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Yesterday I travelled with Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan, Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig and my old Walkley mate Member for Kennedy Bob Katter around areas devastated by Cyclone Yasi. We travelled to Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, El Arish, Cowley and Innisfail. The power of Yasi was incredible but the resilience of north Queenslanders from towns like Cardwell, Tully and Mission Beach was even more amazing.
I shot an iPhone video on the Blackhawk ride home from just north of Townsville through to landing at Townsville RAAF Air Movements. Some snaps from the day are tossed in as well.
Many of my pics will probably never see the light of day so here’s a few fyi.
Yesterday was race one of the 2010 Townsville 400 and Jamie Whincup once again finished first. I took the opportunity to set the 5D MkII (with 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) down to shoot a quick demo 1080 24p HD video of the first lap from turn one while I was shooting with the long lens. Here’s a quick look – feel free to click here to watch in 720p or in the full 1080p res!
Ventured down to take a look at F16 Falcons from the USAF Thunderbirds complete their final practice before taking part in an airshow in the northern Australian city of Townsville. It would have been superb if not for a massive dust storm that has swept across eastern Australia over the past 5 days. Visibility was very limited and it really spoiled the opportunity for some cracking photos. Anyway, was still good fun, worth the effort. Anyway, knocked up this quick video to give you an idea of what we saw. You can either view here or click the blue title at the top of the video to view in 1280×720 HD on the Vimeo.com site.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds flew their F16 Falcons into Townsville, Australia today ahead of a big airshow planned for the weekend. I was there to shoot them for ‘Uncle Rupert’ and took the opportunity to grab a bit of HD Video as well. Probably a good thing cause it made me realise how urgently I need a fluid head tripod! Trying to manhandle a 5DMkII with a 400 f2.8L IS on a monopod in the wind while shooting video AS WELL AS shooting stills on a 1DMkIII with a 70-200 f2.8L IS is truly tricky. But I guess that’s why I’m paid the measly bucks eh?
Here’s a video I knocked up with a few stills tossed in. Feel free to watch it here or click the link on the video to head over to Vimeo and see it in HD. Hope you like it!