Southwest

This series is a selection of aerial photography taken from two different aircraft during at trip out west in April, 2006 and the return. The first 10 images from left to right below are from high altitude images in a commercial jet from a passenger seat forward of the starboard engine normally above FL180 between over New Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada.. The remaining 14 images is the lower altitude work begining the next day from a single engine piston aircraft, a Cessna 140, and seldom above 1000 feet from the ground. This flight was from near Santa Barbara, California to Corpus Christi, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. These 14 represent only part of the trip over the Mohave Desert in California to east of El Paso. Texas. This part of the trip took 4 days flying only in the morning to avoid low altiude turbulence, gusty surface winds and thunderstorms typical of afternoon flying in this part of the country and this time of the year.

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The Sangre de Christo Mtns looking north -  morning monochromic effect
Shiprock Peak west of Farmington, New Mexico -  morning
Mesa country northeastern Arizona - late morning
Over Las Gigantes Buttes, northeastern Arizona - late morning
Mesa country #2, northeastern Arizona
Mesa country #3, northeastern Arizona
Mesa country #4 - northeastern Arizona late morning
Grand Canyon of the Colorado River,  western Arizona
On descent east of Las Vegas, Nevada - noon
On descent east of Las Vegas, Nevada - noon #2
Cloud shadows - over the Apple Valley, the Mohave Desert, California
the great wash, Mohave, California at  noon
Over the Mohave Desert toward Blythe, California - afternoon
Over the Mohave Desert toward Blythe, California - afternoon
A dry wash out of  the Kofa Mountains, south west Arizona
Cloud shadows toward tucson in the morning, southwest  Arizona
Desert landscape - toward tucson in the morning - southwest Arizona
In the Gila Bend Mountains in the morning toward Tucson In the Gila Bend Mountains toward Tucson - late morning haze #2
In the Gila Bend Mountains toward tucson with dust devil #3 - pictorial effect
Morning cloud shadows and water hole toward Las Cruces, New Mexico
Toward Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains in late morning cloud shadows and haze, south central New Mexico
Through the Organ Mountains toward Pecos, Texas
Late morning cloud shadow on the high desert west of Pecos, Texas