WINGS OVER SEATTLE is an aerial tour of downtown Seattle from a pilot's perspective, showing the beauties of this city at various time of the year.
The entire city and Puget Sound, along with Lake Washington and Bellevue is seen from 10,000 feet. As the flight descend to lower altitude, the tour begins over Queen Anne and progresses along the waterfront. Seattle's skylines and businesses are on displayed at different angles and season to create a dramatic look of the city. After the waterfront, Pioneer Square, Safeco and QWest fields come to view to show the south end of Seattle.
Heading east over Beacon Hill, the flight parallel the famous I-90 floating bridge to Mercer Island. Turning westbound, the spectacular blue water of Lake Washington and Seattle are overshadow by the snow covered Olympic Mountain Range. Arriving on the east side of Seattle, the trip continues over Lake Union for an aerial view of the famous 1962 World Fair icon, Space Needle.
Rounding the north end Lake Union, Mount Rainier and downtown Seattle are majestically display in the distance. Flying south, again along the west side of downtown, the skyline is slowly changing colors as the sun slowly settles to the west, rendering a series of spectacular colors. As the flight near the end of the tour, Seattle dresses in a beautiful light blue outfits with sparkles from the various lights in the ground. At the end, the last picture shows the splender of Seattle.
As a professional pilot based in Seattle, Long spends most of his time crisscrossing the western United States in a diverse group of aircraft. Whether flying high above in a corporate jet, or down low in the cockpit of a seaplane, Long spends a lot of time in the air with more than 12,000 hours of flying experience. Flying full time provides him the opportunity to capture unusual views of the landscape, spectacular weather formations and other fresh perspectives few photographers ever experience. A self taught photographer, Long’s philosophy is to keep the image true to its original and to find the beauty in the subject. He likes to keep images clean, crisp and simple so they can tell the story in a single look. From stunning views of cloud formations over Mt. Rainier to cityscapes and abstract desert formations, Long Nguyen’s airborne camera gives us all a chance to experience his unique perspective on the landscape.
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