Interesting Photo of the Day: Drone Selfie at the Beach

This photo of the coastline on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia is amazing!

Landscape photographer Alex Wise is the small figure on the beach, and he took this high-altitude selfie using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. His tiny figure gives a sense of scale to the shot, and the line of footprints in the sand lead the eye to him:

drone shot sea, sand, footprints

ITAP of myself watching the sea (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

If photos of this quality can be taken with the drone’s built-in camera, it’s no surprise that more and more photographers are starting to see the benefit in using them.

Wise says he did make some adjustments to the hue/saturation in Photoshop, and he tweaked the yellow of the sand to make it more red by using a curves adjustment. He also clone stamped out the other footprints on the sand, leaving only his own.

I don’t think it matters if it was taken by a drone or a DSLR—it’s a great capture, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Wise’s work.

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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Drone Selfie at the Beach”

  1. Kathy says:

    Amazing! The future art will be drone photos. The history of airplane photos my grandpa told me about!

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