A couple weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for a workshop with my mentor Sue Bryce, which was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my entire photography career.

But before I get to tell you all about it, I wanted to show you some awesome views I captured from the plane.

Trip to Los Angeles

During any flight, I normally take the time to recover some sleep or to watch a movie but this time was different. The different landscapes that you can find on the route from Toronto to Los Angeles are incredible. You are pretty much crossing over the entire United States in just a couple hours, and can see mountains, deserts, big cities, and even The Grand Canyon!

(I took the photos with my phone so it is not the greatest quality, but still beautiful).

The Beautiful Aerial Photography

So, here I am leaving you some of the photos I took from the plane:

Nebraska from the airplane

Nebraska from the air

Really cool circles somewhere in Nebraska

The Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area

The Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area from the air. Cambridge, Nebraska.

The Colorado’s Mountains

One of Colorado’s biggest claims to fame — literally — is its 58 fourteeners: Rocky Mountain peaks that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level. These sky-scraping mountains make Colorado the tallest state in the United States and lure hikers and photographers anxious for that amazing photo and bragging rights for summiting their heights.

These are some photos I capture from the air of these beautiful mountains:

Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado.

Colorado's mountains from the air

Colorado's mountains from the air

Colorado's mountains from the air

The Canyonlands

It was the first time I get to see that stunning red and orange ground. It is hard to believe that the colour is actually so bright. And the details of the canyons were impressive, even from the airplane.

It was breathtaking to see the changes of the colours from green, to orange, and then reds, and back to browns all over.

The Colorado river from the air

The Colorado river from the air

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

And yes, the colours were that bright and that impressive from the airplane. I can just imagine how it is to actually be down there, having those red walls in front of you…

After having this speak peek of this amazing place, I cannot wait to plan a trip back here to photograph the Grand Canyon and all the national parks around it.

More to come…

During this trip, I stayed in LA downtown. Even that I spent most of the days at the Sue Bryce’s workshop, I still had some free time to walk around the city and visit some cute spots.

I will be sharing more about this in my next post. Stay tuned!