On one of the numerous trips I have taken to get the place ready for you, I was lucky to be invited over the cockpit!


That’s how it all unfolded:

When flying, I prefer the aisle side.

Before the plane door closed, moments before you hear “you boarded a flight to Miami, this is your last chance to get off”, I had seen that the pilot door was still opened.

Been in love with aviation (I use to be a flight instructor in the 80s), I enjoy all related themes, one of which you will find in the office den area of the Miami Beach seasonal apartment for rent.

I grabbed my camera and the zoom focal I had set by default and started shooting a few pictures.

One man was standing over by the cockpit door and started looking into my direction. He then went to speak to the pilot, then back and pointed his index finger at me “come here style movement” (sorry I just lack the vocabulary for this particular expression).

I kind of panicked thinking that I was about to have my camera confiscated or some crazy thing. Heck nowadays, if they can de-bord you it seems that anything is possible!

So, I obeyed and walked up there. The gentlemen said that I wasn’t supposed to take pictures. He then said he was joking, pilot invited me to a treat: I sat on the left pilot in command seat (left side).

This is the photo I took, courtesy American Airline, Captain Latane and Co-pilot Caesar (respective last names left off here for privacy sake).

During that same flight, I also took the night flight bluish picture while most passengers were asleep, or dived into some movie helping kill the trans-atlantic 9+ hours flight from Paris to Miami.

One of my favorite pictures

valerie emile yuval poupée

This picture was taken on Alton Rd, South Beach. Featured my fiancée, father, nephew and Poupée. Poupée (doll in french) is my grandmother’s dog that my mom ending up inheriting after of my grandmom passing away. One of the reasons I like this picture a great deal, aside from the fact that my relatives are there, is probably because it is to me reminiscent of an era during the years I had spent in America (from the 80s to the years 2000). I find the colors to be just amazing. The lighting environment conditions a great deal the photo’s output.

From that same apartment (my sisters Alton place), here is a night shot from her balcony. beatrice alton place view

MacArthur Causeway night photos

During one of the trips I made, I had the courage to take my car in the middle of the night, with my entire photo gear.

Parking on the bridge itself is forbidden so I parked my car around here. I then walked to this location and installed my tripod.

MacArthur Causeway at night

I could feel vibrations on the passage of each car and buses.

The General Douglas MacArthur Causeway is a six-lane causeway which connects Downtown, Miami, Florida and South Beach, Miami Beach via Biscayne Bay. Many pictures have been going around from world photographers from this beautiful site.