I'm a die-hard window-seat girl. I particularly love the time just after take-off and just before landing, when you can still see the ground. I love trying to pick out places and landmarks that I recognize and to see the world getting smaller and smaller--or larger and larger. From that distance, the world always looks so peaceful.
So, it should be no surprise that I think Maxwell Mackenzie's aerial photography is just so cool. Mackenzie is known for his architectural shots, but the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda currently has an exhibit of his aerial work. He takes the pictures while he's flying the plane (don't try that at home!). I especially love the second one below of the deer running through the clearing.