#light
#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).
[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
#flying #dji #mavic #mini. #morning #light #trees #nature #road #water #houses #fromabove #mavicmini #aerial #aerialphotography #florida #winter
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
go the extra mile. it's worth it.
#360x180 #stereographic #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #thetas #360 #ricohtheta #ricohthetas #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #night #longexposure #stars #interstate #highway #road #light #lighttrails @theta360official
#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
Tuesday #sunset #water #nature #park #bay #outoffocus #bokeh #light #reflection
#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #sunset #clouds #pier #water #reflection #park #nature #light
#goldenhour #nature #park #clouds #palmtrees #field #light
#beach #park #sky #goldenhour #light #selfie #shadow #nature #peace
#beach #water #clouds #sky #sunset #light #lowtide
#nature #preserve #park #walk #goldenhour #light #clouds #lake #powerlines #plants
#nature #preserve #walk #plants #light #beautifulday
#yesterday #goldenhour #window #light #lines #interior
#clouds #nature #goldenhour #light
#beach #lowtide #nature #water #goldenhour #light
#beach #water #light #goldenhour #sand #nature #gulf #park #rocks #lowtide
#beach #water #lowtide #light #nature #clouds #park
#beach #rocks #nature #infrared #light #shadows #sand #bw
#infrared #plants #nature #clouds #cloudy #light #contrast #blackandwhite #bw #park #trees
#nature #park #sunset #hdr #iphone #goldenhour #sunset #light #colors #saturation #lake
#park #bikeride #water #lake #goldenhour #nature #light
#clouds #light #infrared #park #nature #tonality #blackandwhite #bw #grayscale #monochrome #lake #water #reflection
#path #nature #preserve #light
#bikeride #goldenhour #sunset #park #nature #light
#tree #morning #light
#sunrise #water #morning #light
#iphone on #dji #phantom
#goldenhour #fromabove #sunset #flying #aerial #water #clouds #park #trees #light
#nature #beauty #goldenhour #light #island
#morning #light #shadows #park #trees
#clouds #reflection #nature #lake #water #park #beauty #goldenhour #light
 
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
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
one must learn to #perceive the #light beyond what the human eye can see.  there's much more to life than the senses can tell us.  #quiet #walk #woods #nature #preserve #trees #pinetrees #florida .. shot with #vintage #pentax-110 lens on #infrared converted #sony #a5100 camera.  #ir #bw #blackandwhite #monochrome #grayscale
be unafraid to try something new, even if it's something no one else has done before. innovation and fearlessness can open new doorways for you

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #theta #360 #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #talltripod #nature #park #clouds #water #afternoon #light #writing
Thursday #bikeride #dusk #nature #park #palmtree #silhouette #water #lake #light
Tuesday #bikeride #sunset #park #trees #light #goldenhour
tuesday #goldenhour #bikeride #park #nature #water #trees #light #lake
#clouds #water #reflection #light #goldenhour #yesterday
#beach #water #clouds #gulf #nature #park #light #goldenhour #peace #beauty
#sunset #sky #colors #clouds #water #nature #beauty #goldenhour #light #reflection
#nature #goldenhour #light #park #preserve #powerlines #plants
#nature #preserve #park #walk #goldenhour #light #clouds #lake #plants
#yesterday #driving #clouds #field #nature #preserve #beautifulday #light
last Sunday #park #trees #goldenhour #light #nature #beauty #saturation #colors
#beach #goldenhour #sand #saturation #colors #water #lowtide #clouds #nature #light
#beach #lowtide #goldenhour #light #nature #park
#beach #sand #water #park #nature #light
#beach #nature #light #park
#infrared #blackandwhite #nature #lines #details #bw #park #tones #light
#goldenhour #windy #nature #plants #light
#palmtree #goldenhour #light #park #bikeride
#bikeride #light #colors #goldenhour #saturation
#clouds #water #reflection #light #morning #bay
#nature #preserve #walk #path #light
#water #beach #dusk #sky #light #rays #gulf #nature #walk #clouds
#sunrise #morning #light #water
#tree #park #dawn #nature #light
#flying #iphone on #dji #phantom #quadcopter
#fromabove #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #florida #aerial #island #light
#sunset #clouds #light #rays #water #pier
#morning #light #bikeride #trees
 
#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
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
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.

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

#360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricoh #thetas #360 #ricohthetas #theta360 #fisheye #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #world #littleworld #tinyplanet #night #longexposure #light #trees #grass #field
Thursday #bikeride #goldenhour #park #nature #light
make the best of the unexpected

#night #beach #water #gulf #stars #longexposure #blackandwhite #bw #light
#goldenhour #bikeride #trees #shadows #light #grass
#clouds #light #yesterday #houses #water #reflection
this is truly a lesson in listening to one's intuition. when I was driving over here, it was cloudy and I didn't know if I'd even see the sun set. when I arrived and walked out to the water, it was absolutely gorgeous, visually and in feeling and weather. this is like heaven on earth

#goldenhour #light #clouds #nature #park #island #beach #seaoats #beauty #beautifulday #peace #love #bliss #sky #sunset #divine
#water #sunset #sky #light #rays #sun #clouds #nature #reflection
#nature #preserve #park #walk #goldenhour #light #clouds #sun #lake
#nature #preserve #park #walk #goldenhour #light #clouds #lake #powerlines #plants
#yesterday #goldenhour #clouds #water #reflection #light #golfcourse #trees #grass
#golfcourse #goldenhour #clouds #light #water #reflection #trees
#goldenhour #nature #beach #plants #clouds #light
#ricoh #theta #360 #degree #360x180 #stereographic #projection #littleplanet #weeplanet #ricohtheta #theta360 #fisheye #poleaerialphotography #elevatedphotography #fromabove #lookingup #lookingdown #planet #360degree #stereographicprojection #tunnel #littleworld #tinyplanet #goldenhour #nature #beach #water #gulf #park #light
#nature #water #lowtide #light #clouds #park #gulf #rocks
#water #rocks #lowtide #causeway #clouds #light #nature
#infrared #nature #preserve #blackandwhite #water #bw #tonality #contrast #light
#nature #goldenhour #bikeride #light #plants #windy
#bikeride #goldenhour #lake #light #nature #park
#infrared #water #nature #blackandwhite #tones #tonality #clouds #monochrome #grayscale #bw #lake #plants #light #park
#goldenhour #park #light
#tree #nature #goldenhour #park #walk #light
#driving #yesterday #morning #fog #light #road
#morning #light
#iphone on #dji #phantom
#goldenhour #park #trees #fromabove #sunset #flying #aerial #water #causeway #light
#goldenhour #trees #nature #light
#morning #light #trees #park
#plants #nature #sunset #goldenhour #clouds #lake #park #light #reflection #water #plants