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Challenge: Impressionism III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: DJI Phantom 3
Location: Jugiong
Date: Oct 25, 2016
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2800
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2016

WOW I was not expecting this!

Camping overnight at Jugiong on our way back to Sydney I remembered that on previous stops here the valley can be filled with an early morning fog while the surrounding hills can be bathed in sunshine above. So armed with a new drone since my last visit I decided to get up before sunrise and see what I could capture above the fog bank.

It was 2 C and I hadn't flown her since upgrading to new firmware. As I quickly found out as she rose through the fog, the new firmware was buggy and the image and controls kept disappearing. It just reached 100m when it broke through so I started snapping and got off about 4 shots before it went in to 'Return-to-Home' mode by itself and came back down.

As I was shooting for the 'above' challenge I was really peed off not being able to get the shot I was after and was so cranky about the buggy firmware that I forgot about the few shots I had on the card until a few days later when I had finally ironed out the bugs and was doing some test shots.

Not thinking they were that great but realised this one sort of answered the challenge so I submitted it never thinking for 1 minute it was a top ten contender. Thanks everyone for votes and comments.

For those interested here is the unedited original:
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Place: 1 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
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Avg (non-participants): 6.2381
Views since voting: 1129
Views during voting: 129
Votes: 57
Comments: 15
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11/15/2016 04:23:08 AM
Congrats! I wonder if this is the first drone blue ribbon. Either way it is a superb image.
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11/14/2016 02:40:35 PM
Congratulations. lovely masterpiece.
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11/14/2016 10:52:52 AM
IMO this didn't fit the topic very well, but the atmospheric photograph is quite stunning. Congrats.
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11/14/2016 10:46:14 AM
Lovely! Congratulations on your BLUE, Michael!
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11/14/2016 10:15:14 AM
Congratulations on the Blue! I had this in my top 3.
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11/14/2016 05:58:10 AM
This is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the Blue!!
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11/14/2016 03:30:28 AM
Relly good looking.

Congrats on the blue!
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11/14/2016 02:25:24 AM
Very nice, Michael. Congratulations!
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11/14/2016 01:46:53 AM
perfect imperfection.
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11/14/2016 12:18:19 AM
Congrats on the well deservd ribbon!
This was one of my Top 3 picks. When I was voting I wanted to leave comment but except "amazing" and "woaahhh" was nothing coming to my mind :)
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11/14/2016 12:04:18 AM
Well look at you again, this was one that made me stare for a while, should of come back to bump. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2016 11:56:05 PM
whoa. 9
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11/13/2016 11:24:46 PM
Very nice image. title...Neil Diamond maybe. 8
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11/13/2016 09:47:40 PM
well done
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11/13/2016 08:09:48 PM
Wow, very lovely. In my top 5. An 8 from me
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