Sunday, May 13, 2012

Box of Chocolates




Photography is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.


One day you’re shooting pictures of kids working on experiments in their classroom. And the next, you’re taking pictures of Air Force Two, the Vice President’s plane, practicing touch and goes at an airport in Kinston, NC.


The former was planned, the latter is just a coincidence.


I just happened to be at the Global Trans Park in Kinston, NC, taking pictures for the North Carolina Eastern Region’s Economic Development Review when AF2 suddenly appears out of nowhere. 


According to my escort, it’s not usual for the crews to make unannounced visits to the airport. 


The plane made several passes and was still making them as I left. This was totally a once in a lifetime moment for me. But for those around me, it’s just another day at the office. Or should I say the airport.