I wanted to paint the scene for you, when this photo was taken because parts of it are a little humorous. The plan for the outing was there were a couple of motion sequences I needed for a video project. Basically, I was looking for golden hour light with some low and fast passes along the surf and a pull up and away to reveal the Bayway in the distance, the Mobile Skyline if possible.
I parked at Bayfront and made the walk through the Village Point Park Preserve with the Inspire suitcase in tow. This thing really needs rollers.
I noticed some cars at the event haul near the main park but didn't think much of these until I got to the Village Point pier. A small wedding party was hanging around near the pier, getting their photos taken by a photographer person.
One thing that I know for sure about most women, is that flying robots have no place in their special day. Armed with this life truth, I walked a comfortable distance away from them, in fact I kept going until I could no longer see the white of the Bride's gown.
I made one of the eagle-scout-project benches my home.
Listening to tunes on my iPhone, in a few minutes I was able to get the Inspire deployed within a few minutes and began filming. It was hot, it was sticky, there are creatures biting. Typical southern Alabama coastal moments.
I was able to get a battery of filming done between crowds and passer bys. Eventually, though - the session was cut somewhat short by some curious wildlife.
Normally, I wouldn't take photos of the kids that stop and ask questions about Drones. But these two kids were cracking me up for a number of reasons.
The boy had no reservations whatsoever to get entirely too close to the quad, even when flying. Chasing it, trying to grab it out of the air - all seemed like a great idea in his little mind.
I didn't see their parents around, so I cut my session short.
The moral of this story is, beware of wildlife during your drone adventures. If a wild one gets clipped by a spinning propeller, it would certainly be my fault, parents or none. If you are flying a drone and feel the situation is no longer safe - stop.
There are always more sunsets out there to enjoy. :)