At my day job I work for a large internet company and manage their advertising programs, webmaster relations, perform webmaster duties on some of their sites, perfrom credit card fraud analysis, develop maintain and operate various fraud research programs, oversee their daily newsletter mailing of 4 million members, and few other odds and ends.
I got into photography as a hobby about 2 years ago. I hooked up with a great teacher who has become a good friend. In college he studied under Ansel Adams.
I had never flown on a plane before last year. I flew 12 times in one year, and became interested in commercial aviation. LAX is about 50 minutes from my house - and gives me something fun to do on the weekends and time alone.
I also like to do nature type photography - which is why this is one of my favorite photographs:
It was a great day. I was leaving New Orleans for Los Angeles, and got to the gate later than I should have. As a result I got bumped to first class because all the other seats were taken. This picture was taken close to 10,000 ft leaving N.O..
I got to sit in the cockpit too - that was fun..
Seriously, I get nervous before flying and have to take a Valium to calm down...but I love a lot of different aspects related to aviation. Photography is one of them.
Once I get my Nikon LS-1000 back from being refurbished I may submit some slides here. Till then I'll just keep taking pictures. Nice to meet everyone