Snow overload? Ready for summer already? Hold off! These snow pictures will make you feel better about the winter weather. The best part? They were all shot with a drone! Here are my top pictures of the week, taken with a drone!
Below is my top pick for Drone Snow photo, taken by DroneFlyer. Check out their website for tons more exceptional photos!
Davis Hunt, owner of ViewPoint Aviation, sent over these pictures he took with his DJI Phantom, flying over Lake Cochituate. See the complete set of his photos on his blog here.
This fantastic photo came from Flickr member LizardOne.
The pictures were taken by one of her security detail, Dominic Arena, who recently purchased a DJI Phantom, Stewart wrote on her blog.
“These drone-like, radio controlled aircraft are lots of fun to play with and they take extraordinary photos,” she wrote. “However, controlling them takes practice and getting used to. Since my farm has lots of open fields, Dominic thought it would be the best place to get acquainted with his new toy.”
See more photos and read the rest of her post over on her blog.
I’ve always loved Flickr since I got my first camera, a Nikon d40 (ok, I used to have this awesome Polaroid as a kid), and these days Flickr is filled with awesome photos captured by neither dSLRs nor Polaroid — but from drones!
Below are five fantastic photos I found from my frequent browsing of Flickr. I didn’t take any of these photos; I’m just honored to share them here. Do you know someone who took an awesome photo from a drone? Send it to me, and I’ll post it here!
This first photo comes from Andrew Trice. I love the light, and the soft, flowing patterns of the houses seems like it follows the patterns of the sky, which makes for some beautiful composition!
The next photo I chose by Miquel Martorell is awesome just because of the pure risk factor it took to take this photo. First, the pilot probably had to get to where that lighthouse, which is no small feat in itself, and then they had to fly over that water — no room for error! But it shows us a cool scene of a landscape that would be hard to see any other way since the lighthouse is surrounded by water. If you had the chance to shoot this photo again, I would love to see it done at Golden Hour to get a little less harsh lighting. Still beautiful! Continue reading 5 stunning images captured by other drones→
17 empty, faded, rickety cottages sit on the beach. They’re situated at a prime real estate location, but renovating them would be starting over from scratch.
Neighbors had lived in the cottages since the 1920s and 30s, but after a series of state purchases, plans to build a resort and costly restoration bills, the cottages have remained empty since the residents were evicted in 2001.
This photo, as captured by my drone, shows the state of the cottages today. The cottages could cost $20 million to repair.
Reporter Nicole Shine at the OC Register outlines the future of Crystal Cove here.
I promise, the next installment of Drone Girl Video is coming soon! But for now, here’s one final teaser photo preview. Yesterday, I had you guess where it is, but I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s Balboa Island! The sign in the bottom left corner of this photo gives it away. Frozen bananas, anyone?