Sunrise from Above

I have always been excited to fly on a plane in the early morning in anticipation of the sunrise. Getting a window seat on the eastern part for every dawn flight I had was always my priority. As the plane taxis the runway and hovers above, light slightly dimmed, the stunning aerial view of the city is always a sight to enjoy.

Going farther out of the darkness on the horizon up above, the sun peeks through bit by bit like a shining jewel from afar. Especially on a cloudy day when a storm seems to threaten smooth flying, a sunrise of different appearances can be seen. Diverse kinds and layers of clouds obscure the mighty light creating spectacular hues of pink, orange, bright yellow, red and also a tint of gray.

 “Clouds that move across the sky are changing forms before our very eyes,” Jose Mari Chan has written in his song Constant Change. Yes, indeed. But as for me, in as much as I enjoy the different forms of clouds as the song goes, let me share with you something special: sunrise shots taken aboard the plane on two different occasions of my dawn flights from Metro Manila to Cotabato City.

Sunrise in the Philippines

The sun peeking through the clouds forming a beautiful color formation.

Sunrise in the Philippines

Sea of clounds.

Sunrise in the Philippines

Mt. Makiling in silhouette.

Sunrise in the Philippines

Approaching Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga del Norte area.

Sunrise in the Philippines

A beautiful reflection above Bohol Sea.

Sunrise in the Philippines

Lanao Lake, Lanao Del Sur.

Sunrise in the Philippines

The stunning sunrise peeking through the thick clounds.

About Jakeson Florido

Jakeson Florido is working for a Fortune 500 company engaging in engineering and technology. Writing is his passion. Nature, culture and heritage conservation is his advocacy. He is a traveler wannabe and also speaks and writes in three major Philippine dialects.Follow him on twitter @myplanetph or his Facebook Fan Page My Planet Philippines. You can also find him at Google+.
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One Response to Sunrise from Above

  1. PIP says:

    I always request a window seat to get a great view of the surroundings especially during take off and landings…. next time i fly, i will surely bring my camera to get shots like these!!!

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