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Shred Gybes, Ride Camels

By April 27, 2011May 26th, 2011No Comments

This is a video I shot on a recent trip to the Sinai Desert in Egypt. Travelling with some Dutch and Polish friends, we spent 2 weeks based in Dahab then with an old-school rented Jeep, we travelled as far as we could north in to Bedouin country to explore this amazing country and culture. Dahab really is an amazing place to windsurf with plenty of reefs and secret spots you can get to by car; windy everyday and still with the revolution fresh in everyone’s minds, there are barely any tourists around.

Most of the footage was shot by Markus Bouman (NED-6) and myself, completely handheld (tripod broke and we couldn’t get a slidetrack or dolly on the plane).

We used a combination of Canon 7D, Canon SX210 and a GoPro HD for the moving car and helmet-cam shots. No housings were used during shooting and as a result we nearly wrecked all 3 cameras!

The sequence of me throwing a hat and sunglasses on whilst standing on the roof of our villa is actually a series of 257 individual photographs I processed with Topaz Adjust 4 plugin in Photoshop and stitched together.

Go to Egypt one day and ride a camel. You won’t be disappointed.

Music used is “Complacency No Vacancy” by a favourite Australian band of mine called Children Collide.

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