I have to give credit for the inspiration for this article/photo essay to my California friend Deborah Parrish, a photography buff and new blogger herself, and if you’ll look over at my blogroll to your right you’ll find her under “OneDrfuLife” — as in “wonderful life.”
Last Friday, Deb shared an article on a private airplane trip that she and her husband, Chick Petersen, made from their home in northern California to Monterey on the coast of central California. Her article appears in the link below:
Deb shared some great photos that she took from up in the air, and I was especially “taken away” by a shot from the distance looking over San Francisco itself, showing the expanse of America’s “most romantic city.”
I’m giving Deb credit for the inspiration because it reminded me of some photos that I took the day after Thanksgiving in 2007. My family — my lovely wife, Amy; my two sons, Curtis and Grant; my daughter, Alicia; and myself — along with my father-in-law Doug Wareing and one of Amy’s older brothers, Paul, and Paul’s regular pilot went on a plane ride in Paul’s six-passenger plane so Paul could get some flying time, taking off from the Idaho Falls airport and heading eastward to the Teton Mountain range.
Seeing the Grand Tetons is certainly nothing new to me. I’d lived close enough to them long enough to drive over to see them whenever I felt the urge, and I’ve been able to catch a glimpse of them rising above the desert floor outside of Idaho Falls so often through so many years as I’ve headed southbound from my hometown of Salmon, Idaho, I almost take them for granted.
That closeness to them has never lessened my appreciation for their wonderful beauty. This plane trip in 2007, however, gave me an entirely different perspective on them. Using a good, strong zoom lens, you almost feel like a bird or an angel soaring high above the peaks and the lakes surrounding the Tetons.
It gives a perfect “angel’s eye view” of that Rocky Mountain way.
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