There is something so magical about flying. All my life I’ve been fascinated with flight. As kids, we used to love flying fireworks that zoomed up into the air. I used to make believe I could see through the eyes of birds so I could see what they could see.
So when the DJI Phantom Drone showed up on my door in late March of 2015, I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and into the air. I had to wait until Spring, but while waiting, I watched endless videos about my new toy and the adventures fellow drone pilots were having. Then it was my turn.
Combining My Hobbies
Three years ago, my wife and I decided to buy a 40-foot motorhome, which we were very excited about having, we both love to travel. So when it was time to take my new Phantom 2 V3.0 out for a test flight, a real test flight, I waited until we were at Scusset Beach. I discovered that the 12 mpx HD video camera on the Phantom was not quite the camera that my Sony A7r would ever be, but it only weighs a few ounces and is optimized for video, yet still images are good as long as you don’t expect a lot of dynamic range. That leaves the best time to fly around dusk.
I could write an entire blog post about how much fun it is to meet up with a group of other “campers” and get together for meals, do activities together and make a lot of new friends. But for me, the best part is that I get to visit new places so I can fly.
What was everyone waiting for? – This!
In that spot, I was able to catch the fireworks from 5 different townships across the Cape Cod coastline. It was a beautiful night, perfect weather, no wind and just a few light clouds. Wish you were there!
Note: The top image in this post was processed with MacPhun Intensify CK and you can get 10% off with the coupon code: LENSTRAVELER. The fireworks image was shot with my Sony A7r and the 24-240 Sony/Zeiss FE zoom.
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