July 3, 2016


Happy Independence Day, everyone!

I’m taking a break from Grant Teton images to bring you a treat from the sky.

I kicked off the holiday weekend yesterday with an aerial tour of the North Shore of Massachusetts and the New Hampshire Seacoast. My pilot was my good friend and running buddy, George Walk. My wife, Jean joined us for the ride.

George has been a pilot for over 30 years. He recently got certified to fly the Cirrus SR20, a really cool and comfortable plane with lots of gadgets — including a parachute, which would gently(?) lower the plane to the ground in the event of an emergency. Thankfully, we didn’t have to put it to the test. George was the consummate professional. He made Jean and me feel comfortable and at home in the plane and he went out of his way to explain everything about the flight, the restrictions and reasoning behind everything he did.

The flight was fantastic. We took off from Beverly Airport and flew for a little over an hour. The conditions were perfect for flying and really good for photography. Photography only gets a “really good” because it was so early in the day. Flying closer to sunset or at dawn would have provided better light. But I am not complaining. It was fantastic.

This image is of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portsmouth Harbor. Those bumps on the horizon are the White Mountains.

Below is George, doing what he does. Thanks again, George! Can’t wait to fly with you again!

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