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Aerial Photographs

The question of aerial photography came up in a meeting today, so I went looking through my archives for a few samples. They are a few years old but from such interesting and/or beautiful places, I felt like sharing them here.

An aerial view of the Sklabinsky Castle is seen in Sklabina, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

An aerial view of the Sklabinsky Castle in Sklabina, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

An aerial view of the Orava Castle is seen in Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

An aerial view of the Orava Castle in Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

Several villages at the foot of the Velka Fatra Mountain, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

Several villages at the foot of the Velka Fatra Mountain, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

An aerial view is seen of Liptovska Mara Dam, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

An aerial view of Liptovska Mara Dam, Slovakia on June 12, 2010.

The Bilgeh Estates residential villa compound outside Baku, Azerbaijan on  July 15, 2010.

The Bilgeh Estates residential villa compound outside Baku in Bilgeh, Azerbaijan on July 15, 2010.

Neft Daslari, or "Oily Rocks," a Soviet-built offshore oil installation that resembles a city with full dormitories, tea house, offshore oil platforms and a Heydar Aliyev Museum, 40 kilometers from the Azeri coast in the Caspian Sea on July 15, 2010. Neft Daslari is the world's first offshore oil platform.

Neft Daslari, or “Oily Rocks,” a Soviet-built offshore oil installation that resembles a city with full dormitories, tea house, offshore oil platforms and a Heydar Aliyev Museum, is seen 40 kilometers from the Azeri coast in the Caspian Sea on July 15, 2010. Neft Daslari is the world’s first offshore oil platform.

Post-script, February 5: Coincidentally, yesterday was all about helicopters. Who hasn’t misremembered that time they flew in a helicopter that wasn’t hit by an RPG? I certainly don’t misremember anything of the sort happening in any of these helicopter journeys. I did refuse a helicopter elsewhere in Slovakia though due to wind conditions and the fact that I detected the smell of slivovitz on the pilot. No picture is worth a life and no lie is worth a lifetime of credibility-building within your field and among the greater public.