DJ’s Erick E, Fedde Le Grand and radio DJ Niek van der Bruggen threw a balloon powered houseparty at 4500 feet for the Radio538 & Warchild charity week.
Check the photos here:
This video is a time-lapse of over 1400 images shot over 3 hours at a 6 second interval with a Canon 5D + Canon 20mm f2.8. Autofocus was set at AI servo with the full range focalpoints on.
Due to the fact that the setup was in the shade of the balloon I opted for a “safe” Aperture setting of f2.8 at 160ISO realizing this would lead to some exposure errors. There was no real way to avoid it and it worked out well, especially when the balloon was freed from the other two and sunlight hit the DJ and the tables.
The largest Dutch radio station and the charity that helps children and parents from war-torn regions setup a stunt-filled week to raise funds to help as many children as possible. People could get chosen to do all sorts of stunt by texting the special number. Persons lucky enough to send the xxth text message were chosen for the stunt. In this case 60 people for a rare feat: tying three hot air ballons for a house party at 4500 feet!
Balloons were donated by A3 Ballonvaart!
As a senior Radio538 photographer, I was asked to photograph one of the coolest stunts of the week and got to climb aboard the formerly largest hot air balloon in the world with a group of collegues.
Music: © Erick E – The Beat Is Rockin’