#quadcopter
#nature #fromabove #lookingdown #water #beach #trees #goldenhour #park #houses #boats #pier #flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone #mavicmini #aerial #aerialphotography
#sunset #clouds #sky #nature #lake #water #trees #park #fromabove #flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone #aerialphotography #mavicmini #aerial
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

i’m very grateful that i was able to recover the quadcopter with my iphone on it.. i recall on one of the shots where i had it flying out over the middle of the lake, i couldn’t tell which way it was pointing as i had spun it around to get different views (and it was a tiny dot in the sky), and the return to home emergency button didn’t seem to be responding. i tried different modes to try to bring it back to me though i didn’t know if it had gotten the proper gps lock and compass direction or whatnot.. the flight had gone longer than other ones and i didn’t know how much longer the battery would keep it in the sky so was a bit concerned. i think i had to ask for divine grace to help me at that point and surrender to the possibility that i might lose it in the water. shortly after that, i don’t remember exactly what i tried (as this shot was over a year and half ago), though i somehow managed to fly it back. i was so glad to see that it appeared to be getting bigger and that i was able to tell which direction it was heading as i guided it towards me. as it kept getting closer, i kept hoping the battery would last long enough to get it back over the dock or close enough nearby as i saw the red light blinking indicating it was just about out of power. another time after this at honeymoon island, i don’t know if it was in this series of shots or some other time, i had an issue where it wasn’t responding and i think it was windy and i didn’t know if i was going to get it back. i’m really grateful i’ve always somehow managed to fly it safely back (and was able to retrieve it from a tree the one time i lost sight of it and it crashed way up high in a 40+ ft tall tree).

building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration #earthmovers #rocks
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park

(some of these weren’t flown to be used in a video, but here they are anyway)

Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #sunset
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #water #clouds
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #causeway #road #water #clouds #palmtrees #cars
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #storm #clouds #trees
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees #bay
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees #powerlines #bridge
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #road #cars
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #lake #nature
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #lake #nature
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #road #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #cars
#flying #gopro with #220 #degree #circular #fisheye #lens on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #road #bridge #intracoastal #water #aerial #island #buildings #beach #trees #cars #clouds #fromabove #lookingdown #circularfisheye #littleplanet
 
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
#morning #nature #trees #lake #golfcourse #road #houses #florida #winter #flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone .. seeing limits of what can be done editing in #instagram app on phone with less than ideal lighting/exposure on some of these. #aerialphotography #fromabove #lookingdown #aerial
#flying #dji #mavic #mini in harsh light in the middle of a #winter day in #florida. looks one can get good images, even just quickly editing on the instagram ios app (some of these shots may be lacking vibrancy.. i discovered a bug in the #instagram app later in the evening when posting images i had shot at sunset, where it was losing the lux setting). #mavicmini #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #lookingdown #aerialphotography #nature #road #golfcourse #houses #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

building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration #earthmovers #rocks
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #dusk
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sky
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #sunset #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #goldenhour #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees #florida
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #sunset #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #causeway #road #water #clouds #palmtrees #bridge
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #causeway #road #water #clouds #palmtrees #cars
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees #gulf
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees #pier
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #canal #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #road #cars #intersection
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #lake #nature #boat #dock
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #dock
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #road #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #cars
 
#flying #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone on #cloudy #overcast #winter day at #clearwater #beach #florida .. it was a little windy so i only flew up to 200ft altitude. #mavicmini #aerialphotography #lookingdown #fromabove #aerial #nature #gulf #water #sand #clouds #buildings #waves
a simple shift of perspective is all we need to see the bigger picture.

#nature #preserve #trees #water #canal #flying #lookingdown #aerial #fromabove .. all images #uncropped, shot right at mid-day in harsh light with #dji #mavic #mini #quadcopter #drone #aerialphotography #mavicmini
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

(some of these weren’t shot to be used in a video, though they fit in nicely) locations include: A.L. Anderson Park Bicenntennial Park Brooker Creek Buffer Preserve Clearwater Memorial Causeway Countryside Community Park Courtney Campbell Causeway Crystal Beach Ed Radice Park Fred Howard Park Harbor Palms Nature Park Honeymoon Island James E. Grey Preserve John Chestnut Park Kapok Park Lake Chautauqua Park Lake Dan and Lake Frances Preserve Lake Tarpon Lake Tarpon Canal Lansbrook Park Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve North […]

building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration
building a new #beach #water #waves #gulf #aerial #fromabove #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #yesterday #park #sand #construction #restoration

(some of these weren’t flown to be used in a video, but i’ve included them anyway) locations include: Anderson Park Aripeka Sandhills Preserve Bayside Bridge Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Brooker Creek Preserve Clearwater Beach Clearwater Memorial Causeway Courtney Campbell Causeway Bridge Crystal Beach Dunedin Causeway Florida State Fairgrounds Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex John Chestnut Senior Park Lake Maggiore Lake Tarpon Canal Marsh Pointe Mobbly Beach Park Philippe Park Pine Island Beach Park Pop Stansell Park R.E. Olds Park Sand Key […]

Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #dusk #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #waves
Tuesday #storm #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial
Tuesday #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #beach #gulf #sun #sunset
Tuesday #beach #clouds #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fisheye #island #nature #park #trees #goldenhour #water #fromabove #aerial #gulf
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk #sunset
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #dusk
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #goldenhour #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
last Friday #nature #park #clouds #island #beach #water #gulf #flying #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #gopro #fromabove #aerial #lookingdown #trees
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #causeway #road #water #clouds #palmtrees #cars
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #causeway #road #water #clouds #palmtrees
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees #gulf
#flying #infrared #gopro on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone #aerial #fromabove #blackandwhite #bw #ir #park #island #beach #nature #water #clouds #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees #bridge
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #park #nature #trees
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #canal #road #cars
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #wideangle #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #canal #road #bridge #cars
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #water #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #lake #nature
#flying #gopro with 2.97mm #rectilinear non-distortion #lens and #infrared filter on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #drone
#fromabove #park #trees #road #aerial #blackandwhite #bw #clouds #cars
#flying #gopro with #220 #degree #circular #fisheye #lens on #dji #phantom #quadcopter #road #bridge #intracoastal #water #aerial #island #buildings #beach #trees #cars #clouds #fromabove #lookingdown #circularfisheye #littleplanet