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Above the Everglades

I've wanted to do this ever since I moved to Florida -- photograph abstract patterns of nature in the Everglades from a helicopter. As I birthday present to myself, I went down the the Florida Keys to photograph for a few days. On one of those days I arranged for a helicopter to fly our of Marathon Key up to the section of the glades I wanted to cover.


I had done plenty of research before hand and settled on a wetland area in the south western part of the Everglades. I chose this territory because of the water pathways that cut abstract patterns through the green marsh lands.


We took off late morning to have even sunlight casting interesting patterns from the numerous fast-moving clouds overhead. I had the pilot fly in tight circles over interesting areas so the helicopter would tilt hard over on its side and I could shoot straight down to create abstract compositions of a flat landscape.





Gear: Nikon Z7 camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 S zoom







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