Round Holes in Square Boxes, Texas by Kasia-D

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Another in my series World From Above. On a Delta Airlines flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Atlanta, I was fascinated by these round patterns contrasting with the straight roads and curvy river, when flying over the US. It seems there is a watering mechanism that rotates around the field, making round more sensible than square. I didn’t add the lines which I presume are roads. The fields are huge by European standards – this pic was taken at 11,000 m above sea level with a 200mm zoom. What amazed me when I straightened up the fields in PS, is that they are really laid out in a almost perfect lines and square pattern!

Following the flight pat in Google Earth the location seems to be near Catfish Draw, Texas!

Nikon D70, Sigma 18-200mm. Post-pro in PhotoShop.
25.03..2012, 1073 views.

Featured in The Fabulous Prairies, On the Run and From the Cockpit

Article in September Edition of Wildlife, Nature and Landscape Photography Online MagazineCapturing the World from Above – Tips for Aerial Photography


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Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistabout 5 years ago

    Very abstract.
    A great find.
    I’m always looking for the cloud formations as well.
    Isn’t flying great..
    ( can’t wait for October…..)

  • Larry, thank you, laddie. I love flying, which is just as well as I have to do it fairly often. But this trip was really special and the light, plane windows and views gave me lots of shots as well as memories. Where are you flying in October?

    – Kasia-D

  • Roslyn Slater
    Roslyn Slaterabout 5 years ago

    This is truly an amazing arial shot. Thanks for sharing all the information about it.

  • Roslyn, it was truly amazing to view from above. Even now, a couple of years later I’m still in awe when I look at it. Thank you for your lovely comment and fave!

    – Kasia-D

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistabout 5 years ago

    Leave Melb and arrive Seattle USA on Oct 19 to stay with Tammy ( tsrosevear ) for 5 days, then fly to Blacksburg Virginia for 2 weeks with more friends, before coming home on Nov.9

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    This is amazing Kasia! You are really incredible! :)

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulous natural abstract!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and for the feature below – I’m really pleased by that:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondabout 5 years ago

    I really like your pattern, almost abstract, presentation. I too enjoy taking shots from commercial flights, but I think in last many years I have never seen anyone else taking such photos. Well done.

  • Thank you for your kind, extended comment and compliment! Very pleased to meet someone else who enjoys this kind of shot. Have you checked out the group Birds Eye View, as there more around:-) or more of mine?

    – Kasia-D

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyabout 4 years ago

    Wow, that is quite remarkable. I have occasionally seen isolated fields like this in Europe, especially when flying over Spain, but I have never seen such a concentration of so many.

  • AJM, wow, I’m impressed you found this in my gallery. I really didn’t know what I was capturing when I first saw it. Then I asked a fellow passenger, and then did some research – and also happened to find the location in Google Earth:-) I’m really pleased you like this! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 4 years ago

    Wow – just featured in On the Run

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaabout 4 years ago

  • Carlos, obrigado, my friend! I’m very pleased you like this one too!

    – Kasia-D

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Wow Kasia – you never cease to amaze me. You have an incredible eye for a shot (even at 30,000ft+) and your execution is always spot on! This is almost unbelievable – bet seen from space these will look like missile launch pads! Fabulous work Kasia – please keep on amazing me! xx

  • Bob, thank you my friend. Your enthusiasm never fails to encourage me:-) The passenger next to me kindly explained what on earth they were and then I googled for them when I got back. I’ve still got a few gems in my archive and hopefully will capture some more in future too. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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