Picture of the Week, January 3, 2019

A selfie, captured just north of my home base of Montgomery County Airport (KMGJ), in New York's Hudson Valley. The sun's low position at this time of year facilitates positioning my shadow on the wing of the Liberty XL2; another plus is the huge amount of fenestration on this plane. Serial trials, over a period of days, taught several lessons: remove the headset, take off the sunglasses, wear a low collar or there will be no visible neck and look straight ahead and not at the wing and shadow. Note the shoulder harness, bow of carbon fiber which supports the rear of the windshield, shadow of the instrument panel and curve of a portion of the windscreen. Oh - and sporting a big nose helps... Taken with a Canon G10. Copyrighted photo by Daniel Spitzer.

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Shadow Self Portrait

A selfie, captured just north of my home base of Montgomery County Airport (KMGJ), in New York's Hudson Valley. The sun's low position at this time of year facilitates positioning my shadow on the wing of the Liberty XL2; another plus is the huge amount of fenestration on this plane. Serial trials, over a period of days, taught several lessons: remove the headset, take off the sunglasses, wear a low collar or there will be no visible neck and look straight ahead and not at the wing and shadow. Note the shoulder harness, bow of carbon fiber which supports the rear of the windshield, shadow of the instrument panel and curve of a portion of the windscreen. Oh - and sporting a big nose helps... Taken with a Canon G10. Copyrighted photo by Daniel Spitzer.

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