I have been fascinated by flight and aviation since I was a very small girl. I studied aviation and even dreamed of becoming an astronaut. But apparently it wasn’t in the cards. So whenever I have the opportunity to fly, I am all over it.
Last year at a fundraising auction for my favorite high school band, I became the winner of a Front-Range sightseeing flight. It’s taken us a while to get our schedules aligned, but my husband and I finally got to make our flight.
Our awesome pilot Al knew I wanted to practice my aerial photography, so we planned a sunrise flight on a beautiful clear spring day. We took off from Centennial Airport and headed toward the mountains.
The day was just a little hazy, so I made use of HDR technology to cut through the haze make my aerial photography pop. My favorite source for all things HDR is Trey Ratcliff’s Stuck in Customs. If you want to get started with HDR, check out his Introduction to HDR ebook. If you want to become an HDR ace (that’s my goal), Trey Ratcliff’s Complete HDR Tutorial is the way to go.
We flew along the front range up as far as Boulder. I got to sit in the pilot’s seat since Al’s plane has a window that opens on that side, giving me an unobstructed view for my aerial photography.
The mountains were absolutely stunning.
But we’re already planning our next aerial photography adventure. And by the way, Al is available for other aerial adventures. If you’d like to connect with him, leave me a message in the comment section below.