Our pilot Robin with a Celebrity Helicopters associate, and Ken with 500lbs of camera gear around his neck. It was a door-free complete and total 100% blast and neither of us for one second felt the least hesitation.
The city from the sky.
You’ve Gotta check this out. I’ll be adding pictures very slooowly since my machine is weeeeak and Ken’s film camera that I was using, at mid-level scan produces 114MB files and now I’m lusting after a new computer… Check the date for new adds.
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I’m crazy for the sand in this one. You can actually see both piers, Manhattan in the foreground and Hermosa in the far distance.
For tech-types and PS devotees this is amusing, from Ken ‘Here’s one of yours. Lot of cropping–I tried to keep in most of the patterns-in-the-sand stuff since you seemed to favor that part of the composition. This started as a 4000dpi scan so it was a little trickier to reduce to 640×480.’
From Ken ‘Nice aspect of that shot is that, looking north from 2nd St. at the south end of Hermosa, it covers just about all of the tiny 1.2 mile-long Hermosa Beach coastline, which ends just shy of the northern (Manhattan) pier. Also shows killer buildings.’
I was gaga over the killer buildings feature of this shot. In the big version you can see the residents brushing their teeth. Cool on the coastline too.
That’s right, we buzzed the Goodyear Blimp. Robin radioed the blimp pilot to ask if ‘his photographers’ could take some shots and the guy radioed back ‘wull sure, ok’.
That Robin really was a wonder just like he said he was. We didn’t get the least short shrift not being, you know, celebrities or anything – he gave us celebrity treatment. More like professional treatment, taking our requests seriously and making every idea happen.