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Foxeer ready to release Legend 3 and Box cameras

FOXEER, the leading FPV drone related company trusted by thousands of FPV pilots announced that they will soon release Legend 3 and Box cameras.
Legend 3 is the new and updated version of the well known Legend 2 camera

Foxeer Legend 3

And the Foxeer Box is a new camera with a form factor similar to GoPro Hero Session camera. This form factor started being widely supported by the fellow FPV pilots and it seems to be the logical step to for the Foxeer to take.

Foxeer Box

More info regarding the release date and technical specifications on the Legend 3 camera will be available soon…

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365 photo project with aerial twist

It has been a while since I have posted something here. Probably because I was waiting for something important or maybe because I have spent much more time with my family and outside than by my computer.

There are few other blog posts that I plan to write in near future like the one for my relatively new stone balancing hobby and pottentionally some reviews of the equipment that I’m using for this project.

For the past 9 days I have posted one aerial photo per day on Instagram, so yesterday I have decided to start a 365 project but done only with aerial photos. For those that need an explanation, it is a photography project that requires you to take a photo a day for a whole year. It will be an interesting challenge to go out and take an aerial photo almost every day with exception of the days when it will rain or snow. For such days I will have to have a backup solution, either an aerial photo taken another day or I will use that day for checking the equipment and have a picture of that. Since this is a big commitment I will start with 30 days first and see where will that take me. I would be glad to hear your thoughts.

Here is one photo that I took today, not so good weather but I will have to work with what I have

Skupi archaeological site

Scupi is an archaeological site located between Zajčev Rid (Зајчев Рид ‘Rabbit Hill’) and the Vardar River, several kilometers from the center of Skopje, in the Republic of Macedonia. A Roman military camp was founded here in the second century BC on the site of an older Dardanian settlement.

All photos are shot with GoPro 3 strapped on my QAV210 freestyle mini quad (drone). There is no gimbal and no GPS positioning so it requires some patience and a bit of circling in order to frame the perfect shot.


I certainly hope that at some point in time I would manage to get some sponsors that will help me replace some of the old parts on my quadcopter.

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Feel free to visit my Instagram profile here and check my progress.

 

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Playing with Ricoh Theta S

A friend of mine recently bought Ricoh Theta S and was nice enough to lend it to me for a day.
It is a really nice gadget that produces decent quality 360-degree photos (5376 x 2688 px) and OK video files, considering that the videos are 1920 x 960 px.

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I was very lucky the previous day to find a field full of poppies and I have shot some really nice photos. You could check the other images on the bottom of this page.

I have visited the same field the following day to test the Theta S and I have got some really unique perspective pictures.
It is really nice that Ricoh had worked out the embedding so well, whether you want to share the image on Facebook or Twitter and there is also an embed code that works really well.

Here is an example that I have took while laying in the middle of the field

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And here is an example of photo taken in lower light in closed space  just to test the seams processing

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At the end of the day, Theta S is really nice gadget and also it could be used for creating Google street view content, since it is one of the cameras suggested by Google

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Photo safari in Ohrid

Our vacation in Ohrid was nearing its end so for the last day I have decided to go on a photo safari and try to take some beautiful photos that represent this pearl of the Balkans in its best light.
The weather was beautiful, and promising for the photo safari.

Famous Ohrid architecture

I have decided to go from the walkway by the Ohrid lake and continue trough the old town.

Ohrid old town

The Epiphany holiday was nearing and the visible signs were all over the city.

St. John Kaneo

When walking trough Ohrid, it is really hard to miss one of its churches.
According to Wikipedia, Ohrid once had 356 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem (of the Balkans)”.

The bridge of wishes

There is always a new angle, a new perspective to take photos at the same spot visited plenty of times. A great possibility to fill your lens with beautiful scenes of the old Ohrid architecture, the lake, the churches…

Photo safari by the Ohrid lake

I knew from the start that this will be a whole day photo safari, and I was counting on that so I can have my lunch in one of the beautiful restaurants on the shore of the Ohrid lake

Potpesh restaurant

Potpesh restaurant – really nice place to have a lunch or a coffee and rest a bit

ending the photo safari on sunset with magnificent landscape photos of the lake and the old town

Ending the day with a spectacular sunset  landscape of the lake and the old town.

Feel free to contact me if you intend to visit Ohrid and need additional info.
If you want to see some more photos that I have taken during my stay in Ohrid, visit my 500px profile or my Facebook page.

Home, home again. I like to be here when I can

It’s really nice to be home. Doesn’t matter if the weather is good or bad, we could just go out and feel the fresh air, the one that we are missing while living in Skopje.
Most of these photos were taken by the Ohrid lake where we went for a walk after visiting the church of St. Stefan

The lake is a source of enormous inspiration for me. I can’t stop taking photos.
I have left my camera at home and I have used my old trusty N7100 phone to take these pictures.

Found this boat stranded on the shore while walking by the lake. Probably the owner lives somewhere on the other side of the lake and the boat floated here during a storm. A short inspection proved that I was right, the boat's bottom was full of holes and it seemed that it was stranded here for quite a while.

Found this boat stranded on the shore while walking by the lake. Probably the owner lives somewhere on the other side of the lake and the boat floated here during a storm. A short inspection proved that I was right, the boat’s bottom was full of holes and it seemed that it was stranded here for quite a while.

My ZMR 250 all packed up and ready to go

Sadly enough I haven’t got my zmr 250 miniquad to capture some aerial photos, but I will revisit this place once again since I have found a really great spot for flying that involves a nice tree park and a deserted building.