It's always good to keep all of your photos on file, even if they're photos you don't particularly think are good enough to keep. Lately, I've been going through some old folders and found a ton of unused files from the first time I flew with FLYNYON last year. You change as a photographer over time and you might see something differently later on.
There were a few reasons why I passed this photo up last year; Firstly, I didn't like the overall image itself. Second, It was a bit hazy and since this was shot from so far away, it wasn't as clear and sharp as I would like. Lastly, the time before this when I took the camera out I was shooting a timelapse with JPEGs and forgot to switch it back to RAW for this flight, so I figured there wasn't much I could do to help the flaws.
I've been experimenting a lot more with post-processing and thought I could try something different here. Experimenting with contrast and colors gave this image a whole new look from where it started out and I'm extremely happy with the way it ended up looking. Photoshop has a new dehaze filter which helps a lot with the clarity of aerial photos since you're shooting things that are so far away.
I used my second camera to shoot this one so it was a Canon T5i with a 70-200 f/2.8, a set up I've never used before and never used again after this day. For a cheap little camera though it got the job done!
Here is the original photo. You can clearly see why I didn't think much of it at first but I'm glad I went back.