PS...This shot was the co-pilot's idea and I forgot to give him credit. It turned out really well.
40 minutes late for departure allows us this gorgeous view of the sunrise. If we would have left on time we would have been on the ground in darkness. That reminds of a Chinese Proverb that goes something like this....
A Chinese farmer used horses to till his fields.One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses from the hills and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"
Then, when the farmer's son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?"
Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer's son with his broken leg, they let him off. Now was that good luck or bad luck?
I love the shimer effect the long exsposure has on the engine cowl so neat. This camera is about the best purchases I have made in years. No longer do I need to try and explain why I love my job, I can just show you.
Just about to enter cloud, would have loved to keep capturing the sunrise but New York Approach would have other plans for us.
I kept the longer exposure as it had more of an effect as we descended to just above the cloud layer. I was sort of wishing we had some more time riding the tops like this. I am sure there will be other days like this.