You know life is treating you well when you have to make a decision between flying around Sydney in a helicopter at night, or flying south to Victoria to surf a monster swell. The photographer in me won this battle as I had been planning a night shoot over the city for some time. Conditions last week were lining up to be perfect with the forecasts showing a two-day window that was the best for aerial photography I had seen in nearly three years.
There are so many reasons why photographing from a helicopter at night simply shouldn’t work. But get the mix of equipment, aircraft, pilot (and photographer) right and you can push the limits of a modern digital camera to produce photographs like these, photographs that I really hope you like.