A different perspective.
I flew up the Verde River today with my GoPro Hero camera on, shooting video. As I relax in my hotel room this evening, I’m reviewing the footage.
I’ll treat readers to two stills taken from the video. In both shots, I’ve included the dam at the bottom of the photo. It’s a view most folks don’t get to see. The quality of the images isn’t the best — it was taken from video, after all — but I still think they’re nice enough to share.
This is Bartlett Lake, the first lake you come to as you go up the Verde from its confluence with the Salt River. It’s about 10 feet down from full and they’re letting water out at the dam, as you can see in the lower left corner of the photo.
This is Horseshoe Lake, the Verde’s other lake. As you can see, the water surface was like glass and there were some really great reflections. This lake is fuller than I usually see it, but still not full enough to reach the dam.
It was a great day for flying, with smooth air, comfortable temperatures, and just enough clouds to make it interesting.
If I can get my act together tonight, I’ll try to put together a video from Day 1. Stay tuned.
And if you want to shoot real (not from video) photos of these places — or other places around Arizona — you owe it to yourself to look up Flying M Air.