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Engines on Fire

Sunrise over the Pacific.

The very first rays illuminating an aircraft at cruising altitude is a sight to behold. I got lucky on this United Airlines flight from Narita to SFO a few days ago on a B747 powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4056 engines.

This post is not about image quality – a smartphone angled behind three panes of plexiglass is far from an ideal situation. The story here is the sublime quality of light and its fast changing hues; the two images were taken less than a minute apart.

Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Port side
iPhone 6s

Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Starboard side
iPhone 6s

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