Back Property Fly-over

First attempt at a proper video edit. Also, first time ever using Adobe Premiere Pro.
The music doesn’t quite fit, but hey, it’s in there. The video is probably a little long at 3:20 minutes, so I should have cut more out. All in learning.
This only took me about 1 1/2 hours, including the flight and learning the software.
I’m getting stoked about getting out somewhere besides my back yard with this drone and see what I can do.

First Flight

I got my drone today, set it all up and took my first flight. It was just a quick flight, I’m supposed to be working. It’s sort of windy today, so I didn’t know how the drone would handle, but it did wonderful. I took the drone up for a quick photo looking out at Keweenaw Bay from my house, though I only went up 92 feet due to not knowing how the winds were.
This is so cool! I haven’t been excited about something, anything, in quite a long time.
Anyway, this is the photo from my drone from my house looking out toward the bay, and like I said, it’s from only 92 feet up.
The photo is straight out of the drone, no processing on my part at all.

Clouds from about 300 feet. This is also the back of my property.

New Drone

I finally did it, I bought a new drone, a proper drone. I picked up a good deal on a DJI Mavic Air 2 from Amazon. It’s also on a payment plan, which is the only way I would have been able to afford it. Along with the drone I got the “Fly more” kit which has extra propellers, extra batteries, a bag and a couple other things.
I’ve had two previous drones, one quite a few years ago and was all manual and I called it Bruiser because I crashed it so much. The next drone I’ve had was a low end drone and did have a good camera and a number of other thing. This second drone did so me what I could do with a current drone though, so that’s what got me to buy this newest one. It’s not coming until next week, but I’m pretty excited about it.

DJI Mavic Air_2

Fly More Kit

Random Photos

Because I haven’t posted lately, here are some random photos I’ve taken over the past few weeks.

Work has kept me very busy ever since COVID-19 came around. I think that’s the main reason I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to.
Speaking of COVID, what a fucking disgrace the US has be come. We have a president that doesn’t give a shit about how many people are getting sick and dying.

Buddy Bear Came For A Visit

I had fallen asleep on the couch last night. I was sleeping right next to the open window in the living room when I was awoken by a crunching sound. Not sure of what I was hearing, I looked out the window and sure enough there was Buddy Bear about 15 feet away having a snack of bird seeds. I got up and yelled at him through the window, but he didn’t budge, so I went outside on the deck, which is on the far right in the video, and yelled at him again. This time he got up and ran off.
You can see at the end of the video when he looks up to his right and then runs off, that’s when I was on the deck, again, only a few feet away.