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Zach Sweetser, a 17-year-old junior at Bellevue s Interlake High School, has been an aviation enthusiast since he could talk, and he loves building and flying radio-controlled planes.

He has attached a camera to an R/C plane to take pictures from the air in the past, so when storms blanketed the Seattle region in snow last week, he decided to send his plane aloft again check out the view from above.

Snow completely changes the way an area looks from the air, he says. I have taken many pictures in the area I live, but have never gotten any when it snowed. So, I took the opportunity, turned on the plane and camera, and flew. I was very happy with how the shots turned out, especially the morning shots that had the sunrise in them.

He got some spectacular shots. He submitted one to KING5 News, which featured the picture on air. After seeing it, we wanted to know exactly how he did it.

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