If you read yesterday’s caption to go along with the image of Castle Rock (captured back in February 2017), it wouldn’t surprise you that I made a beeline for this place when clouds formed a little after 1pm. I hadn’t shot a single frame at Castle Rock and had only just came to that realization. At the same time, I had been rethinking my approach to aerial images.
With that in mind, I arrived at Castle Rock only to find the clouds less impressive than I had hoped. I had brought my camera as well as the drone but opted for the latter and took my time flying it to the ocean facing side of the rock formation. From there, I slowly descended until I was maybe 10 feet above the sea (the altimeter was reading the drone as -20 feet based on launching from the path at Castle Rock).
Suddenly, I had found a completely new vantage point for this location from just above the waves at Castle Rock. I waited and timed the shot for this moment when a small wave broke over the rocky shore under the water. The final image looks like it could have been captured from a boat though I’m willing to bet no one with a boat would ever get this close to the rocks. You can just make out a person atop the rock formation to add a sense of scale to the final image.
I’m curious what you think of this style of aerial imagery.