Had the opportunity to take aerial photos from a helicopter. It was assignment work for my job at the university. No arguments from me that I have a nice job. This kind of thing isn’t going to happen very often. The guy ahead of me only did it two or three times in 30 plus years and all of those were from a small airplane. Helicopters are the most awesome because they can stop, go up and down, and turn around on a dime. It was a small machine and just right for taking pictures. We made a couple of different runs and had a few adventures along the way.
Timing is everything, though. No doubt the time right after sunrise is the most fun and most beautiful. As the day goes on you quickly loose contrast and texture.