The One Percent

You spend an afternoon hiking around the desert looking for that great scene, you recruit someone to help, you preflight the aircraft and it goes from dead calm to 10-15. But your after the shot so off you go, expecting mechanical turbulence you watch everything very carefully. You add extra energy since you will be low. Your friend fires off the camera and you go around and around for shot after shot till your arms tire. Did we get anything? Well the best result is shown below with the aircraft hiding behind a bush. Only about 1% of the aerial photographs really work out. It doesn’t matter what you do it will always be 1%. So when you see those pretty aerial photographs, remember you are looking at the 1%.

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