I’m adding aerial photography to my arsenal so I was practicing my flying the other day in Stone Mountain Village and these are some of the images that I captured.
I love the detail in the clouds!
I was sitting under that gazebo while I was flying. It was pretty cool!
I love the rich colors that the Mavic Pro captures in 14K resolution.
I captured the shot as I was taking off.
This is a shot of the railroad tracks between the police station on the left and the library which is on the right.
I’m not exactly sure what they use this building for but I just thought it look nice.
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  • These are great images. Does this drone also make videos? How long is the battery life? My husband is looking to get a drone some day, but can’t seem to find any with a decent battery life.

    Thank you for sharing such nice images from the Stone Mountain area. Have a blessed weekend.

    • Hi Suzanne,

      Thank you. Yes the drone that I have, the DJI Mavic Pro, does capture 14k video. The battery lasts about 27 mins. I have three batteries. I’m always recharging two while I’m flying. I’m very pleased with the Mavic Pro. Let me know if you have any other questions and thank you for following my photo blog. I love what I do and I working hard to be the best that I can be. Stay in touch.

      Remain blessed,
      Nat

      • Hi Nat,

        You’re welcome and thank you for your response. David would like to know if you think it would fly for five miles and back (so, ten miles) on a single charge? We don’t want to end up dropping one in the river due to a dead battery, or any other reason for that matter. 🙂

        I enjoy photography, too, but I have a long way to go to be happy with my own photography thanks to shaky hands and vision impairment. My favorite is nature photography, especially flowers, birds, and butterflies. I killed a Nikon once trying to get a picture of a butterfly. I can laugh about that now, but at the time, I cried like a baby over that broken camera.

        Sorry to ramble on there. Thanks again for the information on the drone. Have a blessed weekend.

        Your sis in Christ,
        Suz

        • Hi Suzanne,

          You weren’t rambling.😊 I enjoyed learning more about you and David. Regarding your flight question, the max distance of the Mavic Pro (the one I have) is about 4 miles out. How fast you fly affect the energy you use. Also, the amount of headwind can affect your battery life.

          One of the great features of the Mavic is that it knows how far it can go before it needs to return. If you do bring it back or if it loses connection with the controller or if it is in danger of running out of power it will return to the same place it took off from!!!!

          It uses GPS so it always “knows” where it is and where “home” is!!! That’s pretty cool!

          Regarding your shaky photos, try using a tripod and a remote release cable. I think you will love it!!! 😁 I’m here to help in any way I can!

          • Hi Nat,
            Thank you for your response. I apologize for my delay in getting back here.

            It is great that this drone knows its limitations and will come back home. We will definitely be looking into this.

            Regarding using a tripod, I know that would help in regards to the shake, but I can’t seem to get where I need to be for the photos that I want to take when using a tripod. It would work out fine for the bird photography, I’m sure, especially with the remote release. But, what about photographing flowers or insects that are close to the ground? As I was typing that, I had thought…maybe it would work if I used a tripod and a telephoto lens pointed down at the lower level things, but that would limit the angles I could get. I hope you have some better suggestions than my thought there. 🙂

            Thank you and have a blessed day.

          • Hello my Friend!

            It’s great hearing from you again! You are on the right track. I can identify with your concerns and your perceptions because I’ve been in a wheelchair since I was 5 years old. So I can relate to the limitations that may appear to be keeping you from getting the shots that you envision.

            The question that I have for you becomes are you able to get a different camera if necessary?

            If you can get a camera with an articulating viewing screen on the back you could place the camera on a very low tripod and the tilt the viewing screen upward so that you can still see you composition while getting a fresh perspective!

            There are many solutions out there. I have apps on my iPhone that allows me to view and control my Canon remotely so that I can still find a way to get great shots, even from my chair! I’m here to help however I can! Let me know your thoughts. What type of camera do you have? Are you interested in changing cameras if it would enable you to get the images that you envision? What are your thoughts? 😁

  • Hello again, my friend,

    Thank you for your response. I am sorry to hear that you have limitations, too, but so very glad that you have found ways to overcome them.

    Thank you for the suggestion about the articulating view screen. That is a great idea and definitely one I hadn’t thought of. At this point, it would take awhile for me to save to buy a new camera. There have been multiple surprise expenses recently that have us tapped out. I had hoped to be able to surprise David with a drone for Christmas, but that won’t be happening after these surprises. When it is meant to, it will happen.

    I wonder if the apps you mention would be able to work with my camera? It isn’t a high dollar camera. It is a Canon Digital Rebel XSI. I also have an iPhone 5s.

    Interested in changing cameras, yes,…Able to do so, not right now unfortunately.

    Thank you for your willingness to help me get this figured out. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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