Friday, September 26, 2008


 Yesterday I got a call to take some aerial photos of landfills across the island (Jamaica). I have never done aerial shots before so naturally I was all excited. So today we arrived at JDF Air Wing at 10am, got the safety briefing, donned our head sets and boarded the helicopter. I was really hoping for an 'open-door' experience as I figured this would give me more flexibility to shoot from better angles, even almost vertical, and not be hampered by the windows. Lift off was shaky, I guess that's what it is normally like but this was also my first time in a helicopter.

We flew to Mobay's land fill first, did some rotations while I shot from all 360˚. On the way back we did Moneague and Riverton. I got sick though after the rotations at Mobay. I really got cold but sweaty and my stomach felt queezy. I think I was experiencing the effects of vertigo. Deep long breaths and good thoughts helped me to settle. All in all it was a great ride. A whole 1hr and 45mins.

Below are some of the other shots I took of our beautiful island, just incase I never get to do this again. Shot with Nikon D300, with a 24 - 85mm lens, ISO400 in RAW. The inset photo was taken with a my phone by one of the passengers.


Anonymous said...

Nice... yuh can call me the next you going.


Shumpy said...


monique said...

Georgeous Shots...Ja is really pretty..

Anonymous said...

gorgeous love the one with the birds.

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