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Old 12-02-2013, 06:50 PM
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I doubt if anyone has ever built or purchased an RV with the idea that it will be a great photography platform. I know I didn't. I built it for cross country speed and fun aerobatics. And the truth is that it is a pretty lousy photography platform.

The things is, over the years, I have been flying fewer and fewer cross country flights and more and more local scenic/photography flights. I generally don't have much of a plan. I will drive to the airport and fly the direction of something I am curious about or to an area I haven't been to in a while.

I enjoy this and get a kick out of it when other people like and want to share the photographs. In addition to the ordinary family and friends outlets quite a few photos taken from my little garage built plane have been published in scientific journals. Today, for a first, I was asked for permission to use one of the photos in a college textbook.

The RV isn't really the tool for the job, and I would still like to have something with a high wing and openable door/window for better quality but the RV works for pleasure photography and I do enjoy the fact that you get to the subject area in a hurry.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:57 PM
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:03 AM
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Larry,

I have a similar experience. A year ago I flew over Hudson River with a Drift camera mounted on my left wing tip. After the flight I uploaded the entire video (http://youtu.be/Jk_vNHpBp74) on YouTube and post here. Two months ago I got an email from a Japanese TV production company asking permission to use a segment for their upcoming special program on the Miracle of Hudson. What a surprise. Now I am acknowledged on a Japanese TV program that I will never see.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:02 AM
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Today, for a first, I was asked for permission to use one of the photos in a college textbook.
No doubt a geology/geomorphology textbook with a section on karst?

Congratulations. You have a great eye for the intriguing and take some mighty nice photos!
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:21 AM
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No doubt a geology/geomorphology textbook with a section on karst?...
Sustainability, oddly enough.
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