A dear friend in Moab arranged a surprise for us, a photo flight over Arches and Canyonlands NPs. It was my first trip in a small plane (4 seats) and it was great! I got to sit next to the pilot, who it turns out has taken many great photos from the plane so I was able to ask him for suggestions about camera settings and what lens to use.
We started off with a quick turn over Arches NP, got to see 2 arches I won’t likely see by hiking, Landscape and Delicate Arches.
Then we headed over to Canyonlands. On the way we viewed Dead Horse Point,
and the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.
Our pilot , Jim, was so knowledgeable about the areas, pointed out various features for us and made the flight both interesting and very successful photo-wise for both of us. We took off at about 0830, it was very clear and nearly no wind. That made the flight very smooth, but the lack of wind did allow some haze which is evident in some of the images.