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Old Posted Dec 8, 2018, 6:30 AM
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Cell Pics from Planes

I work as a Sales Engineer for a cybersecurity company. I have to travel quite a bit (almost all in the US). I started traveling at the beginning of 2015 and decided right away to take photos from the planes using my phone. I've kept the tradition going and continue to take new photos.

This album has three rules. 1. All photos must be taken from a plane. 2. All photos must be taken with my phone. 3. Editing can only be done in Adobe Lightroom for Android. All photos were taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 5 and 8.

Many of these photos are low quality due to distance from the ground, using a phone and lighting conditions, but that is the point... Do the best you can with the phone from the plane.

These photos are not in chronological order, but instead are grouped by region of North America.

I grew up in Chicagoland but live near Phoenix.


Downtown Phoenix


Downtown Phoenix


Loop 101 Freeway in Tempe, AZ


Tempe, AZ


Superstition Mountains near Phoenix


Camelback Mountain in Phoenix


Arizona State University


Phoenix metro sprawling across the Sonoran Desert


Camelback Mountain


Phoenix


Four Peaks Mountain near Phoenix


South Mountain contained entirely in Phoenix city limits. Seen here after a rainy month turned things a bit greener than normal.


South Mountain in a more normal, dry state


Hoover Dam


Las Vegas Boulevard


Las Vegas


Las Vegas


Las Vegas


A new subdivision outside of Las Vegas


A golf course housing development in Las Vegas


Downtown San Diego


San Diego


San Diego


Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla


Los Angeles


Los Angeles


Southern California


Forest fire in Southern California. Point Mugu in the distance


San Jose


San Jose


San Francisco


The 101 Freeway just south of San Francisco


Fremont, CA (one of my former hometowns)


Mount Shasta


Mount Hood


Crater Lake, Oregon


I-205 crossing the Columbia River from Portland, OR to Vancouver, WA


The Willamette River and downtown Portland, Oregon


Mount Rainier


Mount Ranier


Landing in Seattle


Taking off in the morning from Seattle


Landing in Seattle


Downtown Seattle


Seattle


Seattle


Mountains near Salt Lake City


Mountains near Salt Lake City


Juarez, Mexico (top) and El Paso, TX (bottom)


Houston


Wichita, Kansas


Farms near Kansas City


Peoria, Illinois


Frozen central Illinois


Aurora, Illinois (where I grew up)


Chicago, Illinois


Chicago, Illinois


Chicago, Illinois


Chicago, Illinois


Charlotte, North Carolina


Florida Everglades


Fort Lauderdale


Toronto, Ontario


Boston, Massachusetts


Boston, Massachusetts


Boston, Massachusetts


Quincy, Massachusetts

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Cool shots I've never heard Mount Shasta looks very foreboding
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great idea for a thread that was a lot of fun.

thanks for choosing the good ones — i always get the smeary windows or the jet exhaust seats behind the wings lol.
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Great idea, cool shots!
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VERY nice thread; thanks for posting.
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Nice pictures! Interesting concept. I've seen a lot of interesting things from planes myself, and usually use my normal camera, but sometimes take pictures with my phone too.
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Awesome stuff! Love the idea for a thread.
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Towntown Phoenix is so easy that I can complete it on City skyline game in less than an hour, even less than 30 minutes.
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awesome, thanks for posting

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Those are great. Man, those Pacific northwest (and Mount Shasta) pics are gorgeous.

And this was cool. Good catch with the reflection.

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Great collection of photos! I love the concept of this thread. The different colors give amazing look to the pictures!
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Great set of pics.Thanks for posting.
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This one is my favorite:

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Mountains near Salt Lake City

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Great ones mate!

I love views and photos from planes ( right down to I book seats based on potential view upon landing/takeoff ) and you have captured a loot great shots - something that is not as easy as it sounds - even more impressive based on the gear you use to do so!

Well done mate!
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