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August 2015

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VIDEO: My First Stearman Flight

Written by , Posted in Adventure, airplane, Bealeton, Canon 7D, Samsung Galaxy EK-GC110, Transportation, Video, Virginia

My first open cockpit flight in a BT17 Stearman at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival in Bealeton, VA. (Photo by Steven Glintz.)

I went to the Flying Circus Balloon Festival (see photos here) thinking I would take a balloon ride, but worked up the courage to take a flight in the open cockpit Stearman biplane (also known as a PT17).  The one I flew in was built in the 1940s, and is the same style plane the Tuskegee Airman used to train on for World War II.

I was nervous since this was my first time in an open cockpit plane, but I’m so glad to have had this experience!!  It was better than riding a roller coaster.

Have you ever taken an open cockpit flight?  Let me know your experience in the comments.  Here’s a quick video I shot during the flight.

My pilot got me as close as possible to the balloons so I could get great shots.
view from 1940s Stearman flight at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival / photo by Renel Holton / www.renelholton.com / IMG_2368

It was about a 10 minute ride at 3,000 feet with an amazing view!

view from 1940s Stearman flight at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival / photo by Renel Holton / www.renelholton.com / IMG_2320

view from 1940s Stearman flight at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival / photo by Renel Holton / www.renelholton.com / IMG_2345

Steven Glintz, one of the other photographers at the meet up, was kind enough to snap this photo of me as I was taking a photo of my pilot in the mirror after I landed.

My first open cockpit flight in a BT17 Stearman at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival in Bealeton, VA. (Photo by Steven Glintz.)

My first open cockpit flight in a BT17 Stearman at the Flying Circus Balloon Festival in Bealeton, VA. (Photo by Steven Glintz.)

(Featured photo by Steven Glintz)

Tuesday

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December 2013

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10 Favorite 2013 Photos

Written by , Posted in Canon 7D, Samsung Galaxy EK-GC110, Year In Review

Here’s a look back at my 10 favorite photos I published on the blog this year.

1. LA Sunrise

I shot this back on my first visit to Los Angeles in 2011.

LA Sunrise- photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 0285

 

2. Washington Monument & Capitol from the Lincoln Memorial

Washington Monument & US Capitol - photo by Renel Hollton - www.renelholton.com / 2031edit

Washington Monument with US Capitol in the background. Photo taken from the Lincoln Memorial.

 

3. Batman Kia Optima

Every January the car show rolls through DC.  My favorite this year was the Batman themed Kia Optima.

Batman Optima - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 1903

Batman themed Kia Optima

 

4.  Red Door

I saw this red door in NYC near the Highline.

Red Door NYC - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 3866

 

5. Grand Canyon Eagle Point

Visiting the Grand Canyon was easily my favorite trip I had in 2013.  I can’t wait to visit the south rim next year.

Eagle Point at the Grand Canyon West Rim - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 3134edit

Eagle Point at the Grand Canyon West Rim

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Wednesday

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November 2013

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Oprah Winfrey

Written by , Posted in Maryland, Samsung Galaxy EK-GC110, Silver Spring

I never had a chance to attend the Oprah Winfrey Show, but I finally got a chance to see Oprah in person when she visited my company’s headquarters.  I was able to get right in front!

Oprah Winfrey - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 152614

 

Oprah Winfrey - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 154616

Oprah Winfrey with Sheri Salata, President, OWN

 

Oprah Winfrey - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com / 153819

Friday

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November 2013

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Tori Kelly

Written by , Posted in Concert, Maryland, Music, Pop, R&B-Soul, Samsung Galaxy EK-GC110

A few weeks ago I had no idea who Tori Kelly was until someone I follow on twitter posted a live performance.  Apparently she was on American Idol Season 9.   Last night I had to check her out live, and I’m glad I did.  She did a 90 minute acoustic set mixing in original songs with a few covers.  Head on over to her youtube channel to check out her music.  You’re welcome!

P.S.: I shot a lot of video at the concert and should have it posted in the coming days.

 

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