One of the joys of traveling is discovering places that others tend to overlook. Thanks to the decision to use jet charters to get around, you have the opportunity to identify some locations for aerial photography that others may never consider. Here are five places to consider visiting and taking some shots that will be sure to capture the attention of your friends.
If you are planning a jet charter to the Bahamas, some aerial shots of the bridges connecting Paradise Island to Nassau are worth considering. The view will allow you to take in a nice area of Nassau Harbor as well as portions of Cabbage Beach and Paradise Beach. The contrast between the pure white sand and the lush green waters of the Atlantic will make for some spectacular shots.
While you are taking photographs, remember to work in a few of the Aquaventure Water Park that is included in the greater Atlantis resort. If you happen to fly in at night, the lights from the bridges as well as the park and the casino will yield some shots that are sure to amaze your friends.
Virunga National Park Volcanoes
Located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are two volcanoes that are of historical interest as well as being perfect subjects for aerial photography. Known as Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo, the two together are the sites of roughly 40% of Africa’s volcanic eruptions. Still active today, eruptions have taken place since the dawn of the 21st century. The contrast between the ash, hardened lava, and the lush greens of the surrounding forest will be sure to please any photographer.
Horseshoe Canyon in Alberta
If your business or pleasure travels include a charter flight to various points in Alberta, Canada, make it a point to get a few aerial shots of Horseshoe Canyon. The name comes from the shape formed by the two arms of the canyon. Each one runs roughly 5 km and extends from Kneehill Creek to Highway 9. Along with getting some shots of the canyon proper, you will be able to see what remains of Dunphy and Gatine, two mining communities also found in the prairie region.
Ghost Town: Bodie, California
When one of your trips takes you to the greater Lake Tahoe area, it’s worth making use of local air travel options to fly over the ghost town of Bodie, CA. The town was formed after the discover of gold in the area in 1859. Today, roughly a hundred structures are still intact and the town is now a state park. You can fly over the town and get a good idea of what it must have been like when the mines were thriving and entire families were moving into the area.
Château de Foix
A trip to France must include the opportunity to visit the town of Foix and enjoy a visit to the historic castle known as the Château de Foix. Overlooking the town, the current castle was constructed on the site of an earlier edifice in 987 A.D. and served many functions in the centuries since. Beginning in 1930, the castle has served as a museum containing artifacts from the area’s rich history. Aerial transportation makes it possible to enjoy a view of the castle as well as the town that is sure to delight.
There are all sorts of locations around the world that remain to be discovered by those who love the idea of photographing natural and man-made landmarks around the world. When you travel, be on the lookout for the chance to photograph something that has escaped attention. You may start the next big trend in aerial photography.