Going Above and Beyond the Snowplow
Just before Christmas I had a few days with the DJI Phantom 3 Pro. I somehow managed not to destroy the drone even after giving it one very good try. If you see me in person ask about the crash video. The drone was a present for my brother, and I think he liked it. He was flying it all around at my parents house, and I saw this scene unfolding and asked if I could make the photo. I love how the drone takes the ordinary and makes it a little more interesting. I would never make a photo of a snowplow unless it was in amazing conditions. From the air though it makes it a little cooler. That is our job as photographers after all. We are here to show people what they cannot see. Find the angles that make things interesting.
The Phantom 4 Pro Is On Its Way
On Thanksgiving as I watched someone at our party flying a drone I knew that I would have one soon. I really thought that I would last much longer than I did, but I really had fun flying the drone. It is the kind of toy that I always wanted as a kid. Of course by the time that I got around to ordering the thing it was on backorder so I have been patiently waiting for it to appear on my doorstep. I have a couple of projects at Indiana State that I would like to use it on this weekend, but it had better hurry if that is going to happen. I am sure that I will go crazy with it when it does come though. I will make a separate folder on my SmugMug site for the photos that come from it. I have a feeling it will be like the early days of HDR for me. A lot of photos that I regret sharing, but seemed cool at the time. It is a big toy, but it does have a practical use. At least that is what I told myself when I ordered it.