Anyone who watches my Flickr photostream knows that I like to take aerial shots when flying gliders. Having a camera you can stick out the window means there are a lot of cool shots you can get--eventually. There's a lot trial and error involved.

Usually I'm trying to get just the right mix of horizon, glider canopy, and ground in the shot. But yesterday it occurred to me that I never really tried taking pictures of myself.

My first attempt came out far better than I expected.

That's Me!

I rather like it!

Of course, this was made easier by the fact that Mike was in the front seat flying. :-)

I'm hoping to get a little camera mount I can try from a few other vantage points within the glider. More on that later.

To see the other shots I took, check out this photoset.

Posted by jzawodn at October 30, 2006 03:19 PM

Reader Comments
# Joe Duck said:

Wow - very cool pic!

on October 30, 2006 03:56 PM
# Will Pate said:

That's badass.

on October 30, 2006 04:45 PM
# marc said:

Cool shot Maverick!


p.s. the best vacation shots are the ones with someone in the frame... you always end up passing through the ones without anyone in frame. Looks like that's true with flying pics too. Great shot!

on October 30, 2006 07:21 PM
# Arjan Eising said:

I also like it :) Keep on doing this.

on October 31, 2006 06:36 AM
# Steve Foster said:

I never get tired of these aerial shots. Just not the same from a 152.

on October 31, 2006 04:38 PM
# Flowers England said:

I have some pictures taken from above, from airliners, pictures of Atlantic and some over Europe (Italy, Spain), but this one is more impressive than I have taken from 11 km up. Really! I like it a lot. You didn’t have a good idea, but a brilliant one.

on November 1, 2006 02:57 AM
# Bob Lee said:

Nice shot!

on November 4, 2006 12:35 PM
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