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Drones have brought a new perspective to photographing the landscape but there are limitations and sometimes an aircraft is the only way to truly get a spectacular image.

Drones can fly limited distances and height and in remote areas getting them to an area easily accessible ┬áis not an option. The small resolution sensors in the cameras carried by the popular drones isn’t big enough if you are wanting to print high quality work.

Taking pictures from an aircraft allows you to bring good lenses and cameras into play but the setting for aerial work are a lot different from the usual techniques, particularly landscape photography.

The rather impressive mesa here is not far from the remote shores of Lake Eyre. Using shutter priority set to a minimum 1/500th of a second eliminates the vibration of the aircraft, manual focus on infinity.