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Be more creative with my drone
Be more creative with my drone

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Challenge: New Year's Resolution XIV (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
Location: San Diego
Date: Jan 6, 2022
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2021

Learned to program my drone to "write in the sky" using a small but bright light attached to its backside. The light can be switched from white to green to red (but not remotely). So I had to first turn it green and draw the tree, then bring it back, switch the light to red, and fly again to draw the year. Altogether it took about 10 minutes, I think. I used a very smart LiveComposite mode on my Olympus camera, so I could extend the exposure indefinitely without overexposing the background. So this is a single frame, it would be legal under Standard ruleset as well.
As you see, my writing so far is rather sloppy, not sure why yet, my waypoints were arranged very neatly. So one of my New Year resolutions is to learn better "dronewriting" skills :).

Place: 6 out of 23
Avg (all users): 6.3469
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2581
Views since voting: 124
Views during voting: 100
Votes: 49
Comments: 4
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01/17/2022 07:37:54 PM
Amazing work, glad you told us how you did it!
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01/17/2022 03:51:11 PM
So cool that this is one exposure, technology on cameras today is awesome, really need to consider an upgrade but then Iíd still have to learn to use it and fly drones and invest in new glass. Guess Iím sticking with what Iíve got.

This is really well done and agree it makes a great holiday card for warmer areas.

Message edited by author 2022-01-17 16:16:01.
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01/12/2022 10:09:30 AM
Makes a very cute card also
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01/11/2022 06:34:03 PM
how many takes was that to get right, nice setting and light on the horizon, like the reflection of the drone lights
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