Todays #fotofriday #fotofriday is from our trip to England 🏴 last May. As a child I used to ride my bicycle 🚴 from our home then Carterton, Oxon near RAF Brize Norton where dad worked in Air ✈️ Traffic, to the Uffington White Horse 🐎 hill. The rolling green hills are so beautiful. The horse can only just be seen at the top edge of this photo. I hope everyone enjoys this extended weekend on both sides of the pond 😎
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Drone shot of the Kauffman center for the performing against the Kansas City skyline.
I took this photo with my DJI Mavic Air 2 drone on our way home after church one warm Sunday afternoon.
As with all the drone photos I take, I use 3 shot auto exposure bracketing (AEB) which is how some high dynamic range (HDR) photos are produced.
HDR photos seem to show better contrast a little more like how the human eye sees.
I only started to take drone photography seriously last April 1st when I passed the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAVS) pilot license.
I could have, as many do, fly my drone without being licensed, but to become a professional at any craft being safe is first and foremost, as is learning to fly and learning to adapt my existing photography skills to an aerial camera system.
So far, I have a few hundred HDR drone photos in my collection that I will in due course share on this blog.
Below is a short summary in video form of what led me to fly drones. In short, I was inspired by my father, Neville, a veteran air traffic controller (ATC) who served in the British Royal Air Force (RAF).
Sisters and Brothers
After posting yesterday for the first time in a very long time, I wanted to say how grateful I am to the sisters and brothers who clicked ‘like’ on my post or chose to follow my blog. Thank you!
This morning I was working in an area of our facility that that caused me to sit in a workspace that was equipped with electro static discharge (ESS) mat and wrist strap. I do not yet have one at my inspection work station in receiving, so I went elsewhere to find one.
As I was nearing the completion of the printed circuit board (PCB) inspection, I got chatting to my coworker and asked about how she got the job and she mentioned that her sisters and brothers helped her get the job here.
For many years now I have been referring to people as sister and brother wether the people was my blood family or not because we are all family on this planet wether we like to believe or not.
Anyway back to my coworker, she said that in her culture from Laos, the family extends beyond those in your blood family.
I commented that I had worked with people from Japan in my youth while living in England and back then at least I sensed there was more a culture of “we, us, our” but when I arrived in the USA it was more “I, me, my”. Europe I found a bit of both. Anyway I’m grateful to have experienced both ends of the spectrum but always remain optimistic that our planet and all living upon it will eventually recognize our interdependence.
Todays post feels rushed but I’m glad I said something, that will be two consecutive days of sharing, who knows, it might become a habit 😎
Say something won’t you
I’ve been silent for so long, it’s about time I said something or shared something.
I take photos and videos throughout my day at work and on my way to and from work. Sometime they are just screen shots of something I want to remember for later. So I create a lot of digital media every day.
At one time in my life, many years ago, in the infancy of social media, I used to share multiple times each day . At that time is seemed fun to share every detail of my daily life. Nowadays however I’m the other way around and share very little.
So why am I sharing this post today in particular? I just felt like it was time to share and speak up as to say.
After all, writing a blog post and including a few bits of media can be therapeutic, at least it is for me.
Sometimes we cannot see why we find ourselves in a kind of rut, but I suppose that’s life.
It’s pretty cool, that I’m talking now, and I can see the cursor moving along and it is recording my voice.
Things have come a long way, since we have a pen and paper, then computer, and now we can talk to our not-so-smart telephones which we hold in the palm of my hand and we can talk and then see the screen change with the words we are speaking.