Tag Archives: aerial

Soaring over Kitesurfing Country

Up at the tippy-top of Madagascar sits the world’s second-largest natural bay,  The main city there, commonly known by its former name, Diego Suarez, is called Antsiranana since 1975, and the area served as the entry point for the Battle of … Continue reading

Posted in Madagascar | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DJI Mavic Pro: First Flight! (Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Finally, it has arrived! Back in mid-October, I heard that DJI, the company that manufactured the first drone I owned, was releasing a small, foldable drone with an integrated camera.  In other words, one that would allow me to carry … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Gear, Madagascar | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Madagascar: Visiting the Tsingy de Bemaraha (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my previous post, where I described out trip from Antananarivo to Morondava, and then north across two rivers and to the “petit tsingy” and a boat ride through the Manamobolo Gorge and the caves … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Madagascar, Wildlife and Nature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Madagascar’s Majestic Baobabs

I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog – we have been hard at work on some crowdfunding initiatives, and in between, I have been editing some of the video footage I shot on our trip to Madagascar’s west coast. … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Madagascar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travels in Madagascar: in and around Ampefy

Ampefy is a little town about 100km west of Antananarivo, in a landscape dominated by volcanic landforms – many of the surrounding hills have the telltale conical shape of dormant volcanoes.  There are a few hotels in town, but we … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Madagascar | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Flying Solo over the Shenandoah

When I first saw footage taken on DJI’s new consumer drone, my response was, “MUST HAVE.” I’m now on my second camera drone, the 3D Robotics Solo, and I’m still in search of the elusive magical footage – soaring over … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3DR Solo: Droning in the Snow

I love these camera-toting quadcopters.  Partly because it’s just fun to fly stuff around (yes, I’m still about 12 at heart) but mostly because of the new opportunities they offer for photography and videography.  After seeing the first few videos … Continue reading

Posted in Aerial photography/videography, Gear | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Life Goes on in Kathmandu (part 2)

Last week, I shared some of my photos and experiences from my two-week trip to Kathmandu, which was mostly just hard work post-earthquake, but I did get one day off toward the end of my time there and spent it … Continue reading

Posted in Nepal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life Goes On in Kathmandu (part 1)

I wish my visit to Nepal had been under different circumstances. I arrived late on April 27 – after hours on the tarmac in New Delhi, waiting for a parking berth to be on the forecast so the plane could … Continue reading

Posted in Nepal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

This is one more / the last post from our recent trip to Australia.  Over a two-week period, we were fortunate to be able to pass through (though without actually seeing much of it) Sydney, and this was followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Katherine: Hiking the Gorge

When planning our recent trip to Australia, we wanted to include a few days exploring the country’s amazing “outback.”  Confronted with endless options, we decided on the Northern Territory, but rather than the usual Uluru/Alice Springs outing, we opted for … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dispatch from Sierra Leone: River Number Two Beach – Part 2

Just sharing a couple of short videos we did at “River Number Two” Beach south of Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Overcast day at the beach, what better activity than to fly a quadcopter with GoPro around the beach?  We took a … Continue reading

Posted in Sierra Leone | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Swimathon: Bird’s Eye View

Last week I took part in a “Swimathon” in Goa, on the eastern coast of southern India.  Participants were to swim either 2 km, 1 km, or 250 meters in the calm sea.  It was a great set of races, … Continue reading

Posted in Gear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Namibia: Helicopter Safari

Everyone who visits Namibia wants to go on a safari – there are game parks and private farms all over Namibia that will drive you through the bush on a 4×4 outfitted with bench seats so you can “ooh” and … Continue reading

Posted in Namibia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Video: Sossusvlei and Namib Desert from the air

I had an amazing trip to the Namib Desert recently.  The oldest desert in the world, the Namib is where the Tsauchab river ends, seeping into the ground amid towering ochre dunes.  A few gnarled, dried camelthorn trees stand on … Continue reading

Posted in Namibia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment