#goldenhour
it is up to us to choose to live in harmony with the planet. by collectively changing our relationship with earth, we’ll create a healthier world where both humanity and nature can thrive.

#nature #goldenhour #water #river #aerial #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialphotography #dronephotography #mavicmini #aerialvideo #dronevideo #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove #sunset .. low res preview video clips sped up (some by a lot) to fit in #instagram sixty second limit, with trimming and filters applied in dji #fly app.
#nature #aerial #landscape #earth #fromabove #lookingdown #water #canal #park #oldsmar #trail #goldenhour #light #flying #mavicmini #rc #quadcopter #drone #windy #breeze #aerialphotography #aerialvideo #dronephotography #dronevideo #birdseyeview .. these shots were done quickly, with no practice (other than redoing the first one (as i ended up in it at the end), and restarting the second shot as it wasn’t lined up as nicely as i wanted). there was no editing other than trimming the clips down to a minute long each and picking the slumber filter in the instagram app.  the video clips aren’t perfect though i kept them all at a minute long, and the quality could be better (as these were just the low resolution files that were saved onto the phone during the flight, rather than the original high resolution files that are saved to the memory card. downloading those to the phone would’ve taken a long time (and i think my fingers were a bit cold from the cooler temperature and the strong breeze) and it would’ve wasted battery power on the #dji #mavic #mini, the remote control, and the iphone.. and instagram compresses videos to a very tiny size, losing most of the original quality anyhow). it was pretty windy the whole time, until shortly after i landed (it was interesting as i think just a couple minutes after landing the sun dipped behind the trees across the way and the wind pretty much stopped there). looking at these low res preview files on the phone, the shots look nice and smooth (other than the minor corrections i had to make when it wasn’t flying perfectly lined up with the landscape), despite the wind (and getting strong wind warnings at low altitudes). its funny these ideas just came to me when i got there and started flying.. i recall envisioning these types of shots a long time ago, and had forgotten about them until now.  in the future i’ll post much higher resolution versions on my website (via youtube).. not sure yet if i’ll post the individual trimmed clips similar to each of these, or if i’ll make it all as part of a longer video (which i’ll likely do anyhow, regardless of whether i post the individual shots).
#nature #park #lake #aerial #trees #dock #fromabove #goldenhour
#nature #fromabove #trees #park #trail #goldenhour #light #canal #water #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #lookingdown #aerialphotography #mavicmini #aerial #dronephotography .. in the sixth photo you can see the tampa skyline 15.5 miles away on the horizon
it’s amazing what one can discover with good light, a higher perspective, and the beauty of nature.

after reviewing shots from my last flight on the beach and walking back towards my car, i saw the sun beginning to break through the clouds and had a feeling it’d be worth sticking around the area for another flight. i drove up the road to a public access spot that was taken by another car when i first got to the beach and saw they were gone. i parked and walked to the water to have a look, and the islands were dark at the time. i decided to go back to the car and get the mavic mini to see what i could capture. shortly after taking off and flying toward the closest island, the sunlight broke through the clouds and i got these magical images. after some days with bad light or too much wind, i was blessed with being at the right spot to get perfect golden hour light. it’s beautiful when the divine plan unfolds quite brilliantly (and unexpectedly).

#nature #goldenhour #magical #light #natural #beauty #island #intracoastal #water #clouds #lookingdown #fromabove #aerial #mangroves #houses #sunset #clearwater #beach #florida #clearwaterbeach #flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone #mavicmini #dronephotography #aerialphotography #landscape
with seemingly so much going on in the #world, #remember to take a #break from each day to #meditate or to go for a #walk in the #park. simply surrounding yourself with #trees in #nature is #healing, and the beautiful #goldenhour #light reminds us how magnificent this planet is.

also remember to practice #gratitude. some times it’s easier than others, though if we take a moment to look at our lives, there is so much to be #grateful for [like, for those of here in #florida, we can be grateful these couple days of #winter aren't nearly as cold as in many other places. if in a cold place you don’t like, find what you can enjoy about the experience, like sitting by the fire or the magical feeling of the first snowfall of the season]. by shifting our energy to one of gratitude and appreciation, we'll begin to see more positive experiences show up in our lives.
#sunset #water #clouds #sky #nature #park #walk #goldenhour #dusk #trees .. #raw images shot on #iphoneSE and edited on #snapseed ios app #iphone #shotoniphone
Thursday #bikeride #nature #goldenhour #dusk #clouds
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #nature
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #sunset
Sunday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #lake #water
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour
Friday #evening #nature #park #island #water #gulf #goldenhour #beach #sand
Thursday #clouds #goldenhour #trees #nature #park
open your heart and let love pour forth

Tuesday #sunset #goldenhour #water #gulf #clouds #beach #nature #island #love #beauty #simplicity #sun #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer
another amazing day to be alive!

tuesday #goldenhour #beach #nature #park #water #walk #sunset #simplicity #island #sand #clouds #gulf
it may be subtle though quite profound

Tuesday #beach #nature #park #goldenhour #lensbaby #tilttransformer #selectivefocus #park #walk #water
you chose to show up here on earth. you might as well choose to enjoy the experiences life is bringing you.

Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #island #walk #park #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer
even when things don't work out exactly as you'd prefer, surrender, let go of attachment to things needing to be that way, and fully embrace and love what you do have! there's so much to be grateful for! simply being alive and here on earth today is a reason to be grateful

Tuesday #park #path #walk #nature #clouds #lensbaby #tilttransformer #selectivefocus #goldenhour
take a break every day to disconnect from the technology and aspects of life that make you think more than feel. open your heart and breathe in all of life. it will be quite rejuvenating. inspiration and guidance comes from the heart. life happens in feeling.

Tuesday #nature #park #trees #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer #goldenhour
#lake #water #park #dock #trees #goldenhour #yesterday
Saturday #bikeride #goldenhour
Tuesday #nature #park #goldenhour
Tuesday #goldenhour #water #beach #park #nature #clouds #gulf #trees
#ricoh #theta #360 #degree #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #clouds #beach #sand #goldenhour #tracks
learn to break your own rules

#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #goldenhour
#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #goldenhour
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour #trees #nature
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour
Tuesday #goldenhour #trees #nature
Tuesday #goldenhour #park #walk #path #water #lake #clouds
 
i decided to go back again to clearwater beach yesterday before it closed.  i walked north, almost all the way to caladesi island, and got some nice shots.  there were more than these, though the old iphone i’m using for the mavic mini didn’t have enough space to keep the previews, so i’ll have to download them off the microSD card later.  the fifth shot is sped up by 3.5x to fit into the instagram sixty second limit.  the filters are from the dji fly app (where the shots were cut from the low resolution preview video file). #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #sunset #yesterday #beach #clearwaterbeach #florida #natural #beauty #birdseyeview #aerial #lookingdown #fromabove #dronephotography #aerialphotography #mavicmini #dronevideo #aerialvideo #sand #island #nature #water #gulf #goldenhour #landscape
#nature #aerial #lookingdown #fromabove #water #mangroves #bayou #park #preserve #blackandwhite #bw #flying #mavicmini #birdseyeview #afternoon #goldenhour
this past thursday [2020.02.02]

i took a few quick aerial shots while waiting for my electric car to finish charging (on what may have been my longest drive yet in it, at just under 300 miles) at babcock ranch, the first solar-powered town in the country.  hopefully we see many more towns and cities running completely on renewable energy soon.

#solar #town #lake #aerial #fromabove #goldenhour #electriccar #renewableenergy #electricvehicle #sustainability #ev #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #lookingdown #dronephotography #aerialphotography
[2020.02.02]

#goldenhour #nature #park #canal #landscape #aerialphotography #water #road #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #blackandwhite #aerial #trees #light #lookingdown #fromabove #mavicmini #bw
more photos while practicing #flying the #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone.  shot using timed shot interval mode, so more of what i happened to get rather than carefully composed.

in the last shot, one can see the intracoastal, dunedin causeway, and honeymoon island, 4 to 7.5 miles away by air.  at the left of the image one can see buildings on clearwater beach, over 10 miles away.  even on the low resolution instagram photo hints of this are visible when looking closely or zooming in.  i think that shot was at an altitude of a little under 400 feet, where most of the lower ones were somewhere around 100-150 ft.

(i had quickly edited this twice in the #instagram ios app, though there seems to be a bug where it is not applying the lux setting and most of the vibrancy is missing as the other settings were minor.  these copies are edited in the #snapseed ios app.. it’s not an exact match to what i had originally done in instagram, but looks much better than the instagram versions without the lux setting.  at some point i may stop editing (or spending as much time and effort) on the phone, as even when it does work right, the adjustments made on a tiny phone screen are not as good as i could get on the computer, and often the color or density is off since the phone screen isn’t calibrated like a computer monitor can be)

#mavicmini #aerial #aerialphotography #nature #water #lake #laketarpon #lansbrook #park #dock #goldenhour #sunset #light #trees #outdoors #florida #winter #clouds #reflection #fromabove #lookingdown #houses
#nature #sunset #water #gulf #sand #beach #dusk #park #goldenhour
often all we need to do to feel better and become more present is go on a short #walk in (or by) #nature.  #goldenhour #trees

it’d be much easier to do the aerial shots with a first person live view of what the camera is seeing or with a preprogrammed fly by gps waypoint system that modern quadcopters have.. not having either, i had to guess composition + direction and try to keep track of the tiny white dot in the sky and trust it’d come back :)

some locations include:

Crystal Beach
Dunedin Causeway
Fred Howard Park
Honeymoon Island State Park
Wall Springs Park

Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #trees
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake #nature
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #water #lake
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour #sunset #water
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour
Friday #evening #nature #park #island #water #gulf #goldenhour #beach #sand
Tuesday #park #nature #sunset #goldenhour #clouds #water #lake #bikeride
feel the excitement of life and the exhiliration of being alive!

Tuesday #sunset #goldenhour #water #gulf #clouds #beach #nature #island #beauty #simplicity #sun #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer
live for the experience [of life]

tuesday #goldenhour #beach #nature #park #water #walk
remember the true teacher resides within your very being

Tuesday #sun #nature #park #goldenhour #lensbaby #tilttransformer #selectivefocus #park #walk
what you have, what you do, what others think of you, what you think of others, etc, etc do not matter in life. all that matters is your experience of life. if you don't like your experience, simply change your perception and your world will change. let go of what you once thought mattered and your attachment to needing things to be the way you think they should be, and you will find life to be much, much simpler and more peaceful. you'll be able to relax knowing everything is already perfect as it is. and then you can fully experience and embrace whatever each moment of life offers you.

Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer #clouds #park #walk #island #sun
remember what really matters in life

Tuesday #park #path #walk #nature #clouds #lensbaby #tilttransformer #selectivefocus #goldenhour
#water #goldenhour #bikeride #fountain #trees #yesterday
#trees #goldenhour #park #nature #yesterday
Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #park
Tuesday #nature #park #goldenhour
#ricoh #theta #360 #degree #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #clouds #beach #sand #goldenhour #sunset
the beach grew a lot. all of this sand was water just a few weeks ago

#ricoh #theta #360 #degree #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #clouds #beach #sand #goldenhour
become aware of the subtle details

#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #water #gulf #goldenhour
allow yourself to be free to explore

#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #water #gulf #goldenhour
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour #sky
Thursday #evening #clouds #goldenhour #sunset #sky #water #palmtrees
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #park #lake #water #clouds #trees #fromabove #lookouttower #observationtower
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #water #lake #park #reflection
 
#yesterday #beach #water #aerial #sand #island #nature #afternoon #goldenhour #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialphotography #dronephotography #aerialvideo #dronevideo #lookingdown #fromabove #birdseyeview .. a few quick previews of video clips i shot yesterday at #clearwaterbeach #florida. these were trimmed with filters applied in the dji fly app (which works better than doing so in the instagram app). no tone adjustments or anything else was done to the low resolution videos (these were the backup copies that the app saves over wifi during the flight, rather than downloading the big original files from the sd card), other than speeding up 2 or 3 of them by 1.5x or 2x so they could fit within the 60 second instagram limit. i may stop posting to instagram as facebook is deprecating the old api that allowed me to automatically download all my posts to my website. i may have a workaround, though if it doesn’t work, look for new content on my website instead of here.
the conservation and preservation of nature is one of the most important things we can do today.

a simple shift of perspective is all we need to see the bigger picture. i’ve driven by here countless times and have never seen it quite like this.

this past monday [2020.02.24]

#nature #preserve #earth #land #aerial #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove #goldenhour #light #shadows #trees #water #landscape #natural #beauty #road
nature for miles and miles, as far as the eye can see, in all directions. this is what florida used to look like.

this past tuesday [2020.02.11] .. #nature #landscape #earth #fromabove #trees #park #trail #bikeride #goldenhour #aerial #lookingdown
#nature #fromabove #lookingdown #water #beach #trees #goldenhour #park #houses #boats #pier #flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone #mavicmini #aerial #aerialphotography
often we just need to move forward through whatever resistance we may have, however it shows up in our lives.  upon doing so we can realize new, greater perspectives in life.  how and where we're looking from make all the difference.

images from first test flight with #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone (not really composed, just what i happened to get with timed interval photo mode as i was trying out the controls and fly app).

#aerial #nature #fromabove #sunset #flying #trees #road #water #goldenhour #mavicmini
explored this park while waiting for my #electriccar to charge. this was one of the nicest #electricvehicle chargers i’ve been to, right in the #park, next to the #lake. #goldenhour #tree #trees #sunset #light #sky #clouds #grass #nature #dock #water #walk #florida #winter #windy #breeze .. all images shot on #iphone and edited in #snapseed #ios app, most either #hdr or #raw. #shotoniphone #iphonese
... and the next adventure begins

this van will be my tiny home on wheels during my journeys, wherever they may take me

after a quick bite to eat and a little traffic, the first stop was one of my favorite local parks for some photos

special thanks to everyone at Ferman Ford in Clearwater, especially Nick and Rudy, for all the time they spent helping me as i decided what to order

thank you to @idletheorybus, @wheresmyofficenow, @exploringalternatives, @funforlouis, and many others, for sharing your stories and adventures

#nature #park #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #campervan #ford #transit #van #fordtransit #tinyhome #lifeontheroad #homeonwheels #goldenhour #trees
#hdr #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #thetas #360 #ricohthetas #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #lensflare #sunset #trees #nature #park #goldenhour #light
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #nature #light
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #nature #light
Thursday #bikeride #palmtree #goldenhour
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour #sunset
Saturday #beach #construction #restoration complete #island #park #nature #sand #goldenhour
Friday #evening #nature #park #island #water #gulf #goldenhour #beach #sand #bird
Friday #palmtrees #nature #park #goldenhour #sunset
Tuesday #bikeride #sunset #park #trees #light #goldenhour
life is awesome and full of bliss [if you choose to see it and allow it]

tuesday #goldenhour #beach #nature #park #water #walk #sunset #simplicity #island #sand #clouds #gulf
new doors in the outer world will open for you when you choose to open the door inward

#Tuesday #goldenhour #beach #nature #park #water #clouds #walk
stop trying to figure it out. simply relax and take it all in.

Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #island #walk #park #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer
sometimes there is much more excitement and peace found in doing something simply to release the energy and attention consumed in its desire than in actually doing or having whatever it was you wanted

Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #selectivefocus #lensbaby #tilttransformer #clouds #park #walk #island
do things in life that open your heart rather than put you more in the mind

Tuesday #nature #trees #park #selectivefocus #goldenhour #lensbaby #tilttransformer
#sun #park #goldenhour #yesterday
Saturday #bikeride #water #lake #park #trees #sunset #dusk #goldenhour #reflection
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #park
Tuesday #nature #goldenhour #park
#ricoh #theta #360 #degree #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #clouds #beach #sand #goldenhour #sunset
the beach grew, a lot

#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #water #gulf #tracks #footprints #goldenhour
embrace all of it [life is beautiful when you shine forth]

#beach #construction #restoration #sand #park #nature #clouds #island #walk #water #gulf #goldenhour #waves
#park #walk #island #clouds #nature #sony #nex5n #pentax110lens #palmtrees #goldenhour
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour
Thursday #evening #storm #clouds #goldenhour #trees
Tuesday #goldenhour #nature #park #trees
Tuesday #goldenhour #lake #water #park #walk #nature #reflection