|Peeples Valley Arizona
Well, I’ve been flying the drone. I’m fascinated by the possibilities that come
up with a different perspective. The
only real frustration is that there are so many rules. No flying directly over people or moving
vehicles, no flying in National Parks, and all the regulations around
airspace. But I still have a huge grin when I fly.
|Walnut Grove Arizona
The high viewpoint makes me newly enthusiastic about places I’ve
shot frequently, like the bright green cottonwoods near home.
|Valley of the Gods, Utah
|San Juan River
We had a road trip to southern Utah recently, and the
aircraft gave a much more interesting view of some places which are difficult
to shoot well from the ground like the entrenched meanders of the San Juan
River (shot from outside Goosenecks
Sate Park), the Moki
Dugway, and Valley of the
Even more challenging to shoot well from the ground is a
lovely bit of private property which belongs to some friends nearby. I’ve tried many times. So far this drone shot of their labyrinth is
the one I like the best.
|Great Horned Owlet, Peeples Valley Arizona
Not with the drone, but off the ground, I’ve been sitting on a friend’s roof in Peeples Valley intermittently to spy on some Great Horned Owlets. My 5-10 approach shoes with the sticky soles (I call them slick rock shoes) have saved my butt up there.
I’m working on a couple of wish lists, one for drone shots and one with great places for the whole family to visit; BLM land for Gypsy the Dog and for the drone, fishy for my husband the angler, and beautiful for everyone. Suggestions are appreciated. I’ll report on my progress as the summer goes along.