An alien world…

…is what I think of at times, when I’m in the desert.  Perhaps this is just the perspective of someone who grew up on the east coast.

But, the barren landscape of the desert is a big part of its allure, to me.  Some of the images that I’ve captured with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) add to the alien world-like feel to the desert, such as the image below:

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1/2000th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  DJI Phantom 4.

Mule Canyon.  November, 2017.

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Drone Image: Koehn Dry Lake Bed…

…can be seen in the upper-right-hand side of this image.  I took this photo during my recent visit to the El Paso Mountains.

The white sheen of the lake bed is not an illusion; it is the result of salt deposits, which have been mined there since 1911.

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This image was taken with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4.)  Exposure:  1/1250th sec. @ f/2.8.  All rights reserved.  Scott Schwartz, a.k.a. “Aerialdrone.”

Drone Photo: Cajon Pass…

Here is another image from the Cajon Pass, that I shot in February, 2017.  The drone was oriented toward the north, and the image was converted to black-and-white during post editing.

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DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) 1/640th sec.  @ f/2.8.  Photo by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “Aerialdrone.”)  All rights reserved.   

Drone Video: Mojave Desert…

The El Paso Mountains are one of my favorite places; the vast expanses, the rock formations that resemble the grand canyon…

At any rate, this video, which I shot during my visit to the El Paso Mountains a few days ago, captures some of the “expanse.”

My DJI Phantom 4 may have been in “Sport” mode at the time, which enables it to fly faster.  The truth is that I don’t remember.  I rarely fly in “Sport” mode, because Sport mode disables the obstacle avoidance function.