Friday, August 15, 2008

Seattle from Above - Sky Watch Friday

View from a sight seeing flight with Kenmore Air Beaver floatplane. It's a very unusual experience to take-off and land on water - made me wonder if I'm on a boat or a plane.
Kenmore Air has an interesting history and a very successful operation flying in the less accessible parts of the Pacific Northwest. http://www.kenmoreair.com/

"Pondering the pontoons."

18 comments:

melanie said...

Merci pour cette belle vue inhabituelle.

Louis la Vache said...

"Pondering the pontoons
wearing short pantaloons..."

RuneE said...

You are flying low - at the level of the "needle" (incidentally - where I have enjoyed the view).

Dusty Lens said...

Great view of Seattle from above. Rather fun o watch these float planes take off and land.

Virginia said...

Aren't you the brave photographer. I think I was be too chicken for that. Cool landscape of the city though.

Knoxville Girl said...

You know the very best thing is the reflections on the underside of the wing

~~Randi~~ said...

Spectacular photo! I can't understand that anyone can enjoy themselves in such small planes:) Great job for SWF! Have a good weekend.

Berit said...

WOW!! This is amazing!

AphotoAday said...

Man, I would kill to go up in a plane and take photos... I took photos from a glider in Germany years ago and have always thought of the possibilities...

kjpweb said...

Gorgeous! Giving you a new perspective, huh?
Cheers, Klaus

Linda Reeder said...

Welcome to my city! You really were watching the sky! I may have been watching you, since I was at the top of the Space Needle Monday with my grandchildren.

Powell River Books said...

We have lots of Beavers on floats up here in Coastal BC. I really loved your rainbow picture as well. When I was little we lived in Southern California. On Fridays my parents would take me along with them out to dinner. One of our spots was the Red Onion Restaurant in Palos Verdes. That was a long time ago, but I remember it well.

My pictures are of a mackerel sky before the storm. I invite you to come see. - Margy- Margy

marley said...

What a stunning view! An excellent way to see the City :)

babooshka said...

As always another creative shot.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great view of Seattle i do however like my feet planted firmly on the ground

Kelly said...

What a cool plane/boat! Awesome! You are lucky, you can get pictures from so many different angles and views with this! Well done! Very creative!!!

Louise said...

I love this photo! Definitely haven't ever seen anything quite like it. Superb contribution to SWF!

marlow said...

seattle looks like an interesting living place, thanks for support