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Please view the photo in the beta version here. It is SOOO much clearer, with more definition. CHRIST STATUE.


Time for another Drone photo. Its Christ the King statue in Almada, with Lisbon in the background.

This is one which I was planning well before making it to Portugal - I was so eager to fly my drone here. But also very hesitant.

I was worried there would be too many people and nowhere for me to fly it so I don't attract too much attention to myself.

If you look on the right side of the frame, you'll see a row of trees, that's where i'm standing. So I have some protection and I'm far away from everyone.

And there were very few people here anyways, far less than I had thought, so that was a pleasant surprise.

The major problem I had flying the drone was the wind. It was SUPER strong. In fact SO strong that the drone was moving backwards on its own! I had to fly it forward just to barely keep it in one location.

My plan was to fly the drone in front of the Christ Statue to get a close up of the face etc...but I couldn't even come near it because of the wind. It was too strong, pushing my drone further back and back and farther away from me. So I had to make due with flying it up in the air and just taking shots from a very short flight path.

In the end i'm very happy with the results, considering the fact there was a possibility I wouldn't be able to fly the drone at all. So to come out with shots from a unique perspective overlooking Lisbon and the famous bridge, i'm satisfied :)

There are 2 more shots in the WS, please view them.
Two different views.

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