Up Above the World So High

DaGoddess @ 04:00

On my way back to San Diego, I saw the awesome sight of the “breakup” occurring far below. If you can imagine being way up above the earth and seeing all these little white flecks, which, in all likelihood, are really quite big, it sort of takes your breath away. And don’t forget, this was all at the end of June. In just another two months, the whole cycle starts anew. In the second photo, upper right corner, you get a hint of the mountains.

The Breakup

The Breakup

I loved the lines and curves here. Frozen rivers of snow and ice wending their way through the mountains created the most beautiful waves of white. Somewhere in there, water courses toward the sea. The earth is so amazing, isn’t it?

White Curves

Curves and Lines

Thematic Photographic 57 –


  1. WOW!!! Awesome shots! Love the third one… can’t stop staring at it!!

    Comment by Pam — 2009/07/09 @ 06:29

  2. Those last two are great! The last one make a good abstract cropped a little tighter and in b&w.

    Comment by Jan — 2009/07/09 @ 06:58

  3. These photos are astounding!

    Comment by g — 2009/07/09 @ 07:33

  4. Rivers of ice are super cool seen from above aren’t they :)

    Comment by patti — 2009/07/09 @ 07:48

  5. So where’s the global warming in all of this?

    Comment by JihadGene — 2009/07/09 @ 11:39

  6. I’m kind of digging these, too.

    Jan, I’ll try the B&W. I thought about going that direction when I was editing but then lost track of time with other stuff… You know how that is.

    Gene, what about global cooling?

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/09 @ 14:50

  7. I love it from above…wouldn’t like to live with it all the time :rofl: but it’s beautiful when seen like this.

    Comment by Teresa — 2009/07/09 @ 19:31

  8. yeah, a bit cold, but still stunning.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/09 @ 19:33

  9. I really like these shots … the last 2 are especially eye-catching :)

    Comment by Heather — 2009/07/10 @ 10:30

  10. Thank you, Heather!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/10 @ 13:45

  11. WOW great shots.

    Here is Mine

    Comment by dennisthemennis — 2009/07/11 @ 00:24

  12. Thanks, Dennis. I LOVE your entry! Awesomeness cubed!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/11 @ 00:29

  13. These are beautiful images. Truly amazing!

    Comment by Chris — 2009/07/12 @ 11:22

  14. Oh.

    These are, quite simply, stunning. You’re absolutely right: the earth really is amazing. And how cool that you were able to capture this incredible transition.

    Thank you for sharing this sequence for this week’s Thematic Photographic. With an eye like yours, I can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your photographic sleeve!

    Comment by Carmi — 2009/07/12 @ 20:55

  15. Carmi, you are so kind. Thank you. Now, I thought I signed up to get reminders for your weekly themes, but apparently it didn’t work. :zombie: I wish I could do this regularly. Plus, I love seeing what everyone else contributes. Always so cool!

    Chris, thank you!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/07/12 @ 23:05

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