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Thomas Stellwag

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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 15:34:30 »
great series, the straight down views remembers me a bit at Yann Arthus-Bertrand...at least you are on the way
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 15:56:08 »
This aerial shots have an special attraction. I too like better, buy not only, the ones looking straight down but it may be because there no many options to take them any other way. The ability to shot virtually anything from the top is amazing.

   I like your superhero selfie  ;D

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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 10:28:18 »
Simone, you are making excellent use of your drone!
Really impressive images!
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2018, 14:43:39 »
Thank you again Thomas, Paco and Jakov.

great series, the straight down views remembers me a bit at Yann Arthus-Bertrand...at least you are on the way

Many years I got one of his books as a present - it was still in the film days - and it made me dream I could take images like him.
I thought I would never be able to go to those places and put my camera in a similar position (in the air).
Fast forward 15-20 years, and I am still unable to visit all the remote places he went to (for some places it is mainly due to time restraints, not economical resources), but I an now able to put a camera in the air much more easily and cheaply... although still without the full range of focal lengths.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 23:23:47 »
Time to resurrect this post with a few more from the hills near home.

Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill early morning in the white Peak District, a few weeks ago.

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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 23:32:15 »
This one too, same place.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2019, 04:12:17 »
Another most delightful set of images Simone.

How do you frame and compose your aerial shots? 

For example does your drone have a video link that enables you to "see" what the camera on the drone is seeing or do you have to do your best as a pilot to line up what you think from the ground should look OK?

TIA.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:26 »
Another most delightful set of images Simone.

How do you frame and compose your aerial shots? 

For example does your drone have a video link that enables you to "see" what the camera on the drone is seeing or do you have to do your best as a pilot to line up what you think from the ground should look OK?

TIA.

Hi Hugh,

What the camera sees is relayed to me via video link.
The drone has a remote to which is physically attached a smartphone.
Thanks for the comment.
Simone Tomasi

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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2019, 10:02:33 »
Lovely photos, Simone.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2019, 09:59:53 »
Lovely photos, Simone.

Thank you, Anthony.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2019, 12:22:37 »
The last one looks amazing!  Love the perspective and the atmosphere.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2019, 08:52:09 »
The last one looks amazing!  Love the perspective and the atmosphere.

Thank you Akira, that one took some post-processing, the original image was very low contrast due to the strong haze and back-light.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2019, 09:47:31 »
Thank you Akira, that one took some post-processing, the original image was very low contrast due to the strong haze and back-light.

Simone, thank you for the disclosure.  I detected some halo, but I wasn't really perfectly sure whether it is the backlit mist or the halo caused by the post process.  I like the atmosphere anyway.
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Re: English hills from the air
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2019, 10:28:14 »
Simone, thank you for the disclosure.  I detected some halo, but I wasn't really perfectly whether it is the backlit mist or the halo caused by the post process.  I like the atmosphere anyway.

The halo is  in part due to post-processing, but in part it is a real feature.
There was moisture rising from the frosty hillside being warmed up by the first rays of sunshine.
Simone Tomasi