I shot this drone video on a day when another shoot wound up being canceled due to a forecasted thunderstorm that never happened.
This really wasn't a practice video so much as a visit with an old friend. I wasn't working on any particular drone flying skills. I just felt like doing some flying, and the old house is one of my favorite places to do it. I've become rather fond of the place.
This old house is part of the Dr. and Mrs. Otto Reisser estate, which was deeded over to the state in 1999. Mrs. Reisser left the land and the house to the caretaker provided that he live there. Otherwise it would go to the state.
The caretaker already owned a home, however, and declined the inheritance. I have to wonder whether he was crazy. It's quite a nice piece of land. I certainly wouldn't mind owning it.
You can read more about the land and the house on this page. It's part of a mixed-use area called the Lower Birch Creek Trailhead of the Shandaken Wild Forest.
It's also a popular spot for local drone pilots to fly and practice. I still use it to stay in practice between other missions, as do other local pilots.
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