However, not only did this site nurture my love for aviation, it brought the wonder and amazement of photography into my life. These are a couple photos that still stand out today that I remember flabbergasted me when I first saw them:
Photo © Andrew Hunt - AirTeamImages
Photo © Mark Garfinkel
So, when I had the money, I made my first purchase of the Canon 300D and my little stint on airliners.net began.
I'm not looking for attention or whatev.. I just want to give you photographers a heads up. Because you are the guys that gave me the feed back, rejected my photos, and some of you guys became my best friends. Photography started to get in the way of a childhood dream though. To be a professional aviator. I let photography make choices over my real passion, flying. which is what has ultimately lead to this decision.
No doubt it was fun going out by myself on calm summer afternoons, or with a crazy bunch of photog friends in the early morning to make my 1000 photos.. but sitting in the small cessna with a student teaching him S-Turns and Landings is more rewarding than any "Ramp shot" or "jumpseat shot" could ever be.
I look forward to all the amazing photos you guys continue to produce on a daily routine.
... now lets go fly some planes!!!
Photo © Adam Wright