They always say how lucky it is to be in the right place at the right time, at the perfect time, and to witness something extraordinary.
Well my friends! Through this article I have demonstrated how incredible it can be for someone to be able to combine the fortune of being at the right time and moment, with exceptional opportunities arising from the profession that he or she carries out, or rather, with privileged angles of view.
Aurora Boreal vista do céu
This lucky one I am referring to is Christiaan van Heijst, a Boieng 747 pilot born in the Netherlands and who has more than 7000 flight hours in his admirable curriculum. Van Heijst captures such spectacular visuals and, kindly, shares them with the rest of us, mere mortals stuck to the ground, through his website www.jpcvanheijst.com.
About his inspiration and taste for photography, Christiaan, on his website, says, "From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms. Combining that with flying later in life, and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit.”.
Sunlight reflecting in the Artic ocean between Greenland and Newfoundland
Analyzing the beauty of images recorded by Christiaan through his profession as a pilot that flies around the world, I believe that luck goes beyond being in the right place and at the perfect moment, luck is still what you do with what happens with you. And, in the case of photographer pilot Christiaan, it's all good luck for us to enjoy so many amazing images!