Springtime has long been my favorite time for shooting mountain aerials. With warmer temps, there’s no shoveling, I don’t have to deal with wing covers, it doesn’t take very long to preheat the engine, and with the longer days, and 9:00pm April sunsets, it’s not pitch black when I land.
However, I just discovered another reason why it’s such an awesome time to be up in the sky. The other night, while flying over the Chugach Mountains and shooting aerial stills and video out the window of my little Cessna, I saw something I’d never noticed before.
Groups of ravens were flying and playing right up against the high mountain peaks, at almost 7,000 feet! The were pretty hard to spot, but when I came home and checked out the footage, I was blown away by what I saw!
I immediately put a collection of clips together and then set the piece to original music, and the result is my latest adventure video short, Soaring In The Ravens’ Playground.
All of the footage was shot with the Fujifilm X-T4, and two lenses: the XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 and the XF50mm f/2.
Enjoy the video and watch closely for the ravens, starting at the 1:05 minute mark. Check out theses posts to see more of my Alaska mountain aerials.
Thanks for watching and have a great weekend!
Dan, loved the video, incredible scenery. I used to have a yellow Cessna 120 with the pilot’s window fixed to open completely for photography.
Thanks, Keith. Wow, that’s awesome!! What was the tail number of your C-120?