I have been itching to get back out with the drone. Wednesday was going to be the day but I was hesitant due to the wind and my lack of experience. After talking to a friend at work who has been flying his drone for a few years I decided as long as the wind wasn’t greater than 20 mph I would give it a try, if only to learn how to control it in such conditions. I wanted to play in the Trenton Falls area along the West Canada creek, especially the Morgan’s Mill Dam section. I know, brave to be around water again, but I never said I was a smart person.
Luckily for me the drone is easy to fly. I didn’t get too crazy with it and I did end up learning more about controlling it. I played through two batteries worth of flight time (~45 minutes) and did manage to grab a few images. I still need to explore the manual controls with the camera as up to know I have left it on auto. Which, to be honest, bugs me as a photographer… LOL
I explored being a little creative with the video captures as well. That portion of the experience still needs a lot of learning on my part. I’m not as smooth with the controls as I would like and it shows in the footage I captured. I also need to find a software package I can learn that allows me to process the video like I can the images.
So, I give you a few different views of the Morgan’s Mill Dam area of Trenton Falls and the West Canada Creek. Here is a link to the video I put together (actually merged two separate clips into one output, look at me go!)…