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Tornado Aftermath

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"Having lived in Charlotte, NC virtually my entire life, I have never seen this kind of devastation so close to home except for Hurricane Hugo but then I don't remember seeing flattened homes. I wanted a record of this for myself so I went and shot the aerial photos on March 6th 2012. It missed my house by less than a 1/2 mile. The tornado came through on Saturday March 3 around 2:30 am. We are told that winds reached to 130+ mph and destroyed close to 200 homes. No fatalities. Amazing. These photos will show just how close some came to losing so much and how others lost way too much..."

-Brett Osborne

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent tornado!

Please comment here with your own stories and experiences.

Dang it, Sophie!

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OK, so sometimes I need to reign it in.

The last e-mail that I sent out about the leaves being see through was intended to showcase that certain properties can gain visibility in the winter if they're normally canopied by the trees. I completely went overboard there stating that ALL visibility is better in the winter and that this is the best time to get aerials.

Brett was like... Um... nobody wants to get photos when the trees are bare and everything's dead. Plus visibility in winter aaain't that great, m'dear.


Surprisingly, given those facts, we've been extraordinarily busy! It appears that rain or shine, greenery or twigs, when properties are moving pictures just have to be shot. So hopefully, I made those poor souls that can't wait until spring feel a little better about their aerials!

But, yes... I'll take it down a notch.

Decisions, Decisions! Another Satisfied Client

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We love to get notes of appreciation from satisfied clients! It shows us that we're doing something right. And if the thank you notes ever slow down, we'll know we need to make some changes. But for now, it's all positive feedback!

In the mailbag this week...

We got the nicest comment from Blair with JE Dunn today after sending off her photos of the shoot we did at the Henderson County Sheriff Department.

"These look great, hard to pick 5. Tell the team to quit doing such a good job, I'm going to be broke."

It's nice to know that we can work with someone for so long and still impress them!

If you need breathtaking commercial photography that puts you in the position of having to make this kind of "tough decision", contact us today for a customized estimate!


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This is Sophia with Clear Sky Images. This is our first post. I can't promise anything here other than a candid, inside look at the back end of our business. That means you may get a few laughs, a few light bulbs, and even a few tips on how to be a better photographer yourself.

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