Flying Over the Queen City

During my trip to Cincinnati I only had a couple of hours in the morning to make some photos of the city. I knew that I wanted to see the new Pete Rose statue so I made the trip down the riverwalk to the stadium. On my way I took the DJI Phantom 4 Pro up for a quick flight. I had this shot in mind from the second that I crossed over the bridge into Cincinnati. You have an idea of how it can look, but you never know until you are actually in position. I was very pleased with how my photo turned out.

The Phantom 4 Pro Goes Crazy

When I first launched my drone I went through my checklist before taking off. Being in a new place it is always important to make sure that everything is working properly. The take off went well, but then for some reason about 20 feet away from me the drone started to go haywire. I wanted to just spin in circles and more importantly head into the Ohio River. I quickly gained some control of the drone, and put it down in an open grassy field just off to the side of where I was. With a lot of space around me I took the drone back up to see if it would do it again. It did not, and I still do not know what the heck was going on when I first took off. Luckily I kept my wits about me, and found a way to get the quadcopter to the ground. Has anyone had this issue before? It had plenty of time to warm up, and it gave me my location as the home point which to me means we were good. I had 13 satellites when I took off which is plenty as well. Let me know in the comments if you have ever experienced this.

The Week In Photos

A couple of my shots over the Ohio River show up in this weeks edition of my favorite photos. The Queen City is a fun town to explore, and in just a couple of hours I made a few photos that I really liked. You can see some of my favorites in my weekly collection here.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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