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