I shot these images about a year ago in Christchurch, NZ. I have only recently decided to upload this short edit.
This was about 7 months after the February 2011 earthquake that decimated large amounts of the central city and cost many people their lives. Most of the shots are in what is called the RED ZONE in the Christchurch CBD. It took literally months of negotiations to get in there and when we did we had only about 3 hrs to get some images.
Today the central city looks completely different as many of the buildings have now been fully demolished.
For those interested in the technicals this was shot with a Droidworx AD8HLE Octocopter with a 2 axis Photohigher AV200 gimbal and a Canon 550D/EFS10-22. The stabilization was coming direct from the MK FC2.1 flight board. None of the images are post stabilized and looking back at this footage it amazes me how far we have come with stabilization in the last year since this was shot.