by Julieanne Kost

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March 1, 2013

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time in airplanes flying between events for Adobe, and in fact these flights were the motivation behind “Window Seat – the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, but what I don’t always tell people is that I’m scared to fly. And it’s not a rational fear. I “know” that there are plenty of things that I do that are far more risky, but it’s the lack of control (and the fact that when flying, we are moving through the air at 500 mph in a fragile little metal tube and, as I learned from my father (who is an engineer), all metal has stress points that can fail).

However, I decided that I didn’t want that to stop me from taking photographs from a helicopter over the Great Salt Lake in Utah. So last summer when I was out for Adobe’s Educator Summit, I took the time to make it happen. Obviously I’m a little behind on my editing, but here are six of my favorite shots.



  • By josef Piekarz - 6:13 AM on March 1, 2013  

    Its wonderful Julieanne ,

    I love the subject. the lines and the colors setting are very nice.

  • By Marsha - 6:15 AM on March 1, 2013  

    Stunning work! Thank you for sharing the story.

  • By Jay Pulli - 6:25 AM on March 1, 2013  

    Very nice subtractive compositions. I shoot a lot during my plane rides too, at least when I can get a window seat. Always fighting the haze though.

  • By Arnold Hoddevik - 7:42 AM on March 1, 2013  

    I usually don’t have the oportunity to fly wkth helicopters, but when I last summer was attend a group visiting a number of great places in south western part of USA, I could not resist tje oportunity to fly over Grand Canion. That was amazing, and gave me a few nice Photos. It was extra exciting the moment we passed the edge.
    Beatifully composed Photos from Salt Lake

  • By Dave S. - 12:33 PM on March 1, 2013  

    Simply beautiful. I would love it if you did a video on how you approach developing pictures like this in Lightroom.

  • By Daniel thomassin - 2:10 PM on March 1, 2013  

    Bonjour;cet tous simplement magique !
    bons weekend à vous et tous le monde Merci Beaucoup.


  • By Mark M - 12:32 PM on March 4, 2013  

    I’ve spent a lot of time shooting aerials up here in Alaska, but every time I fly into SLC I really wish I could spend some time shooting there. It so spectacular from the air—great shots.