Took this photo last weekend and I am really happy how it turned out. It was a beautiful sunset that is still burned in my mind. I watched the sun pass over the horizon through the eyes of my drone.
It was spectacular to see the sun change colors as it disappeared. It probably was my imagination but for a split second I thought I saw some dark patches like sun spots just as it got dark.
I’ve included my photo captured on my Mavic Pro as well as a quick time lapse video. The video doesn’t give justice to what it really looks like, but it is still beautiful to watch.
Take Care Everyone and Happy Friday 😎🐼✌️!
My first 360 video on one of my custom Quadcopters. It. was a beautiful cold day with the family enjoying the view letting dad take a quick flight over one of my favorite local MetroParks. I love ducks, Swans and wildlife. I find it fascinating that wildlife survives in such cold temperatures and swim in it. Good things coming.
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Enjoyed a beautiful sunny Sunday two weeks ago. There hasn't been much sunshine here in Michigan so you have to enjoy it when you can. Everyone have a great week!!
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After a whole week with no sunshine, I finally saw a break in the clouds and drove as fast as I could "legally" to Newburgh Lake in Livonia Michigan. The park was empty as it was very cold.
I was flying and saw this beautiful swan. I never want to disrupt nature when I fly, but become part of it. Oddly enough it seems like ducks, swans, and geese, do not seem to be bothered with my quadcopter.
This video is with a custom built 5 inch quadcopter I built myself. It incorporates the newest DJI FPV System. I am planning to post a review of this system as I test it a bit more, but so far I have been blown away with it's performance.
My confidence level as a pilot has increased 100%. It uses a digital signal rather than the traditional analog video feed that gets sent from the drone's camera to the goggles I wear when I fly. It's like going from watching a worn VHS tape with static and lines to watching a DVD. I will still use analog as it has it's benefits, but I think I am hooked on this new system.
Enjoy this video and everyone have a great week.
Lunch break Cinewhoop practice
DJI FPV System
Holybro Kopis Cinewhoop
Enjoying my Birthmas present 🎁.
Holybro Kopis Cinewhoop with the DJI FPV System
I apologize for not visiting my favorites blogs and posting much this month. I've been super busy at my real job and battling a bad cold 🥶. Probably from taking too many pictures like this 😂.
Hope to visit you all soon and have a blessed week !
DJI Mavic Pro
Video Highlights and Photos
I feel bad that I haven't had much time to post or follow all my Wordpress friends and artists lately. I've been very busy at work trying to "catch up" with this being my last week before the holiday break.
Here is a photo from this past fall, that I really like how it turned out. It was a foggy morning in Northern Michigan. You could feel the moisture and the chilled air on your face. The pines and outdoor air smelled fresh with dew and was miraculously uplifting to the senses.
Remember, if I don't get to your pages, remember I try and am thinking of all of my wonderful artists 🐼😊!
Happy Holidays Panda Pals !
Video Clip Of The Day...
Just bought 4 of the Iflight XING 2306 2450KV Motors for my next drone build.
I love the style and look of these motors and the purple color really pops in different lighting.
I hope they fly as good as they look.
Well this Panda has some building to do.
Have a great weekend Panda Pals!!!
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino
Want to unwind, with a color that's so calming and youthful—pink lemonade may be what you need right now. 😊
Inspired by the song, "Pink Lemonade", written and performed by the talented James Bay.
I love to remix music to create and inspire different feelings almost as much as I love to create artistic visual drone art.
This one was fun for me and I hope someone else enjoys it as well.
Enjoy some fresh Pink Lemonade on the house. 🙌🐼🙌😎😋
It's been really cold and dreary here in Michigan as of late.
The weather inspired and helped release my suppressed nostalgic 90s flannel wearing sweater grunge rooted vibes. 😆
This flight and music mix is a tribute to on of my favorite bands from that period.
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” -
I love sunny weather, but autumn and winter nights somehow ignite my internal romantic flame 🔥.
There is something beautiful about sharing a warm embrace on the darkest of nights.
Simple late night adventures in the city become magical if you find that special someone.
May everyone's days be bright and everyone's nights be filled with love in your heart.
The State Theater is a historic theater built in 1946 with a modern Art Deco design located in the city of Wayne, Michigan. One of the reasons I love the Detroit area is there are many hidden gems that since I was a child have been slowly renovated over the years. The State Theater is now owned by Phoenix Theaters. If you are in the Detroit area it is about a fifteen minute drive from the metropolitan airport. I highly recommend it as you feel the history and enjoy a cinematic experience that is not easy to find these days.
I did a few different edits and these were my favorites.
Which one do you like the most if any?
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Have a good week PandaPals 🐼🙂🐼
It's so cold 🥶 this week. Winter is coming closer every day. Stay warm everyone in the north...
The Duality of Life and Death. ...
Duality teaches us that every aspect of life is created from a balanced interaction of opposite and competing forces. Yet these forces are not just opposites; they are complementary. They do not cancel out each other, they merely balance each other like the dual wings of a bird.
I struggle to maintain a balanced lifestyle like I am sure most of us do. Everyone walks their own path in life and in doing so I recommend if you haven't already found it to seek out your own ways to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
The closer I get to my own personal balance the more satisfied and happier I feel. It is a constant balancing act.
Family, Blogging, getting out in nature, droning, photo editing, creating, are ways I help balance my stressful day job as a social worker.
Please share in the comments some of your own ways you help maintain your balance.
Video and photo shoot from a local cemetery.
As a child, my brother and I were fascinated by this graveyard. It was built in the 1800s and is a Catholic Jesuit Cemetery. A few of the graves carry the remains of Civil War soldiers. The crypt is located on a hill and houses a famous Jesuit priest buried beneath the floor.
I was fascinated when I flew over the crypt and saw the unusual letters "AMDG".
One of my smart historical colleagues let me know that the markings represented a famous Latin Jesuit Saying:
Ad Majored Dei Gloria: "For the Greater Glory of God"
May everyone rest in piece 🐼
I love nature, but I thought I would change things up a bit and showcase some urban street photos I have taken. My daytime job gives me the opportunity to travel frequently downtown. I have seen a lot of positive changes in Detroit over the last 10 years. I truly believe it is making a slow comeback. The city is filled with many architectural treasures I have only started to learn about. Let me know if you would like more urban shots in the comments.
"Darkness is the absence of light".
I know most people love colors and so do I, but I have been loving exploring various black and white shots lately.
It is bringing out the minimalist in me.
Have a great week everyone!!!
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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus
Fresh Air + Sunshine 🌞 = Happiness
360 Panoramic Art Of The Day
Loved my last adventure here in Crawford County, Michigan. It was a joy to have so much open space, fresh air, and no one around for miles. Hope to get back sometime in spring as there are so many hidden places to explore here.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." ~
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. “
~ John Muir
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“....the perfect beauty of the pattern that each raindrop makes as it joins its puddle.”
― Jay Woodman
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
"And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood."
~ William Cullen Bryant
Fall Inspired Tribute Celebrating my 555 post on Instagram 🌻😊🌻
Ford Motor Company does an excellent job investing in the city that has been its home since it originated. Located in a Dearborn, Michigan near the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters is a lovely field of hundreds of mature sunflowers. I wanted to snap a few pictures earlier last month, but couldn't find the time to do so. Even though most have started to return to the earth, I loved the mature sunflowers colors and fall vibes even more.
Happy Trails Everyone 🐼🌻
Wanted to try and create a something darker this month since Halloween will be here before we know it. I have to admit old cemeteries are quite fascinating to me. Walking the grounds springs forth a multitude of a variety feelings. Of course sadness is the most common, but also happiness.
Here is a stream of consciousness from my experience:
Dark, peace, rest, lovers, friends, warriors, sleeping, loss, grieving, empty, lingering, lost, pain, anger, sadness, good memories, moments in time, flickering, dust, earth, wind, memorial, rise, fall, leaves, rebirth.
Enjoy everyone 🐼
“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz
“A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.”
– Philip Larkin
Every leaf speaks bliss to me.......fluttering from the autumn tree. ~ Emily Bronte
“Each Moment Of The Year Has Its Own Beauty" - Ralph Waldo Emerson