It’s one of the biggest moments of your drone career. That moment you first fly a drone over water.
The first few time’s you were cautious, they don’t count. This time you’re at maximum altitude and pushing the stick forward and away from you. Your palms are getting sweaty and you’re asking yourself when is the point at which you should consider bringing the drone back in.
Well I’m here to tell you, not yet. You are almost always guaranteed to get some of your best images or footage at these moments. If photography is all about capturing new perspectives, then this is it. You’re about to capture a view no one has likely seen, unless they happen to own a helicopter.
Keep pushing the controls forward and away from you. Ignore the desire to bring the drone back to dry land. Here are some of my favourite examples of when I took my own advice.
Fly a Drone Over Water
River run off water in the early morning sun high above a beach in the South of the United Kingdom.
Look closely, how many surfers can you count?
Personally I love the vertical lines of this shot. Something hypnotic about the waves crashing in as I captured this shot.
Finding an empty beach is hard, you need to be up really early. So early the tide is on your heels.
Croyde Bay, in Cornwall (United Kingdom)
The rocks and beach here are striking, which means you’ll get some great results.
As the weather picks up so should your passion. It’s these moments when you capture some of your favourite shots because you know you pushed yourself.
Sailing into the Isle of Wight (United Kingdom). I struggled with high winds this day, totally worth it.
Fly a drone over water. That includes reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.
The rushing water was audible, it only added to the excitement of the shot.
Reservoirs at dawn, even on a cloudy day!
Inspiration to Fly a Drone over Water
There you have it, I have given you 8 amazing reasons why you should embrace the fear and fly a drone over water.
The initial fear will be replaced by excitement as you realise you’re capturing something new, that only you have seen… Until you post it on Instagram!
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