Southwest Airlines Flyover

Welcome to the weekend, TGIF and all of that good stuff! Things have been a bit busier than I had anticipated, but we can shift gears now and get into weekend mode.

To close out the week I thought I would share this shot captured in Columbia Maryland. I was focusing on a water fountain (future post) and could see a plane approaching in the background at a somewhat low altitude. This is not at all unusual in Columbia since the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is a fairly short distance away. Planes passing over this area are likely on the runway in 10 minutes or so.

Anyhow, the plane was quickly approaching so I dismounted the camera from the tripod and fired off 6 frames. The image below was the best of the bunch, as I was able to catch the edge of some trees in the corner, which provides a little reference and scale. The distinctive colors lets us know it's a Southwest Airlines flight.

So here we are, taking off for the weekend. Like most others, it will be a short flight. :-)

Southwest Airlines Flyover
Southwest Airlines Flyover

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Have a great weekend, friends!

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