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The End of 2016 and the Beginning of 2017

For Photographic Solutions and Utah by Air, 2016 went out in style. Our last flight of the year took us over some of the amazing scenery that south central Utah has to offer. The San Rafael Swell and the canyons of the Dirty Devil river are amazing, and when the sun is low in the sky and light changes color, the scenery is spectacular! This flight reminded us once again of why we love flying above and photographing the diverse environments of Utah.

We have big plans for 2017! For starters, Allen is heading to Honduras to open the Noreen Macbean Childrens Center in honor of his wife who passed away in a cycling accident in 2015. In order to support the center, which will teach marketable skills to orphaned boys in Honduras, we’ll be starting an ongoing fundraising campaign. Each week we’ll feature a custom print of a different scenic aerial photograph, and a large portion of each print sold will go directly to the center. Stay tuned for more details after Allen gets back at the end of January. You can learn more about the Noreen Macbean Childrens Center and the Hope for Honduran Children Charity by following this link: Noreen Macbean Childrens Center

In June we’re planning an epic three week trip to Alaska! We’ll be flying our plane along with several friends in their planes in a loose caravan to the wild parts of Alaska, and documenting the whole trip from the air.

We’ve also updated our video capabilities and can now provide stabilized 4k video from our plane, in addition to our drone video services. The forward looking video from the airplane (see the sample video above) provides epic overviews of incredible scenery.  Contact us for details, and check out this video of Timpanogos while your thinking about it:

Don’t forget to download our monthly computer wallpaper either!

We hope you have a great 2017!

Noreen Macbean Childrens Center

Noreen Carey Macbean Center for Children
Noreen Carey Macbean Center for Children

Most of our clients know that earlier this year Allen lost his beautiful wife Noreen Carey Macbean in a tragic cycling accident. She was an amazing woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Noreen loved children although she was unable to have any of her own. To honor her memory, we are working with Hope For Honduran Children to create the Noreen Macbean Childrens Center in Santa Lucia, Honduras. The Center will provide much needed space and equipment for training in micro-enterprises such as pottery, weaving, and woodworking.

The Hope for Honduran Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing education and housing to orphaned and abandoned boys in one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world. The Foundation works to protect, serve, educate and mentor neglected youth, providing them the knowledge and skills that will enable them to support themselves and improve their villages.
Many of you have asked what you can do to help Allen, and his request is to please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Noreen Macbean Children’s Center – extending the opportunity of fulfillment through personal responsibility and self-sufficiency to struggling, impoverished youth – the future and hope of Honduras.
To learn more, follow these links:

June’s Free Computer Wallpaper

For a while in May I thought we’d never dry out enough to see the mountains again, or at the least they would wash away. But it’s finally June, the rains have stopped, and the mountains are still here. This month I chose a photograph of Twin Lakes in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Right now there is still a lot of snow up there, but it won’t be long until we have views like this again. Visit our Monthly Wallpaper page to download this image to you computer:

Twin Lakes in Little Cottonwood Canyon
Twin Lakes in Little Cottonwood Canyon

April’s Monthly Computer Wallpaper

It’s time (well, past time) to download a new scenic Utah background for all you devices. This month we choose this beautiful image of East, West and Merrick Buttes in Monument Valley. Shot on an evening flight in February, you can see a few remnants of a recent snow storm in the shadows. This image was also a winning image at the Professional Aerial Photographers Association conference in Atlanta, GA last month.

East, West and Merrick Buttes in Monument Valley
East, West and Merrick Buttes in Monument Valley

Just click the image above or go to our Computer Wallpaper link in the menu at the top of the page.