aerial photographer - air to air photo of airplane in Alaska

A local air service, Homer Air, recently had one of their Cessna 206 airplanes repainted- a great reason to get up and make some new aerial photos to show off the sharp new look. The photo above shows the plane flying over Kachemak Bay with the Homer Spit and the town of Homer, Alaska in the background. The blue ocean is a nice contrast for the white plane which turned out to be a challenge to photograph against the snow covered mountains this time of year. I’m looking forward to another aerial photo shoot with this plane when the mountains turn green and black later this spring.

Tech notes: For this aerial shoot I was using the Canon 1DmIII digital slr with a canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS lens and a circular polarizing filter. The exposure was 1/2500 at f/4, nice and sharp. The two lenses I use most when shooting aerials are the canon 24-70 2.8 and the lens used here, the 70-200 2.8. Occasionally I also use a Ken-Labs gyro stabilizer, but on a bright sunny day like this it’s not needed.