from a distance: the italian alps

the italian alps, viewed from the plane (day 13 of the 30 day photo challenge: from a distance)

For today’s Challenge, “From A Distance”, I knew I had the perfect picture – because I don’t think I’ve ever had more distance between myself and a subject than when I took this shot of the Italian Alps.

Since I was flying in a giant jet, we were at an incredibly high altitude, and the tips of the alps were just barely poking through the cotton-batting-like clouds. It was so beautiful, I had difficulty looking away long enough to extract my camera from my bag; but of course, as usual, I’m glad I did.

the italian alps and another plane!

As I was staring and snapping away at the breathtaking sight, I saw another plane in the distance!

the italian alps, our plane, and another plane!

And then the other jet flew right by! After my foray into piloting small aircraft, I’m sure the pilots were talking to each other, and I wish I could’ve heard them.

This glorious view was the perfect end to my perfect trip to Rome in February to visit with one of my best friends.

This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 13: From a Distance.