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Windseeker soars to meet Jet Airplane


I came across this photo taken back in February 2012 when I joined the younger and more adventuresome members of my family for a day at Knott’s Berry Farm to celebrate a birthday. As everyone knows, or should know, I don’t do thrill rides.

While I waited for the family daredevils on the ground, I snapped this picture of them spinning around on the Windseeker ride 300 feet in the air as a jet passed overhead.

The photo was published later that week by the Los Angeles Times as their selection for “photo of the day”, making it my first official (and probably last) published “art photography”…

It was a ton of fun to hang with everyone that day, and still like the photo, and trying to identify which danging feet belongs to which family member…