What REALLY happened? PART(2) 🌊✈️🌊 #planewreck#exumacays#microadventure#escapeandwonder#seetheworlddifferently ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Pilot “British Andy” may not be the most infamous person to set foot on Norman’s Cay, home to drug kingpin Carlos Lehder during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, but he did leave behind a very interesting souvenir in the form of this crashed World War 2 aircraft. One afternoon during Carlos Lehder’s residency on the island, “British Andy” touched down on the short runway of Norman’s Cay in an old C-46 twin engine transport plane, that at one time had been used to transport troops and cargo during World War 2. Andy had at one time done some flying for the organization and had come across this relic in South Florida, discovering it was for sale. Thinking that Lehder might be interested in buying it to haul “cargo”, he convinced the owner to let him fly it to Norman’s Cay. Unfortunately for him, the drug overlord had no interest in it, but instead invited him to stay a few days and enjoy himself. Andy had a bit of a drinking problem and had even been known to take along a six pack with him while flying. Being on a short vacation seemed like a reasonable excuse for starting his favorite pastime first thing in the morning. One mid-morning, he decided to drop by the airport, being a bit tipsy, to fire-up the old plane and shoot some touch and goes, which is pilot language for practice take-offs and landings. He asked an unsuspecting Colombian lad to join him in his venture and off they went...🍺🥴🛫 Can you guess what happened next? ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ⭐️PART(3) COMING NEXT⭐️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ #normanscay#planewreckage#drugcartel#exumacays#exumabahamas#bahamas#turquoisewaters#crystalclearwaters#snorkel#snorkelingtrip#snorkelingadventure#djimavicpro2#dronephotography#dji#mavic2pro#dronephoto
What REALLY happened? PART(3) 🌊✈️🌊 #planewreck#exumacays#microadventure#escapeandwonder#seetheworlddifferently ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Normans Cay, a small, remote island in the Bahamas was once the cocaine distribution hub and hideout to Carlos Lehder, partner in crime to drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during the reign of the Medellin Cartel in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. “British Andy” a pilot who had flown for them in the past, convinced the owner of this World War 2 C-46 cargo plane to let him fly it from South Florida to the island in hopes of selling it to Lehder. Although he turned down the sale, he invited Andy to stay and “party” on the island for a few days, and one mid morning, after MANY 🍺beers🍺, Andy decided to practice some take offs and landings and took along one of the Colombian helpers for the ride. As he made his first approach, he miscalculated the beginning of the runway and touched down short. Realizing his error, he gave the plane full throttle to execute a go around, only to clip an earthen berm, tearing the left landing gear from its housing, leaving it dangling by cables and hoses. This caused the plane to dip low enough for the left propeller to strike the runway - bending it - and rendering it useless. Andy was able to gain just enough altitude to clear the runway, but the aircraft was doomed, and as it lost flying speed, it made a slow settling arc to the left and with a spectacular splash, belly flopped about 100 yards from the shore in 10 ft. of water, half of it submerged. Andy and his passenger were quickly rescued without a scratch on them, and Lehder provided the embarrassed pilot transportation back to the states. The plane has sat in this location for decades, deteriorating and being slightly repositioned by passing hurricanes. ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ #normanscay#planewreckage#drugcartel#exumacays#exumabahamas#bahamas#turquoisewaters#crystalclearwaters
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I woke up at 3:30 AM today. Jumped in my car by 4:00 AM and and drove over 345 miles to get to Mammoth before noon. BUT DON’T YOU WORRY. I made sure to stop and take a photo with my drone. — Tasty Tune: These Are The Times by Martin Garrix
“La arquitectura es el testigo insobornable de la historia, por que no se puede hablar de un gran edificio sin reconocer en él el testigo de una época, su cultura, su sociedad, sus intenciones…” . – Octavio Paz 💖
Interstellar, Prometheus, Rogue One and Game of Thrones all have something in common (besides being some of my favorite sci-fi movies/shows): they’ve all filmed scenes in Iceland with the intention of portraying another planet or different galaxy altogether. Of all the photos I captured in Iceland, this is the one I think best encapsulates its otherworldly spirit. These are glacial rivers snaking across black volcanic sand and a background of moss and snow-covered mountains that extend all the way out to sea. Side note: this is the first drone shot I’ve ever posted! You can spot my white car on the left side of the image.
Bro time 🌊 — I can’t believe there’s only one more drone class left in this 8 week Drone Imaging Course that I’m teaching. Time flies when you’re having fun! I’m looking forward to what’s ahead! I have some exciting news for you all that I can’t wait to share😘. — Tasty Tune: Silver Bells by Ping Crosby because I can’t stop listening to Christmas music 😅.
This was captured about a year before Hurricane Irma let out its rage on this beautiful island. — Drone Tip/Manual Mode: What's the right Shutter Speed? There isn't a right answer. It depends on what you're trying to capture and convey with the narrative. A slower shutter speed allows you to capture the movement/motion of the setting. Example: Capturing the movement of waves or the busy nature of a city intersection. You will determine your magic shutter speed number based on what you're trying to convey with the story of the image and the setting. My personal takeaway: If you're on a boat or moving vehicle, I recommend utilizing a shutter speed of 1/200 or faster. I personally like my subject to be sharp, since I'm often selling large prints of my work. — Tasty Tune: Fairytale of New York by Ronan Keating
What are the chances while you’re hyper-lapsing a volcano it erupts? 😬 Was lucky to have the drone up and pointed exactly where it needed to be to capture this little moment in time. 🌋 Barely awake this is how our day started. It was followed up with one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen in my life. Needless to say we were buzzing. Indonesia once again you’ve taken my breath away!
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