No doubt about it...

...We live in one of the best places in the world!

Earlier in the week, I was shooting some aerials for a new client.  We needed high-resolution files and I also knew that we would need to be at a reasonable altitude (around 2000 feet) for a large portion of the shoot so I opted to charter a helicopter with the door removed to give an unobstructed field of view.

I used Mark and his pilot, Oscar at Bay Heliwork for the charter.  These guys were really on to it and knew exactly what I wanted to achieve.  Great guys and I'll certainly use them the next time I need to charter a chopper!

There are quite a number of things to consider photographically when shooting from a helicopter, It's not just as simple as just sitting there clicking away.  I'll write a blog post in due course about that though...

Below are a few shots which I took en-route to the location I was shooting in.  You have to agree, we live in an amazing part of the world.  When you see it from height, you get a real sense of what Hawkes Bay has to offer.  Everything from Agri-business (Great Things really Do Grow Here!) to tourism, rivers, the ocean... The list goes on... You see it all!

Enjoy the view!

All images Copyright © 2018 Simon Cartwright Photography Ltd.