Monday, February 5, 2018

New Camera For Skunk Bay Weather

This past year I have been watching “responsible” drone photography and have been very impressed.  It really does open a whole new visual perspective to our environment.  I decided to give it a try.  

Yesterday the weather wasn’t perfect, but I grabbed some video that shows the potential for this new camera.  The technology in this device is amazing.  I still have a LOT to learn.

FAA rules require that drones stay under 400 feet.  This video tops out at 375 feet.  With this new potential, I am looking forward to some incredible sunrises and sunsets with a lot more detail than I have been able to provide up to now.


  1. Greg I really love your site and visit it several times a day. The drone idea is great and if you fly it towards Whidbey it would be greater as well. Don't know the range you have so don't get it lost. I live at the north end or rather the west end of Mutiny Bay.

    Love the live cam as well. As a photographer the only thing I would change with it would be the tree that blocks a lot of the view. But that's probably just me and I don't own your site and equipment so I am not suggesting you change it, especially to suit me.

    Just wanted to say that I absolutely love your site and that it's jammed packed with everything that I like.

    I am semi-retired but if you get over to Whidbey and have some time swing into the NAPA store in Freeland and perhaps we can chat.

    I tour sites from all over the world and frankly yours is the best, which is why I and a lot of my friends that like to keep track of how I live use it so frequently.


    1. Thank you for the kind words Del. Uhmmm... Don't expect to see my drone anytime soon in Mutiny Bay.... I'm still trying to get the courage to go out and inspect my buoy with it.. :) Water and drones don't mix too well.... The tree is a native Madrone that is protected. However, it is slowly failing due to the blight that has hit many of the Puget Sound Madrones, plus it almost went over in the November 17, 2015 storm. It has some serious root damage and sways in the wind now. So, between disease and root damage I think Mother Nature will take care of the blocked view issue. Actually, I will be sad to see it go. I love the colors against the water... But I also like an open view. It will take care of itself. Thanks again for the kind words.