Friday, August 28, 2015

Safe to Swim Now!

This week I alerted people on Twitter (@SimonMoores) that the St Mildred's Bay beach in Westgate, had been closed after a bacteria alert; all following-on from the heavy rainfall. There's a drain discharge which runs straight-out on to the beach as you can see pictured with the small boy in the photo!

The local paper picked-up the story on its front page today but I wanted to illustrate how a new generation of drones will, like Blogs and Twitter, prove disruptive in news reporting locally, very soon I'm sure!

Here's my own video of the bay, this Friday morning, as it's now safe to swim and enjoy our wonderful beaches here in Thanet.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Lovely Botany Bay in Broadstairs Viewed by Drone

A short video shot in 1080p of Botany Bay and the iconic cliff structure in Broadstairs this morning, shot by a DJI Phantom 3.

It was warm enough for the Mediterranean but disappointing for many tourists perhaps, that works on top of the cliff have effectively removed the car-park. I walked, rather enjoyably, along the scenic cliff path from Palm Bay.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Coast to Coast

A short video of a 'Coastal Run' flight I did this last weekend, taking in the Eurotunnel at Folkestone, Dover harbour and of course the runway at Manston.

I was using a little 'Muscle' biplane; a lot of fun too!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Margate Main Sands by Drone

I was filming the main sands at Margate at sunset last night. Didn't quite catch the 'Turner Effect' but the results were generally quite pleasing as a means of illustrating the ambience of the resort.

The platform was a Phantom 3 Professional with a 4k camera and an ND filter. I'm still learning and have a long way to go in mastering the complexities of this advanced aerial platform.