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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by DavidBorg, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. DavidBorg

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    Post your 2015 fireworks photos/videos here.
     
  2. snerd

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    Went down earlier this afternoon and talked to the fireworks director and a festival official. Had a nice spot picked out for launching and getting some aerial footage of the display. BIG thunderstorms moved in, K index went from 5 to 6, so I just stayed home. Maybe next year.
     
  3. DavidBorg

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    Encoding mine now. I really f*cked up and went way too far south than I should have. I was aiming for a more "out of the city" area being people seem to get really freaked out by the quadcopters.

    After this evening, I decided I'm going to stock up on about a case or two of smoke bombs for a few video ideas I've got.

    I'm also going to chase parachutes tomorrow for some training. I'm still sloppy with flying. Thought this might be a fun way to track objects moving faster than normal.
     
  4. Vtecturtle

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    Couple from tonight's action in Jersey. Rain held out. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436070196.232219.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436070340.926729.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436070381.480250.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436070400.231748.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436070538.093419.jpg
     
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  5. Spektrum 514

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    Fireworks over the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Video to follow soon. There were three other drones flying around the fireworks. I was flying the P3P all through FPV. The only person at risk during my shoot was me. I was flying over the 2500ft wide river. If a malfunction would have occurred I would be the one in harms way after I tell my wife how much money I just let sink to the bottom of river.

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  6. 2nd2non

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    Main fireworks in St. Louis at forest park this year instead of riverfront/arch. A couple other drones enticed me to join in although several news choppers were orbiting the fireworks lower than 400ft so had to keep in a corner . These were some stills. Most of the footage was video in Log so will have to color grade later.

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  7. 2nd2non

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    Wow - you were close! No news helicopters nearby?
     
  8. snerd

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    And there were no collisions?! Raining death and destruction upon the poor innocents on the ground?! It's a miracle I tell ya!!!
     
  9. Steve Moore

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    First "shot" at a shoot.
    It was a bit strange not firing this year. But flying was a bit nerve wracking!

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    All great shots, New Orleans is a real standout for me as the water and the buildings make for a great backdrop. Are you guys flying purely on the FPV for these or are the lights bright enough on the Phantom?
     
  12. Steve Moore

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    A few more that didnt fit in the first post..
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  13. SpoonDronetography

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    Here is all I was able to get, it's nothing fancy. It was quite breezy so the few photos I took didn't turn out as well I had hoped. I was pleased with the video though!



    Check out my other videos too while you're there. I have been adding some recently and hope to add more soon.
     
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  14. Elfman12

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    First big flight with my new P3P (retiring the P2+GP4), so I was keen to stay back a bit and over empty field areas. The craft preformed superbly, rock solid and faster than my P2 rig. I didn't want to get close enough to be a distraction to viewers or, worse, have some paranoid official halt the show or some other action. I was there to document, not become part of the story, haha. Shot auto, Log and neon white balance.
     
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    I shot this from Downtown Austin Texas with my P3P. I counted 8 other drones flying around there.
     
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    Video - Fireworks over the Mississippi River in New Orleans. I am pleased with the footage I got.

     
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  18. Steve Moore

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    Finally got this dang thing to post. Just some raw footage of the finale. Battery was critically low just before the finale started, so I pulled her down and climbed like mad. Most of this is from 300 to 950 feet. I had no idea I was that high till I looked at the log. My launch site was only 20 feet from the finale trailer, so he entire thing was up close and personal. You might catch the sprinkling of a shell that was above me.. by about 400 feet.