When you fly, you get to see the ordinary from a very extraordinary perspective. It opens your eyes to break free from edge-on, and you find yourself wishing you could hang around a little longer before heading off to wherever you're headed. Alas, when it's an Airbus A320 climbing out of one of the busiest airports on the planet, speed matters a little more than one passenger's desire to grab a few pictures. So on this day, as I had done so many times before, I shot quickly, and left the sorting out process for later.
And what did I realize later on? That even the largest objects - bridges, buildings, trucks, containers, rain lines - look toylike from way up here. Shocking, I know. I wonder if anyone down there was looking up, thinking the same thing about our plane.
Your turn: Who's down there? What's their story? (Pick one and have fun with it.)
One more thing: This photo closes out our grey-themed Thematic. You can still share yours by heading here. New theme, from behind, launches tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET.