As we were making our final descent on the Skagway inlet, the bush pilot looked over at me, smirked and turned us on our side mid air.
He knew I was nervous. I was the only one on this tiny airplane, sitting shotgun and desperately trying to hold it together.
With the adrenaline pumping through my veins and my heart pushing that blood fast...I pulled my camera up to my eye as I looked out the window facing straight down at this view. My brain did not even process to click the shutter for a few seconds, I was taken aback looking through the viewfinder.
I knew without a doubt in my mind when my brain finally caught up that this was a piece that was going on walls.
My finger clicked, then instantly I shut off my camera. I was glued to the window but wanted to see what I was seeing with my own eyes.
I finally looked up at the pilot as he was leveling the plane and we shared a split second of eye contact and both started laughing out loud. Hysterically!
This was his way of telling me the WHY behind what he does as a bush pilot in Alaska. I'll never forget this shot or the moment that brought this Photograph to life. Every time I see this image, it brings me right back to the tiny bush plane experience that taught me a huge life lesson.
Do What You Love & Love What You Do.
I thanked this pilot for an enjoyable experience and for allowing our creative passions to intertwine.
We vowed to each other to live life to the fullest and said farewell as I ventured into a new territory in the Yukon searching for my next Image..