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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK) - Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.
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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK)


Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
There wasn't one cloud in the sky, but the grayish smoke definitely altered the golden sunrise color and created the color tints seen in this shot. Fortunately, the smoke layer was not extremely thick or the pic would have portrayed a dismal "rainy day" environment.
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot Gary! Great lighting! All 5!
Tom Vance
This is a great shot and jet Gman....! I bet you are wearing a mask and it aint for Covid! Good luck with the smoke we've been layered since June 30th, with 5 days clear only in Redding and it's been smoke everyday, no sunrise, sunsets are beat read sun shine and ugly.......good luck!
peter tomlinson
Gary.....I attempted to upload a picture of a HC144 Ocean Sentry , but to no avail . How can I complete the upload ?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Peter. Most likely it is simply because the dimensions of the photo are too large. (If you try to upload a pic that is larger than the program can handle, it rejects the upload.) Just use a program to reduce the size dimensions and try again. For a guideline re: dimensions, I usually reduce to 1760 x 880 or so ... anywhere in that area ... and mine load up OK.
peter tomlinson
File size is 365Kb , 1084 x 591 .
I do not have a tail number , the aircraft is a U.S. Coast Guard plane . When I enter the model number , invalid appears on the form .

BTW , the reason I am contacting you is that a few years ago you helped me with some info , after I had posted the pic on Flightaware .
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi again, Peter .....
Geesh. the file size is fine. No way is it too large. I must admit I do not understand why it won't upload. Have you tried just uploading it without entering any info into the boxes? If you can get it to load into the gallery without entering any info, you can put all the appropriate info into the DESCRIPTION BOX under the photo. True, the picture won't display any title, but you would have the info in the description box. I truly wish I could assist you but I have no idea why it won't load. Perhaps it is too small?? You might try enlarging the file size to some dimension like 1280 x ???. A small enlargement should not have too much adverse impact on the photo's clarity / quality. It can't hurt to try ....
ken kemper
Cool Shot.........

I can see the forest fire spoke by your mountain.

Hope your home is far enough away from any threatening fire.
Dwight Hartje
Excellent short of the "100 Years Strong" Livery in some great morning lighting, Gary!
Gavin Hughes
Certainly glad we don't have that wildfire problem and to have to breathe that smoke (but summer is still to come) but it does make for some beautiful color tones. A very nice capture in what would be physically trying conditions. Well done.
Uwe Zinke
perfect pic Gary!!
William Owens
I always wonder what the guy on the tail actually had on his mind when the original pic was taken…Hmmm, wonder if the salmon are running this morning…
C.W. Reed
Another 5 star photo my friend:-)

Sb Harrison
Alaska air my fav ,like the plane
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