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So-Cal Sunrise…

September 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Our day started pre-dawn in Sacramento last Friday. While flying southbound on the SADDE6 arrival into LAX, we were treated to an amazing sunrise. The high cirro-stratus mixed with lingering smoke from the mostly-contained Station Fire created a wonderful mix of oranges contrasting with the purples of the San Gabriel Mountains as the sun behind them.

I shot this image just as we passed over the Fillmore VOR.

Tags: Aviation · Photography · Uncategorized

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  • 1 Dan in ALB // Sep 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    That’s a beautiful shot.

    Do you normally keep your ‘good’ camera with you when you fly? I would imagine that traveling light is a high priority for you. Even as a paying passenger, I often have to choose between the big camera bag or the lap top if I don’t want to have to check luggage.

  • 2 gcalvin // Sep 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm


    Thanks. Glad you like it.

    That one was shot with my little camera. It’s a Canon Powershot G9 that I’ve had now for a couple years. I chose it because it had a metal body (for durability) and could capture in RAW file format.

    I don’t normally carry the DSLRs with me because of their bulk. But every now and then I’ll have a long overnight near something interesting, and in those cases I make room for the big camera by leaving something else at home.

  • 3 Philo // Dec 24, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Hey Glenn, just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Hope to see more here soon!

  • 4 gcalvin // Dec 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks! And Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

    I’m still here. Lately, about all the updating I’ve been doing here, obviously, is the “Now Reading” list. I’m sort of at a loss for good material, I guess. Everything I want to write about is angry-political in nature lately and I’ve tried to keep all but the lightest politics off this page. I also don’t want to simply rehash and repeat news and content I find elsewhere (unless it pertains directly to me).

    So I apologize for the lack of updates lately. The bug will hit me again, I imagine, so don’t let this blog fall out of your Google Reader!

    Again, Merry Christmas to everyone, and Happy New Year!

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