America by Air: Sunrise, Sunset

Amanda Lewellyn

Reader Amanda sends in two gorgeous photos—the first of sunrise over the Mississippi River, near her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee:

I’m a college student who frequently travels for school, for extracurriculars, and for summer programs. Being a student means I’m living on a budget. Translation: Most of my flights take off either pre-dawn or very late at night. Despite the absolute obliteration of my circadian rhythm, there is a silver lining—I get to see the sun rise and set over many cities both foreign and familiar.

I flew out of New York City twice a year as a college student, so Amanda’s shot of sunset over Manhattan was a welcome sight to me:

Amanda Lewellyn