Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pleasanton, CA (Aerial Photography) - 5/25/2016

I did a random aerial photo shoot in Pleasanton, CA with my DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter on May 25, 2016. I was planning an aerial photo shoot the next day in Mountain View, CA (photos from this photo shoot will be coming soon), so I wanted to get a bit more practice flying and test out a few settings before I did that. Here are the aerial photography photos I shot of Pleasanton, CA.

Some of you are asking me what is it like to fly a quadcopter. I have gotten some on social media, so I will answer it here. It is fun to fly a quadcopter. While the tiny camera and tiny sensor in the camera on this quadcopter isn't giving me the best resolution or quality compared to the DSLR photos and videos I'm used to, it is still really amazing to me that I can have a camera on an aircraft taking aerial photos and videos while I control everything and see a live video feed from the camera all while standing on the ground. It is really amazing how far technology has gotten. I fly it for fun, and over time it has really helped me see the world from a different perspective. It is amazing to see the amount of stuff you can't normally see while standing on the ground. Learning to fly this quadcopter has also taught me a lot about flight in general. Before a flight, I have to check wind speed, distances, and all sorts of things. Especially on long flights, I have to factor in flight times, distances, check for potential obstacles through satellite imagery (especially when I plan to fly in areas I'm not familiar with), and other stuff. When you start flying, you really start seeing the world around you in a different way, learn about aerodynamics, and get a ton of practice in mathematics.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. Due to federal regulations, I cannot sell these aerial photos. If you wish to support my photography hobby and help me offset some of the costs, please consider bookmarking my Amazon Affiliate link and use it when you shop on Amazon. It won't cost you anything extra. If you do, thank you very much for your support! If you want prints of these photos, I may offer you at cost prints of the photos and you can contact me here. If you want to print the photos yourself, please email me to get permission and high resolution copies of the photos. To view my best aerial photos for 2016, use this link. To see all of my Pleasanton, CA 2016 aerial photos, use this link.

Aerial scenery of Pleasanton, CA. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Top down aerial photo of a residential area in Pleasanton, CA. 


Aerial scenery of Pleasanton Golf Center in Pleasanton, CA. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Aerial scenery of Pleasanton, CA. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Aerial scenery of Pleasanton Golf Center and Pleasanton, CA. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Aerial scenery from a residential area in Pleasanton, CA with Pleasanton Golf Center in the distance on the right. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Aerial scenery of Pleasanton, CA with Shadow Cliffs Regional Park in the distance on the left. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.
Related Posts with Thumbnails