So, I spent the day in the back seat of an OH-58 helicopter, shooting aerial photographs, some in color, some in B&W. If I learned one thing, it's this: aerial photography requires an entirely different skill set than the limited one I've developed so far. If I learned another, it's this: in order to comfortably take aerial photos, you must be seated on the left side of the aircraft. I was on the right side, and my right arm--particularly the elbowular region--was entirely too restricted by the glass and the seat and the door, and the seat belt harness and every other thing around. I don't really expect very many decent shots from today, despite the excellent opportunities presented. When you're travelling at 80 knots at 150-300 feet AGL, things pass by too quickly--especially when the damned door is in the way of your elbow--and also especially when two of your three lenses are primes. A couple of good zooms would have been wonderful. Oh, thing number three that I may have learned today: if you're shooting through a window (especially one with some sort of transparent material in it, such as glass or plexiglas), put the polarizer on the lens and preset it to reduce or eliminate the glare. I shot four and a half rolls of film; we'll see how they develop. Oh, and the final thing I probably learned (although I already knew it: I absolutely love to fly!