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New York Golden Hour from Helicopter

by Kashpersky, July 11, 2016

Hi guys, in this post I want to share my thoughts and show you some photo and video materials that we shoot during my 30th birthday air trip over the NYC…
So it was New York Morning Golden Hour (6.30Am) from Helicopter with doors-Off. And my 80year father joined us! Really proud of him 🙂

Let’s start. Here is one minute video that combine all the best moments that we got on camera.
There is also a longer 16 minute version of the same video, it has more footage included.

Guys, I know that the video is shaky. I feel your pain. I tried to do my best with Warp Stabilizer, but when there is no stabilization in your gear, which is actually prime Zeiss Distagon manual focus + no stabilization in camera + shaky helicopter flight and the second cam is absolutely vintage manual thing – this is the best I you can get. Next time probably I should buy some stabilization setup to my cams.
P.S. The effect on video is Sapphire Film Effect Plugin.

Making a decision on which Helicopter service to stop, I refused from the usual Google search “New York Helicopter tour” for 2 main reasons:
First – the usual flight is around 15-25 minutes only.
Second – there are a lot of people in the cabin and you have to be lucky enough not to have the sit in the middle. So stupid to pay half of a thousand $ and see nothing from the middle sit, right?))

So I continued to google and discovered this guys
Of course not everything was smooth there, for example it took me around a week to fight for the morning Golden Hour prime time. My guess is that the pilot just did not want to get up so early. But money were already paid, so it took a while to fight my rights there, thus that’s nothing if compare with absolutely stunning 1 hour (!!!) open-door tour on a private helicopter where were no one else except pilot and my family.

!!!ATTENTION!!! Read this before you book a Helicopter flight over New York.
The price that I was charged by the website was $1295
And for the long time they were refusing to tell me where will be the take off spot (BTW, it is at Linden Airport, Core Helicopters).
They told me where to come right before the flight and now I understand why. The price for the same flight on the Core Helicopters original website is only $750!
Can you imagine that?? So yes keep this in mind when you will decide to fly, to go directly to the original website.

You will not feel the fullness until you will try it by yourself! Highly recommend! Really amazing and unforgettable experience!

Ok, let’s move to photos now. It was 700 photos made in total and here are only small part of them.

Core Helicopters

Inside the Helicopter

Starting the flight

Golden Hour view

NYC morning golden hour

July sunrise

Statue of Liberty on sunrise

Golden Hour Helicopter

Morning golden hour

View on Manhattan

Pier in the morning

Sunrise view on Manhattan

Morning mood

Sunrise light over the NYC

Reflections in Hudson River

Sunrise beauty

Empire State in the Sunrise

New York during morning Golden Hour

The top of Empire State

New skyscraper in the city

Manhattan iceland

Top view on New York

top view on broadway

NYC buildings during the sunrise

view on morning central park

Buildings from top

Sunrise beauty during the golden hour

view on morning central park

view on chrysler building during the sunrise

Empire State during the sunrise

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

Boat on Hudson River

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

Boat on Hudson River

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

One World Trade Center Helicopter sunrise

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

Helicopter flight over the NYC

The view on Manhattan morning golden hour

Helicopter tour over the New York

Helicopter on sunrise

NYC helicopter tour

Core Helicopters

Linden Airport

Related post: One World Trade Center Observatory



Hello dear visitor!
My name is Alexey, I'm Ukrainian Artist. I live and work in USA on involvement 3D Art in the field of medicine and microbiology, creating illustrations and fantasy style artworks.
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