Perfect Day – Video Of The Day

After working a full day, my wife and I decided to take a car ride to our local county park. Here in Michigan, with our current Covid-19 stay at home order, we are allowed to spend time in local parks as long as people maintain our set social distancing ​guidelines.


My First Lightning Capture – Photo Of The Day

“My First Lightning Shot” So like many of us, besides working, it can be terribly mundane with the madness of staying home for this long. I received an alert that a major storm with gusts of up to 70 mph winds were headed in my direction. Did a quick google search for tips capturing such phenomena. Hopefully, next time will be better but I shot 720p video at 120 frames per second. Most of the lightning storm was in the clouds but it did capture this fantastic bolt. It was not raining by me and I kept my drone at a lower altitude and it had no problems with the wind from this distance. After 20 minutes I landed and 10 minutes later the storm hit our home full force with an amazing thunderstorm, hail, rain, and high winds. Glad I landed when I did. Anyways, it’s always fun to pass the time learning new things and techniques. Stay safe everyone!! 🐼✌️⚡️#firsttime #lightningbolt #dronephotography #dronehour #dronecapture #droneoftheday #dronepilot #dronepals #naturelovers #naturephotography #lightningstrike #rightplacerighttime #lucky #stayathome #learningeveryday #contentcreator #blogger #artistsoninstagram #michigander #mymavicpro


Snow Days – Video Clip Of The Day

Decided to try my go at some video shooting a few weekends ago. The weather was overcast, cold, and less than ideal for stunning photo shots.

Despite all of that, I decided to see if I could catch anything that caught my creative eye. I did find a lovely place to shoot and it started snowing just as I was setting up. Normally, I don’t like to fly in the snow for safety reasons, but the area was clear and safe.

I was really pleased with the final edit from this little adventure. This video clip is a good reminder for me that even in the darkest of days, if our minds are open and our hearts are centered, we can still find beauty to enjoy and share.

Hope Everyone Is Having A GREAT WEEK!

More snow here today...

Take care 🐼😊👍✌️


“Lonely Swan” – DJI FPV SYSTEM

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.


Iflight XING Photo Shoot – Video Clip Of The Day

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!!!


“Date Night” – Drone Art Short Film

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” -
William Shakespeare

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.

🐼🔥🥰


Thayer Creek – 360 Panoramic Art

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.


555 Sunflowers 🌻 – DroneArt

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 🐼🌻