This image was created the old fashion way, in a darkroom. The pelican was photographed off Lake Worth Pier in Palm Beach County, Florida. The beach was photographed in Waves North Carolina along the Cape Haterras National Seashore
The image was created in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1976.
I think most people as children want to be able to fly. We dream about it and some actually jump out of airplanes and off cliffs with the appropriate equipment just to be able to simulate the experience of flight. As a photographer capturing birds in flight has been a goal for decades and I have captured a few. However many times the sky is boring behind the bird so this time I just replaced the sky with one I like better.