If you follow me over at Instagram and Facebook (if you don’t, you should 😉 ), you know that I recently got in to drone photography. I thought it would be cool to look for new perspectives for my photos. I have seen some really cool photos of well known Door County locations and I wanted to try exploring the peninsula from the air too.
I spent much of April and May practicing with the drone and honing my flying skills. These things are surprisingly easy to fly! They have great response time and hold steady even in moderate winds.
When the cherry blossoms began to bloom, I knew that I would make them my primary subject for my drone photos. I have spent much time exploring the blossoms and looking for photographs from the ground and it was fun to see how they look from the air. I can’t believe how different the cherry orchards look from above!
Here are some of my early releases of my photos from the 2019 Door County cherry blossom season. They’re pretty basic, but viewing photography from an aerial perspective takes a whole new way of thinking about composition. I need to train my brain to be able to recognize patterns and compositions from this perspective. I can’t wait to explore more aerial views over the upcoming summer months!