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Palm Beach Pastels…

by on May.30, 2016, under Life, Photography

Took the drone out for a spin over the weekend (actually multiple times :)). In this case I needed to take my eldest daughter out for a driving lesson so she took me up to Palm Beach for sunset.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

FC330 + 20.7 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 153

Palm Beach is northernmost beachside suburb on the northern beaches peninsula of Sydney. It’s located roughly 40km north of the city centre and takes around an hour or so to drive up there.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

On the way up here up there I’d intended on shooting towards sunset over the Pittwater (western) side of the peninsula, however by the time we’d arrived the sun was already dipping over the land on the other side of the Hawkesbury. There were no clouds in the sky so I wasn’t expecting much of a sunset anyway but as luck would have it the sky facing east away from the sun was a rainbow of beautiful pastels.

We were standing next to the beach on the Pittwater side but it’s a clear view over to the ocean side on the west so was easy to send the drone over there to shoot some video and stills looking southward along Palm Beach above.

Pittwater Pastels

Pittwater Pastels

FC330 + 20.7 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 195

I’m really just starting to scratch the surface of the aerial still photographic possibilities of this marvellous DJI Phantom 4.

End of the Road

End of the Road

FC330 + 20.7 mm, 1/8 sec at f/2.8, ISO 355

The end of another beautiful day in Sydney… just time enough to head over to Palm Beach on the ocean side till it got dark and cold and then let my daughter drive us back home.

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