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Blithfield Reservoir added to Lakes and Reservoirs in West Midlands by Anonymous on 12/09/2017

My first attempt at videoing a location and editing aerial footage taken with my DJI Mavic Po.

Was fun and challenging to edit 25 minutes of footage down to around 3 minutes in FCPX.

The weather was quite windy on the day, so my concentration was a more geared to getting the Mavic home safely after sending it out 1.2 miles from one end of the reservoir to the other.

Shot in 4k, downscaled to 1080p for this video.

Settings: D-Log with sharpness +1, contrast -1, saturation 0

Used ICARUS LUT Film Contrast 2 and messed around quite a bit with exposure and saturation as being a beginner, and making beginner mistakes whilst filming, I kept adjusting exposure in-flight (schoolboy error).

Music: High Altitude Bliss by Eric Matyas - www.soundimage.org

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Co-ordinates: 52.81285, -1.909003 • what3words: ///undertook.templates.wades

Regulations are constantly changing. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying the same location.

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Haysden Country Park (By SirGunner)

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Co-ordinates: 51.19247, 0.231952 • what3words: ///tens.vase.polite

Corby Bridge (Wetheral Viaduct) (By CSB73)

Corby Bridge was built between 1830 and 1834 and carries the Carlisle to Newcastle railway over the River Eden. It stands about 100ft above the river and also carries a footpath to connect the villages of Wetheral and Corby. You can park beside the road beneath the viaduct itself and follow a public footpath to the riverside. Be mindful of overhanging trees on take off then head out over the river for some great shots.

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Co-ordinates: 54.88453, -2.830126 • what3words: ///atlas.frogs.suits

Castle Rising (By Geoff.C)

Small lay-by outside the site is ideal for launching

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Co-ordinates: 52.79287, 0.469033 • what3words: ///design.ratty.wider

Loyn Bridge (By stevesb)

there is an area just off the bridge where six cars can park, and then walk either way up or down the river to fly

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Co-ordinates: 54.1212, -2.641572 • what3words: ///canal.measure.texts

Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdonia (By Mavic2Pro)

CADW property, but you can take off from the fields across the road. The car park was empty when I visited due to COVID.

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Co-ordinates: 53.05296, -3.908295 • what3words: ///toothpick.direct.trucked

Llanberis Pass (A4086) (By Mavic2Pro)

Beautiful but rugged location. Park in car park at top of pass, along the road or in Llanberis (and get the shuttle bus). Mountains, streams, bridges, cliffs - amazing.

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Co-ordinates: 53.08077, -4.022777 • what3words: ///cries.screamed.defected

Easby Abbey (By Barny81)

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Co-ordinates: 54.39753, -1.715455 • what3words: ///leads.guidebook.ripe

Lochindorb (By Barny81)

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Co-ordinates: 57.40521, -3.707542 • what3words: ///photo.buying.surprises

Blackwater Falls (By Jogort)

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Co-ordinates: 57.63656, -4.677479 • what3words: ///comment.slings.sapping

Lowgill Viaduct, South Lakeland (By CSB73)

Lowgill Viaduct was built in 1859 by Joseph Locke. It has been disused for years and is now classed as listed. Parking around here is limited so could be tricky. There is a small layby under one of the arches so this is a possibility if you are lucky. I flew on a windy day so couldn't get much altitude with the quad. Also both the M6 and the West Coast mainline are close by but shouldn't be a concern if flying responsibly.

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Co-ordinates: 54.36229, -2.591888 • what3words: ///agreement.couple.proves


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