An Aerial View of Ocean City, Maryland

Recently you have seen photos that I have made of many places overhead with my drone. I love how the drone allows me to get a new view on a city that I have seen many times. I would have liked to have done the same thing in Ocean City, Maryland, but they have banned drones from the city. I saw no signage while in the city, but a nearby airport means that you can’t use the drone near the boardwalk anyway. What can you do when you can’t fly your drone? Get in the ferris wheel to get your shot. I have been wanting to do this for a couple of years, but the weather has not cooperated when I was ready to do it. This year the clouds and the beach were cooperating for me. The beach soccer tournament also lent a nice element in my photo as well. I love the way that you can see the beach goers on the ocean for miles into the distance.

A Photographer Afraid of Heights?

If you know me then you know that I don’t like heights. That makes it fun when I am setting up remotes in the rafters of stadiums. I not only don’t want my body to fall, but I don’t want to lose my equipment either. In my mind that is actually a good thing as I over protect all of my gear when I have it up high. I make sure that nothing will become a story other than my photos. Even in a ferris wheel I had some of those thoughts. It took a couple of revolutions before I felt comfortable enough to start making photos. I am glad that I did as I like this photo of the beach.

Short Glimpses of Ocean City

While on the way to Ocean City I had an idea. The girls have been watching some vloggers lately, and while we were delayed for a few hours at the airport they were making short videos of their own. I decided that I would film little buffers for in between their segments. I started making short time lapse videos with my iPhone while at the airport. The project just kept going as we made our way on the trip. I tried to make videos that complemented what they were doing, and then I made some for fun. The entire video is set to different music, and is not yet done. I thought that it would be fun to show the buffers all together though. I really like some of these short time lapse videos, and with the right music this could have been a much cooler project. Next year I may just make a video of our trip with everyone involved. That is a long time away, but it could be really cool to see. For now check out this short video of some of the sights of Ocean City.

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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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