from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

8.14.2005

the air above rio

close-up, in-air photos of planes are made from a second, chase plane … they fly close together, at slower speeds and relatively low (about 2000 ft above ground). the chase plane flies with a door & window removed for clear shots. in one of the more amazing experiences of my life, i recently flew in a chase plane… it seemed like i could have reached out & touched the other plane - positively exhilarating. here are a few pics from over rio de janeiro. i was not shooting through the open window, so these shots are a bit fuzzy

6 Comments:

Blogger Kiker said...

Is that Jesus?

8/15/2005 02:44:00 PM

 
Blogger betsy said...

that's right.

8/15/2005 02:47:00 PM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

Bets, these pictures are incredible! THanks for posting them. :) Glad you're back safely...hope we can all catch up soon.
BTW-who knew he lived in Brazil?

8/15/2005 03:34:00 PM

 
Blogger Amy said...

That is so cool. Though you weren't shooting from the open window/door, was this chase plane open like that near you? I can't imagine being in a plane with an open door. Amazing.

8/16/2005 11:54:00 AM

 
Blogger betsy said...

that's right - jesus under water in the keys and mountain top in rio ... just crazy.

the open door and window were a couple of rows behind where i was sitting. it was was very loud in the plane but, surprisingly, not that windy

8/16/2005 12:05:00 PM

 
Blogger Miss Kris said...

That is so awesome!

8/16/2005 11:44:00 PM

 

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