We have all watched and marvelled at the spectacular night sky that we get to see as passengers from 20,000 ft through the lens of our tiny windows. And, I’ve always wondered how insane the view must be from the cockpit. Well, the wait is over. Just have a look at this obscenely pornographic timelapse of the night sky as seen from a pilot’s perspective.
The airline pilot/photographer, Sales Wick, made the timelapse from the cockpit of a Boeing 777 on Swiss Airways Flight 92 (from Zurich to São Paulo). His spectacular journey takes him over Algiers, the Sahara, and Dakar. Read the full story here.
The whole thing was shot with an Sony A7S (the undisputed king of lowlight photography) and a 35mm f/1.4 lens. It makes sense that he would need a beast like the A7S because I can’t imagine how he could take longer exposures owing (to the flight’s movement) but that’s where Sony A7S’s ridiculous high ISO quality comes into play. Here is another amazing timelapse of Zurich which features more of Wick’s flight footage.