This is not an easy shot to get due to the time, logistics and money that go into it but spending mornings flying all over New York City in a helicopter can be a lot of fun. I'm often asked if I shot this from a building and I wish I could say yes because it would have been a lot easier and cheaper but it has to be an aerial shot. Not long after I took this one I told the pilot I wanted to shoot straight down over the Empire State Building so there we are over the building doing aerial doughnuts so he could get the helicopter on a steep enough angle and I could hang outside the open doorway and shoot downwards. I was trying to concentrate on what I was doing and keep the nausea down as much as possible but I was also trying to remember if I'd left any camera gear loose in the cockpit because at that angle I was worried it would fall out and kill some poor tourist below. Fortunately, no gear or vomit left the cockpit on that flight for which I am grateful.