I consider my drone to be just another took in my artistic arsenal.
This was taken after one of the rainy winters in Southern California. My DJI Phantom 4 was hovering, with the camera pointed straight down.
Location: Cajon Pass, near Cleghorn Rd.
Photo by Scott Schwartz. All rights reserved.
This is a place that is called “The Narrows.” It is located in California’s Mojave Desert.
The trail was a little too rough for me to continue driving along in my Jeep, so I used my DJI Phantom 4 scout ahead for me.
This is Benson Camp, which is an abandoned mining camp in the El Paso Mountains. Mojave Desert. DJI Phantom 4 image.
This is the remnants of an old airstrip, in the El Paso Mountain Range. The El Paso’s are located in the Mojave Desert.
Local legend had it that famous test-pilot Chuck Yeager used to land here, when he was stationed at Edwards AFB, in order to go hunting.
Today, the old strip is the domain of off-roaders.
This is a Hubsan H-107C. It is a very difficult drone to fly, because it has virtually NO automatic stabilization firmware.
Yet, I am VERY good at flying this little machine, because I fly it almost every day in order to keep my skills sharp. And, at a replacement cost of approximately $45, the H-107C is expendable if a mishap occurs. Plus, it is fun to fly!
One of the off-road trails in this historic mining district.
Using my DJI Phantom 4, I shot this photo over the south eastern El Paso Mountains.
I filmed this on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with my DJI Phantom 4.