Aerial Twilight

Aerial Twilight

Compared to the previous twilight photo, shot from sea level, the upper sky here is darker, the dynamic range greater over the same arc-distance of the image.  This is because I shot the photo from an aircraft at around 35,000 feet above sea level, which is in the upper troposphere in wintertime, and well-removed from the greater dispersion of light that occurs in the planetary boundary layer.  Oh yeah, it was a fantastically beautiful scene, too.

Over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico between Fort Myers FL and Boothville LA (29 Nov 10) Looking SW

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