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Challenge: Free Study 2019-01 (Standard Editing)
Camera: DJI Mavic Pro
Location: Al Madam, Sharjah, UAE
Date: Jan 26, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2019

Shot near the Al Madam Ghost Town in Sharjah, UAE. I had my drone in my bag and wasn't really planning to use it, until right when we were wrapping up shooting, at around 8 a.m., we noticed this large group of camels wandering on the outskirts of the town. I got on the roof of one of the abandoned buildings and got my drone up in the air as quickly as I could.

I got maybe 10 snaps before an angry man on a 4-wheeler came out of nowhere and told me to knock it off, because my drone was agitating his camels! I was never below 200 feet while I was shooting, and I didn't think they could hear it, but I got my drone back into my bag and apologized for the trouble.

This kind of shot has been done many times, but it's one that I've always wanted to try, and I'm so glad I got the chance this trip. Thanks to all for the great votes and comments!

And congrats to all of the ribbon winners in this challenge! All drone shots!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 66
Avg (all users): 7.3958
Avg (participants): 7.5882
Avg (non-participants): 6.9286
Views since voting: 905
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 48
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/08/2019 04:36:18 PM
This is absolutely amazing. I spent a LOT of time trying to figure out where the camels were! Finally located them on zoom. I've never tried droning, but this makes me want to get off my keister and give it a shot (pun intended). :-) GORGEOUS photo. Thank you and congrats on the blue!
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02/08/2019 12:21:27 PM
It is the first time I have seen a photo like this and I am very impressed. Congrats on the blue.
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02/08/2019 11:38:56 AM
Brilliant! Congratulations Rob!
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02/08/2019 11:25:53 AM
Wow! What a phenomenal, inspirational shot!
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02/08/2019 11:11:46 AM
Yay! So glad this got the Blue!
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02/08/2019 09:13:31 AM
truly incredible.
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02/08/2019 08:14:03 AM
There you go Rob, no doubt; fabulous shot. Congrats on the blue ribbon.
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02/08/2019 02:33:41 AM
No doubt it was going to win, it's a super shot! I'm quite sure it's the first time with a drone podium.

Can't wait to go and shoot together in the desert man! :)

Congrats on your well deserved blue.
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02/08/2019 01:24:22 AM
Told you it would take the blue! Congrats Rob!
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02/08/2019 12:15:56 AM
Fantastic shot. I am slowly gaining an understanding of how to use the drone to the best advantage, but you are way ahead of me with this shot. Nicely done.
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02/08/2019 12:14:27 AM
Like ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous mentioned, I like the complexity of this. Congratulations!
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02/08/2019 12:06:05 AM
Could only have been you :-) a big congratulations, you always seem to come up with something different., I like that!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2019 11:45:28 PM
I've seen this trick before, but I like how complex and swirling this shot is.

Message edited by author 2019-02-08 13:59:54.
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02/07/2019 11:44:00 PM
Now this is definitely something you donít see every day, what a beauty, bumping up.
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02/07/2019 11:42:19 PM
What fabulous shadows! More real than the peculiar camels which cast them. 10
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02/07/2019 08:15:04 PM
fascinating, not just the altitude and the shadows but the graphic and physical undulations. dronedarian?
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02/07/2019 05:39:17 PM
nice quote
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02/07/2019 04:16:32 PM
10 from me. I've always wanted to do this shot.
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02/07/2019 01:06:26 PM
It takes some time to see the (real) camels. I was thinking of those Jordanian sand vases at first. Nice shot. A 9 from me
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02/07/2019 06:02:08 AM
oh MY GOODNESS .. !!!! .. how incredible this is .. if this doesnt ribbon i'll be very disappointed .. those long shadows are works of art in themselves ..
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02/06/2019 09:38:11 PM
Very cool shot. Drone? My favorite of the challenge.

Message edited by author 2019-02-08 00:55:48.
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02/06/2019 10:31:45 AM
What a fantabulous perspective! Just an amazing image.
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02/05/2019 11:56:19 AM
I reckon youíll win, well done.
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02/01/2019 05:12:54 PM
Love it.
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02/01/2019 02:35:35 PM
utterly fabulous!
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