I was finishing up an aerial photography shoot at an amazing upcoming Barton Creek neighborhood in Austin and I had some battery power left so I decided to shoot a panoramic. The wind was gusty and strong but I still managed to get some decent images to stitch together. Assembling them together was a little tricky because the wind was shaking the helicopter all over the place and the sun was not directly overhead so you can see the difference in light with the 180 degree turn I did.
Shooting Amarra Drive has taken quite a bit of time, but it has been a great project. I have learned a lot about lighting and the best time of day to shoot. Unlike regular photography, aerial photography for real estate seems to be best with bright, unclouded light with the sun close to directly overhead or slightly behind.
An area developer wanted to know what the view of the lake would be like if they built a really tall building - a perfect job for DroneAbove! I studied a map for awhile to understand the landmarks, loaded up a battery into the helicopter, and then took off. When I got done taking all the aerial photos I needed, I loaded everything up and headed home. I picked out my favorite pictures and sent them to the client and then I decided to see if I could get a decent panoramic image from the series of pictures I took. This is was my first attempt using images I did not specifically take for this purpose and I think they turned out pretty good despite the bend in the horizon. This was taken from 89 Rainey Street in Austin TX.
This morning I took my son with me to fly the drone and get some cool aerial photographs of a Barton Creek subdivision. He really likes to watch it fly around above the trees. These lots have amazing views but they are hidden because the lots are heavily wooded - perfect for aerial photography!