Kitty Hawk


Here's a very wide shot from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC. This is the location where Wilbur and Orville took their very first flights in a motorized airplane, and they have the actual rail that the brothers used to guide the plane, the shed where they worked on the plane, as well as markers showing where those first take-offs and landings occurred.

If you go to the park, you'll see exactly why this location was chosen. The wind is constant and predictable and the area has a mostly unobstructed view of the sky, which is kind of rare in North Carolina.

The attributes that make it a good flight laboratory also work well for a nice wide-angle photo. Something that I love about wide shots of the sky is that the cloud formations look like they're radiating outward from the center part of the horizon, which is really cool looking.