Daybreak airport in southwest Washington on the East Fork of the Lewis river is a Portland area favorite for a quick grass airstrip adventure... or an opportunity to test a new camera on some live subjects.
I met Amy about a year and a half ago on Instagram when I noticed she was posting photos of the same Sport Cub that I rent, and we quickly bonded over a shared love of barnstorming and tailwheel flying.
On this particular day we ran into a pair of weight-shift LSA (I call them "trikes," some prefer "microlight") flying brothers named Tony and Quinn from nearby Battle Ground— some real characters who reinforce my faith in humanity and the overall camaraderie of aviators. We caught them on the radio just as they were about to leave the strip but they agreed to fly a few laps around the pattern for my camera while Amy enjoyed the show. Some days it pays to wake up early.
Music: "Kilda" by Scratchcomposite.
Airplanes by CubCrafters and Cosmos.
Camera: Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (I am having the hardest time with color grading workflow, obviously.)
Lens: Rokinon 16mm Cine + circular polarizer + ND 8