Published: Wednesday 17th of November 2004 02:19:52 PM
The results are worth the effort and repeated trip on top of the chopper! The very fact that the horizon is straight is just as amazing (well, I've never flewn on a helicopter, so I have no idea how stable it can be...).
We'll see the colour then!
Nana Sousa Dias
This was my second experiment with a large format camera, on a helicopter. The first try was a big disaster, everything was out of focus. You don't have a way to confirm focus on the ground glass, inside a heli, and it's very easy that something touches the focusing knob on flight, because you are in a tiny room with a big camera and it is a big "shaker machine". My big mistake was to change lens. This time, I focused it to infinity and I "glued" the focusing knob with it's fixing device and used the same lens, so I didn't had to change focus. Next time, I'm gonna try it with color slide film.
Stunning clarity. This is one of the cleanest shots from the air I've ever seen.
Wow, this is breathtaking, the slide must be awesome. I envy your plunge into large format, it looks like you are enjoying it and taking the right approach.
what a shot! clouds alone would be worth it!