I have been shooting so much studio stock work lately that I decided to take a trip back through the 2007 archives in search of something different.

This image of a Piper Super Cub lifting off was captured last summer in Fairbanks, Alaska. The owner of this plane keeps it tied-up at his waterfront home. in less time than it takes me to drive from my house to downtown Salt Lake City this pilot can be trying his luck at a wilderness fishing hole.

But there are two sides to each coin, especially in Alaska. Right now it is -9º Fahrenheit in Fairbanks and they will have less than 7 hours of daylight today. I think I’ll stick with Utah.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/1600 second, f/5.6, ISO 160