Since adding a DJI Mavic Air Drone to my camera bag, my creative photo opportunities have really become greatly expanded. Aerial views can many times become unique eye-openers! And I was extremely proud to have had my drone image of “Islands in the Allegheny” published in the Pennsylvania Magazine’s 2018 September/October edition as the Hot Shot: Editors Choice! This aerial photo was taken from an altitude of 350 feet of the Allegheny River, a few miles south of Tionesta, Pennsylvania. Hope you Hoggers enjoy viewing it here.
Awesome photo congratulation on this being published thank you for sharing. Saying hello from the North side of Pittsburgh.
That IS a great shot. I don't know much about drones. I googled yours and it sounds like a really good one. Can you say what the file sizes are for the still shots?
A good image!
And a great light. Too bad that you can not go back to re-shoot?
So, if you trim off about 2 inches on the left side, you will have a nicely ballanced image!
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks to everyone here for your very kind comments & critques on my “Islands” drone image. It was quite an honor to have the PA Magazine publish it as Hot Shot: Editors Choice, as a two-page spread, no less!
To answer fergmark’s question above:
Believe it or not, the DJI Mavic Air only shoots JPGs from an “only” 12-megapixel CMOS sensor! It will also take raw images if so desired. It’s resulting images are stable & breathtakingly sharp, with JPG file sizes of around 4-5MB. I routinely resample the JPGs to 350DPI, occasionally re-scale) and then refine them further for vibrancy, clarity, and presence using Adobe Lightroom 6 software. And for videographers, the Air shoots stunning HDR 4K videos that have to be seen to be believed. It also really helps a lot that this drone is amazingly easy to fly, even for a 73yr old non-pilot like me!
Thanks to everyone here for your very kind comment... (
The article I read simply stated 4K and stills. It did though convince me it was quite user friendly, and described many of its flying attributes. Thank you for the additional information!
Drones and photographers are a new age marriage which seem to have a bright future .. your Shot certainly proves that .., taken back in 2018 .., is the honeymoon over .., or do you have more shots to share .., I for one really liked your shot ..., and now hunger for more ...
The download is Super...well done.