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“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.

Let’s write a good one…”

For Christmas, I bought my boyfriend a GoPro Camera (Hero 3!) – by yesterday afternoon, he had the DJI Phantom Quadcopter arriving on the doorstep to fly it! For those who aren’t into the techy side of Photography, or those who simply don’t have a clue what these things are (because I didn’t!) – the GoPro is a sports camera which we are hoping to use in particular for Dashboard recordings on road trips e.t.c.

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A Quadcopter is a copter lifted and propelled with four rotors – and the one that my boyfriend bought holds a GoPro nicely underneath it for aerial footage. For both of us, this is a huge step into a different kind of photography and an altogether more expensive hobby than buying lens’s and accessories for our D-SLR Cameras.

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But it’s worth it. This afternoon he sent the Quadcopter up over the house to capture some footage and test the waters a little, this was after much pondering yesterday on how to get the thing working. The recording captured though, was amazing. It reminded me of a helicopter flight earlier this year, but without the scary heights bit.

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For decades, we as human beings have lived firmly at ground level. Yes we fly to exotic countries, for work or for a hobby or two (good luck to those who can afford it!) But we aren’t curious to see what the world looks like from above, or rather, not enough of us are.

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I’m fascinated with the views that the Quadcopter has to show and the things that it unearths which are usually hidden at ground level by buildings, trees and other structures. The stills pulled from todays footage show just a little of what’s around us. The most profound thing I felt whilst looking at the images captured was how close we live to other people, without really realizing it.

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Perhaps the Quadcopter and GoPro set up will provide a slightly more interesting and unique angle to the 365 Challenge in 2014 – maybe we’ll see a little more from above this year. Let’s hope so…

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“Isn’t it ironic that the season of death and decay can be so vibrant..”

The wind has picked up, the sun is bright and the temperature has dropped – it’s finally Autumn. I love this season, and I can’t wait to get out with the camera in the coming weeks to capture all the changes. The leaves are just beautiful right now and after a week of mist, no sunshine and rain it’s sweet relief to have a blue sky and a crisp breeze!

1JustĀ  a tiny bit more patience is needed in order to get through a couple of essays for the new uni year, and a bit more work before a much needed week off! Standby for more photography shortly…

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