Monthly Archives: August 2013

Last Light

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We launched the hexacopter on Deer Lake this evening and caught this shot just before the sun dipped behind the trees.

More UPM Blandin (from above)

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The Mississippi, mill, and magic light. English majors, please note the alliteration.

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In my imagination, the stacks of wood I helped put up as a kid were about this size. To give you a sense of the scale, each of those logs is eight feet long.

Shoot for Visit Grand Rapids

Last night, we set out onto Lake Pokegama to work on a cover shot for the upcoming visitor’s guide. Here are a few outtakes. Thanks to Camp Mishawaka for the use of their boats and to our willing models, Michael and Kate.

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Michael and Kate head west to take position.

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Is it just me, or does the hexacopter look nervous?

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With the pontoon boat as its launch and landing pad, the hexacopter took flight over Drumbeater Island. Some curious onlookers pulled up in their boat and said it was the biggest dragonfly they’d every seen. Jokers!

Stay tuned for the aerials . . .

Aerial Photography of UPM Blandin

We had a perfect morning for aerial shots of UPM Blandin and its setting on the mighty Mississippi.

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Crystal Lake Pier

I’m excited about capturing more low-altitude aerial shots. For this image captured just before sunset, the hexacopter was hovering about 40 feet overhead.

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Lake Bemidji State Park

The stuff of which summer is made . . .

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