A Category of its own, Aerials

Probably the biggest challenge I had in creating this site was categorizing my collection. I always feel like each project I complete is its own category. The problem with this is that when it comes time to organize, I end up with 50 categories within Lightroom. Lately I’ve been consolidating more and more and narrowing my collections down. I don’t necessarily delete images just yet, but I do organize them better and, in turn, I better understand my own work.

Then my collection of Aerials came along. I know it’s its own category, but while building the site I didn’t know if I should add it under Landscapes or Nature. I couldn’t fit it into anything because I love these images so much that I didn’t want them getting lost amongst the others.

I mean, look at this:

Over Miami

People must not really look, I mean really look, out of the window of their planes, because if they saw what I do, everyone would have their faces glued to windows for the entire flight.

And check out how different a typical San Francisco morning is when you’re above the fog:

Welcome to San Francisco

The images in my gallery were taken throughout several flights from San Francisco to Miami. Flying over that much of the United States always gives me the most opportunity for successful Aerial shots. Low foggy clouds over the Bay Area in the beginning, followed by clear rocky landscapes, then come impressive thunderstorms with towering clouds filling the middle of the country, and then, finally, the epic clouds of the South Florida skies.

I will continue shooting from my plane window and will keep adding more images to this collection. Next time you fly I suggest choosing a window seat and keeping your camera at the ready, just in case. The aisle seat is overrated anyways.

You can view all my Aerials here.

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  1. Kamel Perez Mon May 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Thanks to you I now pay more attention to cloud formations and shapes. Most of the times they are amazing!
    Love your art!

  2. Lauren May 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    The areils are my favorite in the pictures you have up right now. They don’t look like they are taken from windows and maybe it’s just my luck, but 80% of the time when I fly, the cloud layer is simply a sheet of white and not much to take a picture of. You have a gift.

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