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Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 12, 2013 08:46AM
Not quite like Chick-on's panoramas...but still

I've spent much of the last three weeks on the road, or rather in the air, traveling across the US. And while I normally ask for (and get) an aisle seat, there were a couple of times when I sat by the window. This last trip, on Sunday, took me from Chicago to SFO and flew right over the top of the northern part of Yosemite, from the north shore of Mono Lake to Hetch-hetchy. I couldn't resist getting out my camera and taking a few photos. If you want more detail, click on the photo and use the zoom option on Picasa.



The first one is of Mono Lake and its islands.




Then a shot of Young Lakes, McCabe Lakes, Mt. Conness, and Virginia Canyon, with Soldier and Return Lakes above it.



And then a shot of Hetch-hetchy that shows Laurel Lake and Lake Vernon, where the Rim Fire appears to be finally and totally out. No smoke at all.



Finally, Lake Eleanor and Cherry Lake, showing a lot of the damage from the Rim Fire.



There are more photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/AirplaneOverYosemite2013#



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Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 12, 2013 09:34AM
Nice pictures - every time I have flown over Yosemite it was clouded over. I tried to open the website to see more pictures but I get a internal server error.
Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 12, 2013 11:56AM
Hmmm. Website should work. It works for me, and for one other computer here in my office...



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Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 12, 2013 03:11PM
Thanks for posting. Website works for me.
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November 12, 2013 05:30PM
I love "airplane pictures" -- I have been taking them for years (starting with the old Kodak Instamatic as a kid)

Thanks for labeling them, as it is not always immediately obvious where the location is.



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 13, 2013 09:01AM
Thanks for posting. Zooming in on the Picasa shots was wonderful.
Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 17, 2013 11:35AM
I too love Airplane shots of Yosemite and want to thank you for posting them. Somehow I had not noticed before that you had the website. I enjoyed looking that over last night and plan to return to look it over in more detail.

Thanks

Frank
Re: Airplane photos of Yosemite
November 17, 2013 08:59PM
Thanks, Frank. Lots to see there...and we would welcome any comments on how to make it better.



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