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MPSC in Miami: 2013

Recently I flew to beautiful Miami to photograph the Military Personnel Services Corporation's annual off-site conference, at Turnberry Isle Miami Resort.  It was an amazing trip, not only because of the lovely warm Florida beach weather while the DC area endured non-stop rain, but also since it was made more significant to me as it marks the first time a client has flown me to a destination for a shoot.  Over the course of several days, I sat in on conference sessions, and enjoyed the party atmosphere at cocktail hours and hosted dinners each night.  It was a very enjoyable trip, and I began missing Miami the moment I stepped off my return flight into DCA. Check out all of the photos on the client site (password required).

And with my recent aerial photography from helicopters, I of course took some interesting photos on the flights to and from Miami.

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With all the work I've done (and continue to do) for Dulles Airport over the years, this was the first time I've flown through DCA - I was very impressed with JetBlue's service, and loved the free satellite TV - I watched Criminal Minds and Law and Order: SVU while I edited photos...  no different than when I normally edit, just a lot more altitude ;-)

I did manage to get some interesting views of Alexandria on the way into DCA - you can see the Masonic Temple behind Virginia's side of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.

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This trip also marked the first time I've used the 1D X on a major job - it's an amazing camera and worked flawlessly for me. The image quality is breathtaking out of camera, and best of all, ISO noise doesn't exist... you can only call it grain now, because it is so natural that it looks like film!  Phenomenal!