Equipment: DJI Phantom 4. Photo by Scott Schwartz.
This image was taken as my DJI Phantom 4 was hovering over an area in the El Paso Mountains. The trail shown in the photo seems to disappear into the hills at the upper right. In truth, the trail runs through an area that is known as Iron Canyon.
Iron Canyon was once home to outlaws and bandits, who hid in its various gullies and nooks.
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 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.
Using my DJI Phantom 4, I shot this photo over the south eastern El Paso Mountains.
I took this photograph in May, 2017. El Paso Mountains, looking westward.
El Paso Mountain Range, near Burro-Schmidt Tunnel. January, 2018.
Filmed using my DJI Phantom 4, as it was flying over the El Paso Mountains. Yes, you can see the rotor blades spinning in the corners, but I think that video is actually enhanced by this.
This was taken over the El Paso Mountains. The structures are the old “complex” of cabins that belonged to the late Tonie Evelyn Seger, and William “Burro” Schmidt. Looking past the cabins, some parked vehicles can be seen. The vehicles are parked at the entrance to Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel, which is a popular attraction for off-road “tourists.”
For more information about Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel, and Tonie Evelyn Seger, go to:
I had to make a correction: This is from the El Paso Mountains, looking south east, not north east. DJI Phantom 4. January, 2018.
1/1000th sec. f/2.8.