Flying photography

An Evil Wind Blows
Courtesy of Pete Burgher
Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM.

Indian Pass resident Pete Burgher has been flying airplanes since he was a kid.

So steering with his knees and legs to capture a gorgeous photograph hundreds of feet in the air is, Burgher said, like “duck soup, though maybe you shouldn’t say that.”

Burgher has turned a love of flying and a passion for aerial photography to new heights in an effort to raise funds for the Apalachicola Maritime Museum.

Those funds, Burgher said, will help keep a legacy, a history, alive.

The first product of Burgher’s work is a calendar entitled “Patters in the Water” which features 13 of the more than 50 photographs that will be featured in a coffee-table style book to be published by Christmas 2013.

The calendar and book were outcomes from Burgher’s frequent flights around the area.

“I had thought a long time about the idea of a book of photos showing the unusual features you could see from the air,” Burgher said. “So I began collecting those photos.



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