This is looking down on the roller coaster in Mission Beach, in the mid ground is Mission Bay, and further out is downtown San Diego, California.
Last week I got a phone call from fellow photographer Phil Colla offering to split the cost of a helicopter charter flight over San Diego. I jumped at the opportunity! I love flying and photographing from a helicopter; you can pretty much go anywhere you want, and most importantly, you can do so with the doors removed. This is really important, as you often need to use a polarizer to cut the haze, and polarizers add funky rainbows for some reason when you use them through Plexiglas. Not to mention, shooting through Plexiglas is a great way to end up with soft photos, so doors removed is the only way to go.
Well thanks to the Santa Ana off-shore winds, we had wonderful clear conditions – I ended up with a lot of images of the area to add to our existing coverage of San Diego photos.