Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Come By It Naturally

In case you didn't know, I enjoy taking pictures.  And I enjoy adventure.  Some have even called me crazy at times.  Apparently, I come by both of those things naturally.  Let me explain how I know this.....

As you know, I have been going through my Dad's slides from the 1950s and 1960s.  He was a pilot in the Navy and took photos to document his travels, his life.  He also took photos like this...
And this...
Yes, he took photos from his plane.
Did I mention that the plane he was flying while taking these photos was a single seater?  Meaning there was no one else to take over the controls while he took photos.  Yes, he was flying a jet and using his knees to steer!
And sometimes he would fly close to things to get a better photo and sometimes he would fly too close...
Apple, meet Tree!

7 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

These are awesome!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Like Father --like daughter... When I was younger, my brother took me flying in his little Piper Cub airplane. I wanted to learn to fly so much --but never had the money or time to do it... I'm too old now --but that was a dream I never fulfilled..

Gorgeous pictures...
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cool pics - what talent!

George said...

What wonderful pictures! Your Dad got some marvelous pictures. Yes, I would have to agree that you came by your photography skills (and other things) naturally.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Flying with his knees???? Well, at least we know he wasn't texting too!!! Lovely photos...yes, you have his adventurous gene and mad skills with the camera!

Tammy said...

Wow! These photos are amazing! You are so lucky to have them.

kristi said...

Awesomeness!