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.”

El Paso Mountains…

So, I’d parked my Jeep along this trail in the El Paso Mountains, and I decided to try to capture the vista, with the Rand Mountains to the south-west.

I was satisfied with the results, but what struck me after viewing this video on my computer, is the trail in the distance that seems to disappear into the Rand Mountains.

 

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.   

The Cajon Pass, At Sunset…

Many people traverse the 15 freeway, on their way to and from the high desert, or to Las Vegas.  I wonder if they ever give a thought to the world that lies beyond the concrete ribbon that runs through the desert.

I use my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) and my Jeep to explore that world.
The image below was taken in November, 2017, near Hwy 138.  Railroad tracks, used by freight trains, can be seen in the background.  Vehicles can be seen on the 15 freeway in the distance.

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Image by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “aerialdrone.”)  All rights reserved.  1/500th sec. @ f 2.8.  ISO 100.

Mojave Expanse…

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Photo:  All rights reserved.

Of all the photos that I’ve taken with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4), this is one of my favorites.  I shot this in October, 2016 at an area in the Mojave Desert that is known as Robber’s Roost.  According to legend, infamous bandit Tiburcio and his gang camped here, while “casing” the nearby Freeman stage coach stop.

By the way; this photo is for sale; go to https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/3-scott-schwartz.html, if interested.

Calico Mountains, as art…

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So, here I’ve used my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) to capture this rock formation in California’s Calico Mountains.  As a photographer, here are the settings that I used:  1/500/sec. @ f 2.8.  ISO 100.

I converted the image to black and white after the fact, using the simple Microsoft editing program that came with Windows 10.