Aerial abstracts – the shoot

© Dave Whenham
Water levels were very low at Scammonden this morning – I went hoping to shoot some minimalist long exposures with the Fuji and found the rocks I’d intended using as foreground interest stranded 150 yards from the water!

Last time I was here I got wet feet getting close enough to them in order to compose with the 12mm lens.  Today was a dismal day light-wise but undeterred I felt I should try to make something of the opportunity.  I hoped that there would still be some interesting images to be found from the air.

Unlike the last few trips out I only used the Mavic today. I carried the Fujis but they stayed in the bag so I have no video footage from the Fuji nor stills to supplement the short (3 minute) video I put together this evening. So, the whole episode has been created using a drone and a computer.

I bought the drone partly to try my hand at aerial abstracts and was really pleased that I finally got a chance today to put into practice what I’ve been thinking about for some months now. I will post a selection shortly but in the meantime here’s a flavour of the morning.

All drone footage and stills created using a DJI Mavic Pro by myself.  Music: “Ascending the Vale” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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