Back in the air again for a week-long trip to Toronto, visiting many old friends in the hospitality technology business during the annual HITEC Conference; it felt good to be back in my favorite window-seat environment! With three parallel runways take-offs at SeaTac often require "after you" pauses when one plane needs to get to its assigned runway; here a Horizon Q400 is ready to roll as soon as our 737 passes through.
It's no secret that I'm fascinated by patterns, man-made as well as natural. Someone did an outstanding job lining up these school buses south of Seattle!
Sometimes the mountain ranges seem to take on animal characteristics. Some can be quite an reassuring, but these curving, jagged arcs looming above a small settlement in Montana came across as somewhat threatening to me, waiting for their chance to pounce when winter falls.
The shapes of lakes are always intriguing to contemplate. What wind and water current flows through the evocatively named Freezeout Lake in Montana caused this hook to develop over the centuries?
Sometimes I can feel that an image is intriguing, but I don't really know what it will turn out like until I've enhanced its contrast in Lightroom. This one was a special surprise; the detail and patterns in the little river islets are a treat! Somewhere in Iowa on the way to Chicago.
Finally, speaking of patterns, I loved the vibrant flow of energy from all these access roads near Toronto's Pearson International Airport! It does make you appreciate GPS and navigation systems, though...