Not as High as I’d Hoped – Stuck in Customs

Not as High as I’d Hoped

Daily Photo – Not as High as I’d Hoped

Now here, somewhat above Chefchaouen, is a place where the military police shut us down with our quadcopter! I came into town with Anton and Ana from SmugMug to work on a promo piece. We had been already using Anton’s quadcopter all over Morocco, but when we got here, the taxi driver alerted the local military police that we had some sort of a “plane”! This caused a lot of worry and consternation (and, I should add, a significant amount of confusion). After we were there for half an hour, the military police descended on our hotel with a rather sour attitude. I’ve never had any success negotiating with the Moroccan military, and I had no success here either. I did put up a good intellectual fight, but I eventually acquiesced, mostly because of the size of their guns. Well, there was no gunplay… but I did see a lot of guns… which always helps one side win an argument. So, while I’d like to have had a proper shot from the air, it was not to be!

Not as High as I’d Hoped

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-05 06:59:23
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture16
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias