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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Smith Field Airport celebrates the new 12-unit T-hangar facility.

Up Up and Away!

Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
The President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mike Lamdram, gears up for a short flight at Smith Field Airport on Thursday

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/2000 s

Aperture: f/6.3

Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 217 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I got to ride in an airplane! It's always a good day when you get to take a spontaneous ride on a plane.

I was covering Smith Field Airport's 12 unit T-hangar celebration. I took a variety of different shots from the ground, but then a pilot named Joel asked if I wanted to take a ride. Of course, I wasn't going to turn him down.

We went up and I got some pretty nice aerials of the hangar and a few shots of the downtown area.

The last time I was in a plane doing aerials was when I was pregnant. This time it was just me and I still got a little nauseous up in the air. The pilot was great at flying around the hangar and tilting the plane just right. Shooting with your camera, and having uneven air, I guess, would make anyone feel a little ill. However, it was a great day to fly, the visibility was beautiful. Check out a few of my selects.

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist

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