This was my first attempt at a purely scenic video. I'm not especially happy with it, but I guess it's okay for a first try. Maybe I'll return in the fall when the leaves are turning for some more colorful and visually interesting footage.
The East and West Branches of the Delaware converge downstream at the Village of Hancock, New York to form the mighty Delaware River. This video is of where the East Branch begins, just North of Roxbury, New York.
Part of the difficulty of shooting this video is that there's a tire shop immediately north of and abutting the headwaters. Piles of discarded tires kind of detract from the aesthetics.
There also are high-tension power lines running across the river at the headwaters at exactly the height that would provide the best vantage point. So you basically have to fly over them and get them in the picture, or fly under them and miss the borders of the river.
It was good practice, though. It's also one of the few bodies of water around here that doesn't fall under NYCDEP restrictions on drone operations. So I suppose it was as good a place to try my hand at scenic flying as any.
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