A long detour home resulted in some cool drone photos of winding roads!
I recently visited some friends in a part of Norway I hadn’t been before. It was a 4-hour drive from my hometown. On the way, I had to drive past a small town called Dalen in Telemark. The town is in a valley next to a big lake called Bandak.
The steep and curvy road took me down from the mountains on one side and up in a similar fashion with a winding road with lots of hairpin curves on the other side.
They are perfect for drone photography!!
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I love looking at drone pictures people take with curvy roads, so I had to try it myself. I learned a couple of things…
Things I learned
First, it is smart to start off as high as possible on the top section of the roads. When I launched the drone from a lower place I simply couldn’t get the right hight to capture the nice shapes. I had to keep under the 120 m from the ground to comply with the Norwegian drone rules.
Secondly, it was a bit time consuming to stand on a road where lots of cars drove past all the time. I had to wait a fair share of time to be able to launch the drone with no one around.
It was also difficult to capture the perfect shot here, but I tried my best. Next time a find a road section like this I will definitely try again.
What do you think about the results? Do you like straight down pictures or with the camera angled forwards? Please leave a comment below, and thanks for sharing my post! 🙂
I also found a nice, but ordinary looking, bridge elsewhere on the road trip. The last three pictures below the social sharing buttons (which I assume you will click on and use) is from that bridge.
I just loved the river with the flowing water and the bare rocks. I suppose it is more water here usually, but because of a very long, warm and dry summer in Norway 2018 rivers like this run out of water.
This next article, has the next bunch of pictures from this trip, from a high cliff, a tall waterfall, and a famous powerplant.