Quadcopters – Stuck in Customs

Over the Baths

Daily Photo – Over the Baths

I had a great day out here with the kids after a long hike. I believe we were on one of the Disney cruises and we decided to do one of their little excursions here on Virgin Gorda. It’s one of the most unique swimming locations in the world because of these giant granite boulders… I wish I could go back in time and see a timelapse of how this whole formation came to be.

Over the Baths

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-30 11:02:21
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Lagoons in Gisborne

Hilarious South Park Behind the Scenes

God these guys crack me up… This human centipede episode is one of the best. It’s really about automatically accepting all the Terms & Conditions on Apple products, where you really don’t know what you’re agreeing to.

Daily Photo – The Lagoons in Gisborne

It’s always a bit frightening to fly a quadcopter out over the ocean. I don’t know why. If it’s gonna fall out of the sky, it will be ruined anyway from this height. Anyway, whenever I am out over the ocean and shooting back towards the land, I’m on an even higher-alert.

The Lagoons in Gisborne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-23 21:59:12
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Singapore from Above

Daily Photo – Singapore from Above

I think this looks a little bit like a bra for two very different breast sizes. I don’t know why I see that… probably a bit of Rorschach. It actually wasn’t too easy to get to this spot to take the photo because it was pretty much at the limit of the quadcopter. I kept losing contact with the quad and it would start to fly home automatically. Frustratingly, I had to keep taking control and forcing it to go as far as possible.

Singapore from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 16:57:29
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO166
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Daily Photo – Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Most of the days in Gisborne were quite moody and full of rain, so as soon as there was a clear morning, I got out the quadcopter to see the beauty from above. On this farm, they created this sanctuary for all sorts of waterfowl. It was quite magical to walk around and hear all the native New Zealand birds going about their business on a calm morning.

Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-23 21:59:12
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Exploring Krabi

Daily Photo – Exploring Krabi

Krabi is right on the coast of Thailand and it’s a fun day to take out a boat and explore all the little islands. This is a cool secret bay that you can’t see when you’re zooming by this island so I decided to get the quad up in the air to get a new perspective.

Exploring Krabi

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-29 13:12:41
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.66

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Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

Daily Photo – Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

I actually forgot the name of this resort, but it had sort of a funny setup. There were three or four resorts right next door to one another and they all had the exact beach and bay layout. I would go on little jogs along the path the connected all the resorts and I would always get confused as to which resort was actually mine.

Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-25 18:13:15
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Remarkables and Kelvin Heights

Daily Photo – The Remarkables and Kelvin Heights

Here’s a new photo from Queenstown of the Remarkables with Deer Park Heights in the foreground. This perspective actually makes DPH look pretty huge, but it’s quite small compared to the mountains in the background. If you’re a geology nerd like me, then you may identify this as a Nunatak, and it is formed when two glaciers come together to carve out these shapes. It’s a little like a terminal moraine because it the “leftover” part of the rocks after a glacier melts.

The Remarkables and Kelvin Heights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-17 20:20:35
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO164
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

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The Pool on Laucala Island

Daily Photo – The Pool on Laucala Island

What a pool, eh? You’re only seeing it, but they told me it was the largest pool on this side of the planet. I didn’t have any competing pools to argue about this fact with, but I did make a lot of use of the pool. I think about 90% of the photos I got here that I love the most were with the quadcopter. Man, that’s by far my favorite toy of the decade!

The Pool on Laucala Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-26 18:55:03
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Along the East Coast of the North Island

Daily Photo – Along the East Coast of the North Island

Man, I just can’t remember the name of this place. It’s about an hour north of Gisborne and it seemed like the perfect time to get out the quad. There is this ridiculously long dock whose purpose I can’t quite discern. It’s not like there are cruise ships coming by… maybe they built it nice and long just for pedestrians.

Along the East Coast of the North Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-24 19:25:54
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture2.9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.8 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Over 7 Dials in London

A Short Film

Here’s something a friend sent me…It’s called “IN SHADOW – A Modern Odyssey.” It’s really well done… maybe a bit disturbing for the faint of heart out there but still awesome.

Daily Photo – Over 7 Dials in London

I’m pretty sure this shot was 100% illegal, but I didn’t really ask first. That’s kind of my style, which only occasionally gets me in trouble. I took this one with that really big DJI drone… it was honestly too big and clunky to carry around, to get out of the box, to launch, etc. These newer smaller ones take just as good photos and they are much more convenient.

Over 7 Dials in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-18 03:45:16
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias+0.656

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