Bird’s Eye View
While we were turning to check out Magee below, we were about 200-300 above the forest. I love pine trees and seeing them looking straight down is such a fascinating and cool pattern. All I had with me was the Z6 / Z24-70f2.8 which I had set to Monochrome (B&W to you and me). With the viewfinder smashed against my face and my hand holding the front element as so to not scratch up the window, I shot when I saw a pattern I liked.
I don’t do a ton of aerial shooting so I kinda go the easy way out. I raised my ISO to 1600 so I had a 1/500 shutter speed. I use autofocus which isn’t the best policy as we were moving 138mph ground speed so there was about 50% out of focus images that got deleted. Then I would start shooting just as the pattern appeared in the viewfinder and kept shooting until I saw it disappear. These are some of my favorites from the short shoot.