Monday Mountains (3)

Mont Blanc | France | 2012

Early morning light touches the summits in the Mont Blanc mountain range in the French Alps, captured from a plane at 28.000 ft en route from Toulouse to Munich. Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco in Italian) rises to 4,808 m (15,774 ft) and is shared by both France and Italy.

With the exception of intercontinental flights, where I prefer to take an aisle seat, I always try to get myself a window seat when flying. I never tire of observing the world passing underneath. And sometimes you are rewarded with great photo opportunities, like on this February morning when flying along the Alps.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot G12 with 1/400 sec at f/4,5, 140mm focal length (full frame equivalent) and ISO 80. Once again, when you shoot through airplane windows, use an open aperture (low f-stop number) and focus to infinity so you minimize image degradation through scratches and blemishes on the glass, even when in the case of this image you would have probably gotten away with it.

Let me see your Monday Mountains…post a link in the comment section and make this a new WordPress regular category.

Have a great week!


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      1. That’s debatable lol and just another subject that required little technical skill and talent, just the vision and idea of how small we are in grand scheme of the universe. Plus already had an amazing backdrop….so see 😉

  1. Lovely capture! I always grab a window too! I wish flat Houston,Tx had a darn hill much less a mountain 😢😀

    1. Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth. Sounds like a business idea, create a kind of “Mountain Disney” in Houston. Some artificial mountains, nice lake, some cows, wooden huts, and you’re good to go 😉🏞💰💰Wish you a mountain! Marcus

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