Successful drone photography trip to the forest.
I charged my drone, emptied my memory card, filled my water bottle and took a bicycle ride to the huge forest north of the capital – Bærumsmarka.
The ride took me from Fossum, past Østernvann, past Åbortjernet, and to Triungsvann. On the way, I stopped at several locations and launched up my Mavic Pro. I experienced some close calls during the trip.
On a narrow road, almost a path, branched from the main road in the dense forest I had my flying camera high above me taking pictures. A few bicyclists and a runner hurried past me without looking. Suddenly a woman stopped just a few meters behind me and stood there for a while. I told her it was safe to pass, in case she was afraid of the drone. She told me she was waiting for a bunch of youths running a race through the woods.
Wow… I thought I was alone in this remote location! I realized I yet hadn’t thought myself to land the drone in my hand so I had to land the drone back on the road… before the runners came by. I quickly pulled the left joystick down and I managed to land and pack my backpack just in time to see the lead runner around the corner.
I have to learn how to launch and land the drone from my hands!
The ammo bunker
I took another detour from the road and found a concrete door in a small hill. It was an ammunition bunker. I remembered this place from when I was little and I stopped by to see if it was still there. I thought I would find an abandoned place, but instead, I found a live site with camera surveillance.
I have no idea what was inside, and I didn’t go very close to the door. Very remote… very strange.
Next stop… Triungsvann.
The sacred water
Triungsvann is a nature reserve. It is an absolutely beautiful and pristine area with wilderness. I stepped off my bike and walked into the forest, just to get closer to the beautiful water. A thin layer of fog hovered just above the surface.
Since the area is a nature reserve it means that it is illegal to fly drones here. It can disturb wildlife. I respected that of course and didn’t launch the drone inside the borders of the reserve. I took a few pictures above a curved horseshoe road which was just on the outside of the border.
On my way back I stopped at Åbortjern and flew a bit over the treetops taking straight down shots. A passing bicyclist asked me if I was ok. Maybe I looked a bit strange standing in the road looking down at the controller the helmet on my head and my bike on the ground.
I also managed to hit a branch while launching the drone the second time…. ALWAYS check what’s above the drone when taking off in the dense forest. 😉 Nobody saw that… puh. Time to go home.