On her maiden voyage Stardate 10.27.2018 my Mavic Pro 2, which I have dubbed, NCC-1701, Sorry Star Trek Nerd, made its 1st flight from Eternity Beach. Not sure what I wanted to do when I arrived, I did bring my full camera bag, my drone, controller & 2 extra batteries. Twilight, I did take a few shots with my A7R III camera & as the early morning sun rose above the horizon I packed it up & brought out my MP2. Just prior to launching my mind went blank & I forgot how to set the drone “return to home” settings! Just like a little kid I said screw it & launched the drone.
I knew what I wanted to shoot & immediately headed to the opening of the cove as the crashing waves hit the rocky mountainside & grabbed this shot! I was so excited & couldn’t wait to get home to edit my drone shots. Far from being a good shot, I did want to use my ND filters so I could slow down the movements of the waves, but another rookie mistake…I forgot to pack it into my backpack!?!?
Since then, I’ve flown my MP2 two more time & slowly getting used to the controls. I have to say that when I do lose sight of the drone it is very unnerving not knowing where it is in the sky!!! I do need to experiment & find my vision for this new perspective in the sky, an exciting journey awaits me!!!
Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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