Photo of the Day

a housing development in Mexico taken from a helicopter
May 8, 2013

Houses, Mexico

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots A few years ago when I was working as a helicopter pilot for a local radio station, we were required to fly around all of Mexico City chasing news and traffic. I remember flying up to the highway that connects Mexico City with the neighboring state of Puebla, and on my way back this housing complex that seemed to go on forever caught my attention. I decided to circle around to observe from up close what I later found out was the recently built San Buenaventura complex, which is located in Ixtapaluca, on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City. The exceptional afternoon sun reflecting those thousands of recently painted small homes just looked so beautiful, and the lower I flew the better the angle, so I just got out my camera, opened the sliding window on my Bell helicopter, and snapped a couple of shots. —Oscar Ruiz (This photo was submitted to Your Shot.) Get tips on using special techniques » See pictures of Mexico shot by our community » See multicolor views of our world »
Photograph by Oscar Ruiz, Your Shot

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