When I was young I would dream of flight. I would run around the back yard
with my arms stretched out imagining that I was soaring through the air.
Climbing high away from the noise of the city I felt at peace in a place
where only I could be. I felt empowerment, unlimited potential, and freedom.
Flying Aerial Photography Platforms (drones) reminds me this. During the work
day I spend most of my time in a deeply analytical and logical framework.
I am surrounded by technology and sometimes it can feel like I’m drowning in it.
To balance that I return to the sky, but now I don’t imagine it. I watch and capture some of nature’s most beautiful and intimate moments from a place that only I can see. I watch the sunset paint the horizon from 300 feet in the air. I watch my children play as I orbit around the playground. I see the engineering achievements of architecture. I capture all of these moments to remind me of the greater world around me. It is the world beyond smart phones, and computer monitors. It’s the world I dreamed of as a child.
I love what flight represents and the emotions, wonder and awe it can produce when we see our world from a new perspective. I love exercising my creative side and sharing those moments so we can all remember the world that is always right outside our door. We spend a lot of time looking down at our digital devices. Look up, take a deep breath, be in the moment and dream.
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