I was talking to a fellow photographer at DFW Monday night about being bored out of my mind with the usual DFW stuff. There are days when I rarely even get out of the truck. I have these images in my mind of what I want to accomplish, but it aint gonna happen at DFW. I need something different to keep me driven. Sam said it best in the caption of this image:
Photo © Sam Chui
Indeed. "Closer to the Real Aviation Photography I am Looking for..."
My reason for this post is to find out from everyone what they do when they find themselves searching for that ever elusive killer image. I'm not talking about cockpits shots, cabin views, airport overviews, and the like. I'm talking about pure, one of a kind captures that cannot be duplicated. Sitting by the fence at DFW is not the answer.
I'm looking for input from all you veterans about where on this planet I need to be and at what times of the year. I realize luck will play its part. I have three weeks vacation this year and want to use it wisely. To increase my odds of getting better images into my camera I need to be at the right places at the right times. My worst fear is to travel halfway around the world for a point-and-shoot session.
You guys tell me about your dream shots and where and when they would happen. I'm anxious to get started making plans for a few trips.
Please e-mail me through messaging if you have more in-depth specifics.