Sunset at 35,000 feet

On a recent flight, my¬†view from the window seat let me observe a beautiful sunset at 35,000 feet. Along with the dramatic¬†colors I had an added benefit of the emerging moon appearing in the scene. I have to admit that the shot required several frames due to the tendency of the camera phone to focus on the nearest image which was often schmootz on the plane’s window.

I used a few filters from the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite and NIK Color Efex Pro … none at full strength … to bring out the contras and detail obscured by the plastic window.

dramatic sunset through an airplane window
The appearance of the moon in this sunset image was an unexpected surprise while flying over Texas. Larry Shapiro photo