Aerial photography discussion and brag thread

Maj Millard

Well-Known Member
#21
Wow, now thats a great shot greg !

Farri, That shot of the pyramid isn't too bad, you can even see cairns in the distance.................................................................................Maj...:cool:
 
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davidh10

Guest
#22
As some of you probably already know, I have been taking still shots from my aircraft for over a year now. While all my public photos and calendars are viewable using the Redbubble link in my signature, here's a link that picks only the photos tagged as:-
More recently, I've been taking some video and posting some clips on YouTube (again via the link in my signature).

Justin; I cannot help but notice the clarity of your photos. Very nice indeed. What is your secret to removing the haze that invariably affects aerial photos to some degree? I use DXO Optics Pro to post-process mine and have developed some settings that minimise the effect of haze, but it is subject to introducing some other impairments under certain lighting and scene situations.
 

farri

Well-Known Member
#23
Greg, that`s excellent.

When I was working on a prawn trawler called, " Judy B ", We went up the Norman river, from Kuramba to Normanton, to unload a catch of prawns.

It`s just amazing how many bends there are in the Norman river!

Frank.
 

Tomo

"Young Enthusiast"
#25
My neighbourhood




Climbing out from Toowoomba (Qld)



Local Grassdale feedlot


Narromine


Over flying Townsville


 
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davidh10

Guest
#27
Lovely Tomo;

I never tire of looking at the farm field patterns. We get some that vaguely resemble "crop circles", for reasons I often cannot fathom.
 

shags_j

Well-Known Member
#29
Any thoughts on a good aerial photography rig (RC linked to outside of aircraft???)
I know about the go pro but was wondering if there was something the professional aerial photographers used.


BTW Tommo, That pic of the field patterns is just fantastic.
 

Tomo

"Young Enthusiast"
#30
Thanks for the compliments guys! Appreciated :smile: I use Sony cameras... they haven't been edited at all other than down sized.

We get some that vaguely resemble "crop circles", for reasons I often cannot fathom.
The circle crops are because of a centre pivot irrigation system (basically a big sprinkler that is fixed in the middle and drives around in a circle).

When I get the chance I'll find some more photos of them which should show more detail.
 
#31
Justin; I cannot help but notice the clarity of your photos. Very nice indeed. What is your secret to removing the haze that invariably affects aerial photos to some degree? I use DXO Optics Pro to post-process mine and have developed some settings that minimise the effect of haze, but it is subject to introducing some other impairments under certain lighting and scene situations.
Thanks for the compliment !

Haze is difficult to deal with. My camera is a Nikon D7000.
I try to keep the focal length low to reduce the amount of air between myself and the subject. This of course means using a wide angle lens and getting close (100-400') to the subject. It's important to get a fast focusing camera and lens setup. Also important is keeping the shutter speed high, the ISO low, and the white balance accurate. Some days are simple clearer than others.

I use Adobe Lightroom 3 for the little bit of post processing I do.

My brother took this photo with my older Sony Alpha a100:

 
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davidh10

Guest
#32
Thanks for the compliments guys! Appreciated :smile: I use Sony cameras... they haven't been edited at all other than down sized.



The circle crops are because of a centre pivot irrigation system (basically a big sprinkler that is fixed in the middle and drives around in a circle).

When I get the chance I'll find some more photos of them which should show more detail.
Thanks Tomo. The circular irrigators are quite obvious and actually make good landmarks for navigation, but what I was referring to was something like this.
 

Gnarly Gnu

Well-Known Member
#34
Thanks folks, these photos are nice. Can't open the window in a Jabiru for a clear shot, at least not in a way that the owner wouldn't notice later! :no no no:
 

Tomo

"Young Enthusiast"
#35
Thanks folks, these photos are nice. Can't open the window in a Jabiru for a clear shot, at least not in a way that the owner wouldn't notice later! :no no no:
Just clean the window up nicely, all the photos above of mine are taken inside an aircraft, except the Feedlot one which was from a Drifter. The top three from a J120; Drifter; J120, and the last two from a Cessna
 

skeptic36

Well-Known Member
#37
Thanks Tomo. The circular irrigators are quite obvious and actually make good landmarks for navigation, but what I was referring to was something like this.
Hi David,
I think you'll find the lines in the canola crops are irrigation channels, they follow the contours to keep them level.
Not sure if they are the type to shift water from point a to point b or the type that flood irrigate the paddocks they pass through.
Regards Bill
 

farri

Well-Known Member
#38
This property is just north of Cardwell. I took the shot with my Olympus 790 SW, from the Drifter, not long after cyclone Yasi hit the coast.

House with moat. (Small) (2).jpg

Frank.
 

farri

Well-Known Member
#39
Can anyone point me to the instructions on how to upload piccies, I keep getting an error message, "file to big"?? they are only about 500K. Thanks in advance.
Photos need to be no biger than 150 kb.....Do you have a resizing tool on your computer.

Frank.
 
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