A Bad Day With A Camera

Photography by Proxy

One of the big advantages of a photography drone is being able to shoot from an elevated position. This is a fact. An even bigger advantage, at least for me, is that it lets me get photographs in places that are not accessible on foot for various reasons.

Cotton Candy Sunset, Lower Gray Pond, Strathmore, AB, 2024-07-03

Tonight’s reason for using the drone is that I am still down with the flu from hell. I spent all day fighting fatigue and brain fog at work and I had to take a couple of naps during breaks and lunch to make it to the end of the workday. I didn’t even have enough oomph left me in to walk into the park across the street for some crap photograph. I did, however, have enough energy to stand on my front sidewalk and fly my photography drone nearly half a kilometer away to get photographs of the sunset over Lower Gray Pond this evening.

If, as a kid, you had told me that I could have my own remote control, flying camera as an adult, I would have thought you were off your nut. Photography drones are the shiz for photographers with any kind of mobility issue, including short-term ones caused by a nasty virus.

Also worth mentioning is that the drone was hovering over the center of the pond for the sunset image. I don’t think I would want to try standing there. I’m sure I’d sink up to my neck in the mud and be stuck in a stew of duck and goose poop until help arrived. Drones can go anywhere you can’t or don’t want to go in person (local and federal laws permitting).

The array of technology available to photographers these days is absolutely mind-blowing.

DJI Mini 3 photography drone for the win again.

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