28 Feb Pic(k) of the week 9: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY with the FUJIFILM X-H1

Source: Bjorn Moerman

Aerial Photography is one of my favorite types of Photography. Even after all those years, watching the world below us, is without a doubt one of the best things about the flying job I do for a living. It really is the best office in the world! Needless to say, that I’m not clicking away while flying the plane…
What all of us can do however, even as non-pilots, is rent a plane with a pilot for an hour (or less), in order to do a sightseeing/aerial photography trip. These trips are often much more affordable than what one initially thinks. Check with the company renting the aircraft, if photography is allowed and preferably rent a “high wing airplane” as it makes it much easier to shoot below. Make sure that you clearly brief your pilot before, about what you want.  
The San Francisco Bay Area is a great place to do such a thing. Several small airplane rental places organize Bay Tours (check out San Carlos and Palo Alto airports), which offers great views on things like the Golden gate bridge, city and airport of San Francisco and some interesting nature reserves on the East side of the bay. 
One of them is located just next to the Facebook Headquarters and close to the Palo Alto airport. As often is the case in my Aerial Photography, I was attracted to the interesting patterns; almost looking like the surface of Mars. 

As I’m not sure how exactly the place was formed, I would like to hear from anybody who has more info on the location. 

Image details:
Fujifilm X-H1 with the XF18-135 lensISO 200, f 9.0, 1/480s, 88mm Lightroom CC

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