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Drone photography of winding roads and a bridge!

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! 🙂

All the pictures are shot with my DJI Mavic Pro drone which is awesome for this kind of photography. If you want to use my photos, read my Terms of use.

The bridge

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.

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Lake Bandak shot with my DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Lake Bandak shot with my DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Nice hairpin curve.

Nice hairpin curve.

Snake road.

Snake road.

Hey its my car!

Hey, it is my car!

Drone shot of the beautiful lake Bandak, the end of the Telemark Channel.

Drone shot of the beautiful lake Bandak, the end of the Telemark Channel.

Curved road section.

Curved road section.

As high as I could go with the drone.

As high as I could go with the drone.

View towards Dalen.

View towards Dalen.

A slightly unfocused picture...

A slightly unfocused picture…

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Top view of the nice bridge with a river underneath.

Top view of the nice bridge with a river underneath.

Same place, another angle.

Same place, another angle.

Bye, bye from me on the bridge.

Bye, bye from me on the bridge.

This next article,  has the next bunch of pictures from this trip, from a high cliff, a tall waterfall, and a famous powerplant.

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