Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Volcano Ride

This is a film about the spectacular scenery experienced when mountain biking the trails on the island of La Palma. La Palma is special in many ways, most notably due to the fact that the landscape is dominated by volcanoes, the highest being Roque de los Muchachos at 2426m. For mountainbikers this means endless trails in a beautiful scenic landscape with high contrast, the black and sometimes bronze / red rock formations, the blue skies, green vegetation and blue sea.
Riders: Harald Doucha, Philipp Heck, Andreas Höfner and myself
Enjoy the MTB trails of La Palma and let me know what you think! Share it with your friends too if you like it!
Music "Full throttle" by Generdyn, licenced from The Music Bed
Shot with a DJI Phantom 1 quadcopter, two GoPro Hero 4's, two GoPro Hero 3's, a Lumix GH4 and a Lumix GH2.
Special thanks to Philipp Heck (also here on vimeo, have a look at his films) who carried the quadcopter throughout the 4 days on his back on the bike, just fuelled by the thought of getting good aerial footage. Due to the strong winds at the high altitudes (up to 2400m) he was risking his equipment just to get the one shot!

The Volcano Ride from Gunther Machu on Vimeo.

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