Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shoreline Park - Mountain View, CA (Aerial Photography) - 5/26/2016

I've seen some of the aerial photographers around me flying their quadcopters at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, CA and I really enjoyed the scenery there. On May 26, 2016, I decided to take my own DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter out for a flight in the park. The view of the area from the sky is beautiful! Here are the photos I shot on that aerial photo shoot.

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 aerial photos from Shoreline Park in 2016, use this link.

A photo of Shoreline Lake. In the distance in the center is Casey Forebay. In the distance on the right is Shoreline Slough and Charleston Slough.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of the island in the middle of Shoreline Lake. In the distance in the middle is Casey Forebay and Egret Pond. In the distance on the right is Shoreline Slough and Charleston Slough. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A top down aerial photo of the island in the middle of Shoreline Lake. 


Aerial scenery from the Shoreline Park area. In this photo starting from the bottom is Shoreline Lake, Casey Forebay (left), Shoreline Slough, Charleston Slough, and Egret Pond (left). 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of Mountain View Slough (center) and Shoreline Slough. 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Aerial scenery from the Shoreline Park area. In this photo starting from the bottom is Shoreline Slough, Mountain View Slough, Shoreline Lake (on the right slightly cut off), Shoreline Golf Links, Shoreline Amphitheatre (tent like object in the distance, and NASA Moffet Field (in the distance on the left). 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of Shoreline Lake. Also in this photo is Shoreline Slough (foreground), Mountain View Slough (left), and Shoreline Golf Links (in the distance). 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A photo of Mountain View Slough (center). Also in this photo is Shoreline Lake (right), Shoreline Park (foreground), and Shoreline Golf Links (in the distance on both sides of Mountain View Slough). 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of Shoreline Golf Links and Mountain View Slough (1/3 of the way from the right). Also in this photo is Shoreline Amphitheatre (tent like object on the left and NASA Moffett Field (in the distance on the left). 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of Shoreline Golf Links and Mountain View Slough (1/3 of the way from the bottom). Also in this photo is Shoreline Amphitheatre (tent like object on the right) and NASA Moffett Field (in the distance on the right).

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Aerial selfies I took for fun at Shoreline Park. In the foreground is Shoreline Lake. 

A photo of Shoreline Lake. Also in this photo in the distance is Shoreline Slough, Mountain View Slough, Shoreline Golf Links, and NASA Moffett Field (right). 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A photo of Mountain View Slough (center) and Shoreline Slough.

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of Shoreline Lake. Also in this photo in the distance in the middle is Casey Forebay and Egret Pond. In the distance on the right is Shoreline Slough and Charleston Slough. 

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.

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

San Francisco Pride Celebration/Parade 2016

I went to the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade today with a few friends. If you have been following me on social media now, you would know I'm a biologically intersexed individual who identifies as female. So when San Francisco Pride comes along, of course I'd join! Also, it sounded like a really fun event to join with my friends. Unlike two years ago (blog posts here), security is tight this year for celebration due to the recent tragic events in Orlando, Florida. There was a lot of bag restrictions in place so it was too much of a hassle to bring my full photography gear. Not to mention, my DSLR got a really big dust spot on the sensor, so it is off at a camera lab in Berkeley for sensor cleaning this weekend. Instead, I just brought my phone to the parade along with a selfie stick and mini tripod (with phone tripod adapter). I shot photos and videos on this trip. The videos will be up in a vlog next month, but that won't be up for a while. The cellphone photos I shot today are the ones in this blog post. I hope you enjoy.

San Francisco Pride Parade

A selfie with my friend at San Francisco Pride Parade. 

San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco Pride Parade


Security Check Point for the San Francisco Pride Celebration. 

A selfie while waiting in line to pass security check. 

A selfie with my friend while waiting in line to pass security check. 

The San Francisco Pride Celebration with San Francisco City Hall in the background. 

The San Francisco Pride Celebration with San Francisco City Hall in the background. 


A few portraits with the San Francisco Bay Area Furries at San Francisco Pride Celebration. My friend accidentally took several photos. 

Here is my friend with the San Francisco Bay Area Furries at San Francisco Pride Celebration. 


San Francisco Pride Celebration

San Francisco Bay Area Furries at San Francisco Pride Celebration.

A group photo with my friends at San Francisco Pride Celebration.


One of my friends went shopping with me later. Here is a selfie I took at Forever21. I ended up getting this dress because I felt it looked really cute and pretty. 

A photo of the police officers in the San Francisco Pride Parade. 

A random photo from my shopping trip. This was shot near Uniqlo. As you can see, the city was crowded from San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration. 

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.
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