you are the less there is to see.



But I did enjoy my window seat as we flew into Calgary. I love the quilted blocks of farmland that surround my city.

21 comments:

Sarah said...

It is always fun to capture other peoples faces in self-portraits. Calgary looks very beautiful.

April said...

It is (once again) a brilliant self-portrait...and I love the look on the face behind you!

Jill said...

That's a great self-portrait, the woman behind you is so funny. It's weird to think about being a stranger in other people's photos, I think I was multiple times last week.

I also love how the ground looks like quilt blocks when seen from above!

Tiffany said...

What a trip--it will be fun to hear about it!

I was snapping pictures on my flight to Utah--I'm sure my neighbors were wondering why--but who cares! :)

Jennifer H said...

That lady's funny. She's probably thinking you are so strange! I think you're blogger extrodinare to think to take a shot like that.

Emily said...

Can't wait to hear more about it!

Kelly A. said...

Two of my most favorite cities in the world! I can't wait to hear, and just Jaclyn? Now I have to go back and reread if I missed the announcement of this trip. A vacation with a completely self sufficient almost adult to fabulous destinations! LUCKY!

Once again, you win for the perfect SPT, even if the airplane lady just doesn't get it.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh Barb, this SPT was perfect timing. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Calgary has beautiful colors in her quilt.

Rebekah said...

your eyes are the same color of the seat! gorgeous.

Chris said...

How fun!

Becky said...

I love your photos--I haven't worked up the courage to do very many self-portraits in public!

Courtney said...

Love your photo and I don't think you can get much more "altius" than that! I am so impressed with your abilbity to capture yourself no matter who is looking on thinking, "Man, this lady is crazy!!!" I love the "bird's eye view" of the earth below!

The monkey bunch said...

I'm sure that lady was thinking- "has she really never been on a plane before?" Because why else would you be taking a self-portrait. Some people are just missing out!
Love the scenery! Which I could see a little more of that around our area.

The monkey bunch said...

That's suppose to say, Wish I could see a little more of that around our area.

melanie said...

Love the self portrait, so funny.

Quilted farm land is very pretty. I love seeing it from above.

Janiece said...

I have never thought to take a picture in flight!
Very Nice,
and most defantly higher!

Amanda L. said...

As I've began taking self portraits this year it's funny to see the reaction of people around you! I've had several people approach me and say "I'll take that for you"..like why would you want to take your own picture?

Love the farmland quilt.

Jenny said...

The woman behind you is priceless. I am dying to get to New York someday. Can't wait to hear about your adventure!

michelle said...

Nice take, Barb! Perfect. I am always excited to see what you will do for spt...

Aranne and Dan said...

That is definitely higher... Wish I was on a vacation right now, but no such luck. Hope you had fun!

Aranne and Dan said...

That is definitely higher... Wish I was on a vacation right now, but no such luck. Hope you had fun!