Archive for May, 2011

Of Fish-traps and Abalone Farms

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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It’s not often we work on weekends or public holidays, but for good clients, we make exceptions :-). Such was the case over the Easter weekend when we flew a beach usage survey along the Cape South Coast. The weather was perfect for a day at the beach, or a flight along the coast, for that matter, and once again we realised how priviliged we are to be able to do this for a living!

Along the way we captured these interesting images of aquaculture both ancient and modern: On the left are the prehistoric fish-traps near Cape Agulhas, visible as lines of stones linking the three “toes” extending out into the sea from the “foot of Africa”. The other three images are of modern Abalone (perlemoen) farms at Hermanus and Danger Point.

CMS Vessel Shoots

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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Our clients, Carrier Marine Services, based in Cape Town harbour recently acquired a brand new Lee-Cat high-speed supply launch and they wanted us to capture her in action offshore Cape Town.

We flew some fantastic low level stuff off the Cape Town docks in Table Bay and although keeping an aircraft in formation with a sea-going vessel can be tricky because of obvious speed differences, CMS were delighted with the product and again commissioned us for a follow up shoot of their Cape Town fleet on exercises in Table Bay. Yes, we had our “swimming trunks” on – pilot slang for PFD’s (floatation devices).

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Air-to-air

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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Air ace Glen Dell of Red Bull Air Race fame recently hooked up with us to acquire some images of his newest (and SA’s latest) Extra 330LC in action over the iconic backdrop of the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain.

After careful preparation and pre-flight planning for an aerial rendezvous overhead Table Bay, Glen and Anthony flew a tight two-aircraft formation along the peninsula western seaboard capturing the splendidly adorned and excellently finished Red Bull Extra 330LC with Glen trailing smoke whilst executing several beyond-the-ordinary flight attitudes. Anthony captured a stunning array of images, duly delivered to our client (and some of which landed up in March SA Flyer as well as the cover).

Glen was so impressed with the results that we returned to the skies for another sortie, only this time in his BP adorned Extra for a duplicate exercise.

We believe the results speak for themselves. Take a look…

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