Drones And Storms

Taking The Drone Up After A Storm

Last night while we were in downtown Lafayette eating the skies really opened up. On the way home as the storm was sort of clearing there were moments when the sun appeared like it would pop out of the clouds for a minute. Depending on exactly when it did that the result could be completely different and awesome. Right as we were leaving town and a cool rainbow would have occurred. It started to do just that, but fizzled out quickly. If the sun could have found a way out of this cloud for even a minute a great sunset would have happened when I made the above photo. I still like the photo, and it was fun to get back up in the air to make it.

Another Vertirama

I seem to only really make vertiramas from the sky. I think it is because on the ground I will just change my lens to get the result that I want. In the air I am stuck with what I have. This photo was made by stitching three photos together as I panned the drone camera up. I like the look that this gives, and it lets me get the entire scene in the photo.

The End Of An Era?

As I made this flight I had to wonder if it would be the last time that I would fly the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. I was so excited to get this drone, and I love flying it. The main issue that I have with it is that it is too big for it to be practical most of the time. Our upcoming trip to Ocean City, Maryland was one where I didn’t know how I would get it there. With that in mind I bought the DJI Mavic Air. This much smaller drone will fit in my travel backpack. It will allow me to make my drone photography a bit more mobile. I am already a little suspect of drone sensors. I always seem to have too much noise with the 20mp camera on the Phantom 4. If the 12mp camera on the Mavic Air can give me anything similar to the Phantom 4 then the 4 is going up for sale. I plan on doing some testing next week to see just what I want to do. I like the idea of having a more mobile drone, but I don’t want to sacrifice image quality to do that.

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