Clouds are a rare sight at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia – we have about 330 days of sunshine with blue skies each year.
A good friend of mine, who owns a Microlight flight school up here, took me for a spin around some beautiful cloud formation in his Airborne XT912. Apart from a little bumpy take-off and landing, conditions were an absolute joy and we decided to go up to 10,000 feet.
The views of the cape and the reef were just spectacular, and with some cool tunes playing over the inter-com we could have stayed up forever.
This is my first real attempt to put the video of the 5D MkII to the test. I know, it is not the ideal use for it and the rolling shutter can be a pain in the a#%$!
Everything was hand held, no mounts, no rig, Deshaker in post.
(Update 06-02-11: Second cut online with optimised settings and re-sync of music track in higher quality)
I hope you enjoy the ride. Any comments – good or bad – are most appreciated.
Music by Alexander Mone / (Cafe Sessions: Midnight City) alexandermone.pdj.com
Track: OneWorld – Green Bay (High Motion Remix)
:: Equipment: CANON 5DMkII, CANON 16-35 f/2.8 L II
:: Camera & Edit: Sascha Unger, aabz-imaging.com
:: Pilot: Gavin Penfold, ningaloomicrolights.com
Filmed at: North West Cape/Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia on 30-01-2011