Edge of Space

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© Michael Fuchs
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

I seem to have spent my whole life trying to get higher up. I love the perspective from above. It’s as if I can see everything all at once and without the flaws of detail. It reminds me that we all live in the same place, and from above, I find it easy to look past borders and divisions. From high enough, it’s all just one place.

I took this photograph at high altitude over the southern Atlantic coast. I used a linear polarizing filter and intentionally under exposed the image to create a dark sky. No color post processing - no photoshop.

46 responses

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (17 Dec 2007):

    Wow, this is amazing!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (27 Dec 2007):

    That's for sure!

  • astronauta perdido

    astronauta perdido said (29 Dec 2007):

    rocks, yeah!!! and the tittle, great!!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (29 Dec 2007):

    colorful surroundings!

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (30 Dec 2007):

    LOVe your description. Really adds new dimension to your photo.

  • Marianne Greig

    Marianne Greig gave props (6 Jan 2008):

    wickkked shot, my friend

  • Lucy Yang

    Lucy Yang said (13 Jan 2008):

    Wow. Amazing colors!

  • elizabeth weisheit

    elizabeth weisheit said (5 Feb 2008):

    Simply stunning.

  • jon van gilder

    jon van gilder gave props (17 Feb 2008):

    Nice job!

  • N Parker

    N Parker said (28 Feb 2008):

    It's interesting how such a chaotic place can seem beautiful and simple from above.

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (25 Apr 2008):

    I keep imagining how incredible the hi-res photo is! Your words above are just as part of it as the light which sculpted it for us.

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (1 Sep 2008):


  • Alexander Serret

    Alexander Serret gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    O.O There are no words

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (9 Oct 2008):


  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    I'm going to have to look out the plane window more closely and often.

  • Denise Foley

    Denise Foley gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Amazing shot -- well done!

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Amazing shot. Beautiful

  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Man....your ariel work is nothing short of stunning and sublime. Keep it up. and from the amount of shots you have it looks like you must spend half your life up there.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2008):


  • Holly Dorsey

    Holly Dorsey said (16 Nov 2008):

    Kinda funny... I was looking through the lens flare theme... wishing I had submitted a photograph of my own... one of the first photos I clicked on was this one. I really liked it so I made it a favorite then looked at more of your work and realized that I had seen it before. I looked up at your name and picture, and at first I thought you were a contact but then instead saw that you had favored one of my photographs...37,000ft. which was also an increadible shot taken from an airplane window. So I favored your photo without realizing you had favored mine... Kinda funny

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    came back to "fav"..great entry!

  • Abhishek Majumder

    Abhishek Majumder gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    great shot.

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (20 Nov 2008):

    Great shot! It looks like a whole other planet!

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane said (21 Dec 2008):


  • Christie Patient

    Christie Patient gave props (25 Feb 2009):


  • Chris Schwind

    Chris Schwind gave props (26 Feb 2009):

    Awesome Shot!..how'd you take that?

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (3 May 2009):


  • Karen Lynch

    Karen Lynch gave props (5 May 2009):

    You certainly have found your "space" in the photo world.

  • Richard Casio

    Richard Casio gave props (22 May 2009):

    such great work!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (22 Sep 2009):


  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (21 Nov 2009):

    very nice

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    wow! beautiful colors and view. lucky you!

  • Arline Grant

    Arline Grant gave props (1 Jan 2010):


  • Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Great shot

  • yu weiwei

    yu weiwei said (6 Mar 2010):

    Can not reach the height you are very lucky. Envy.

  • Pascale Wiecki-Dhellemm

    Pascale Wiecki-Dhellemm gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    so beautiful, so colorful, So high!!(

  • David Johnson

    David Johnson gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    Impressive capture and description.

  • Jamie Nardoni

    Jamie Nardoni (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    so beautiful! :)

  • manoj kumar

    manoj kumar gave props (3 Sep 2010):

    amazing pic A+++;)

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (26 Sep 2010):


  • Sasha Constantine

    Sasha Constantine said (2 Nov 2010):

    I really like this photo. Earth appears as a rare gem and there is a sense of the vastness that surrounds it.
    Great work.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    Excellent! It is very inspiring!

  • Art Lover

    Art Lover gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Amazing - no other word applies

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    nicely done

  • Christian Buecker

    Christian Buecker gave props (22 Aug 2011):

    very good! the green flash?

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    A magical photo! Very nice!

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