Saturday, June 16, 2012

RRPC2: Fly the Fluffy Skies

When I announced the Round Robin Photo Challenge: Clouds, it was just two days after my stepmother Ruth's death. The next day I would be flying across the country to Wilmington, NC for her funeral, and I hoped to catch some cloud pictures either in Wilmington or out an airplane window. (Hooray for window seats!)

What I didn't realize was that US Airways rules required that my iPhone be turned off for the entire flight. I was only able to catch clouds from the ground with that. I didn't have my Canon camera with me because it was only a short trip, and I was traveling light.

I did, however, have my iPad with me. Because it doesn't have a built-in hot spot, I was allowed to turn it on while we were at cruising altitude and take pictures with it. The iPad was about as big as the airplane window, but I got a few interesting shots anyway.

And let's not forget what comes from clouds: rain! We thought the gray, rainy day was appropriate for Ruth's funeral.

The reason I wanted to photograph clouds out of town is that Tucson's rainy season, the summer monsoon, has not yet arrived. But I did catch some clouds at Gates Pass on a blustery April day earlier this year.

I will be posting more photos from the Wilmington trip on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, but this will do for the moment. Check out all of this week's participants!


Linking List
as of Saturday, June 16th, 2:01 AM

Karen  - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Carly - Posted!

Sue **Welcome, new participant!**
A Picture is Worth 1000 words

Day One

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Tina - Posted!
Tina's PicStory


Sue said...

Hello Karen,
Firstly I would like to thank you for the welcome. I like your collection of nice white and fluffy clouds! Clever idea to snap pictures of clouds from the plane.
I am sorry for your recent family loss.
Please accept my condolences.
I hope to be a regular participant on your challenges in the future.
Best regards,

Carly said...

Lovely cloud photos, I especially liked the one towards the back of the plane. The little puffy clouds are like a carpet I had once as a child. Little puffy clouds to walk on. Lovely thought.


Jama said...

I always choose to sit by the window seat in the plane so that I can take photos of the clouds! Love all your photos.