I have often been to spectacular places, where I just couldn’t frame picturesque surroundings the way I really wanted.
I just wasn’t high enough to capture the ideal angle. A drone would be perfect. I have often seen other people flying noisy and annoying drones. They look difficult to navigate and various control buttons appeared confusing. Technology has never been on my side. Drone mishap videos on you tube didn’t entice me either.
But the appeal to capture earth from the sky was somewhat attractive. Yay or nay, I had to make a decision and bite the bullet.
This all changed a few weeks ago. That’s right, I bought a drone.
And, of something I thought I wouldn’t buy in near future, is a smartphone to control the drone. I still have my Nokia to answer calls, in case anyone is wondering?
A leading manufacturer in drone technology released a new drone model, which I just couldn’t resist purchasing. And it’s spectacular.
My heart still races when the drone disappears skywards, but have always been able to land it safely.
With the ‘rth’ (Return to home) button pushed, the drone easily descends to almost exactly the same spot it took off from. This is incredible.
It has 3 gears to optimise its filming capacity, whilst the two lower gears activate five ‘obstacles detection sensors’.
There are so many different icons scattered around a tiny smartphone screen, it will take some time to understand and master its capability manually.
But until then, the drone’s camera setup is packed with video and photo options.
‘Hyper-lapse’, ‘Quick shots’ and ‘Active Track’ each have numerous settings. Select a target, distance and height and push the button, just like that.
The result simply blows me away. It doesn’t get easier to create marvellous short videos or stunning photos.
A one inch camera captures colours in the sharpest resolution. I just need to ensure, that it doesn’t crash into any obstacles.
This is achieved by regulating maximum height, as well as maximum distance before take off. I am excited.
And I will use it as much as I can. Which will keep me even busier. It’s a tough life.