Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Landscapes from the Air
My father was a licensed pilot. When I was a teenager I developed a passion for photography, went flying with dad, took a few pictures and before I knew it, I was being paid to take pictures of farms, houses, and businesses from the air. I paid for several thousand dollars in camera equipment in the 1970's doing that. Things changed, I moved to Florida, moved onto other careers, dad quit flying, and I haven't taken areal photographs for a few decades.
When I fly I usually take an aisle seat in the middle of coach. But once in a while I end up with empty seats next to me and I will slide over into the window seat. That happened this summer, as I was flying in and out of LaGuardia. And I grabbed a few nice shots, Yankee Stadium and the Manhattan skyline. A little hazy, but not bad.
Do you usually take a window, aisle, or middle seat?