Drone Footage of Stone Mountain Park Georgia

Drone Picture of Stone Mountain Park Sunrise
Drone Picture of Stone Mountain Park Sunrise

DroneVU Studios brings you yet another exclusive photo album of Stone Mountain Park located in Atlanta GA.

About

Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet MSL and 825 feet above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous rock relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world.

Nature

The top of the mountain is a landscape of bare rock and rock pools, and it provides views of the surrounding area including the skyline of downtown Atlanta, often Kennesaw Mountain, and on very clear days even the Appalachian Mountains. On some days, the top of the mountain is shrouded in a heavy fog, and visibility may be limited to only a few feet. The clear freshwater pools of the summit form by rainwater gathering in eroded depressions, and are home to unusual clam shrimp and fairy shrimp. The tiny shrimp appear only during the rainy season. Through the process of cryptobiosis, the tiny shrimp eggs (or cysts) can remain dormant for years in the dried out depressions, awaiting favorable conditions.

Trails

Walk Up Trail: A 1.3-mile (2.1 km) trail to the top of Stone Mountain ascending 786 ft (240 m) in elevation to a height of 1,686 ft (514 m). The trail is steep, but spectacular panoramic views and cool winds await hikers at the top.

Cherokee Trail: A 5-mile (8 km) National Recreation Trail, the Cherokee Trail loops around the mountain base, with a mile section going up and over the west side of the mountain (crosses Walk Up Trail). Primarily passes through an oak-hickory forest, but views of the lakes, streams, and mountain are common.

Nature Garden Trail: A scenic 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) loop trail through a mature oak-hickory forest community. Excellent for viewing shade-loving native plants. A small garden with interpretive native plant signs is at the entrance to the trail.

Songbird Habitat Trails: Two loop trails each running 1 mile (1.6 km). The field trail is an excellent birding spot and the woodland trail provides shade and numerous native plants. Dogs are not allowed.

Attractions

The Park features several attractions that are operated by Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation.

On summer evenings the mountain hosts the Stone Mountain Laser Show Spectacular, a fireworks and laser light display. The laser lightshow projects moving images of the Deep South as well as Georgia history onto the Confederate Memorial carving on the side of the mountain. During Memorial Day Weekend of 2011, Stone Mountain unveiled their overhaul of the laser show, dubbed Mountainvision. This incorporates digital projectors, lasers, special effects, and pyrotechnics.[36]

The Skyride is a Swiss-built cable car to the summit of the mountain, which passes by the carving on the way up.

The Riverboat offered a scenic cruise aboard a reproduction of a Mississippi riverboat on 363-acre (147 ha) Stone Mountain Lake. It has been retired.

The Antebellum Plantation is a collection of historic buildings relocated from around the state of Georgia, including three plantation manor houses dating from 1794, 1850, and 1845, two slave cabins, a barn, and other outbuildings. The Plantation Farmyard features historic breeds of sheep, goats, and pigs that guests can pet.

Crossroads is a recreation of an 1872 southern town with several attractions including a modern 4-D movie theater, an adventure mini-golf course, a duck tour ride, stores and restaurants. Craft demonstrators include glass blowing and candy making. Other attractions in this area include:

The Great Barn is a children’s activity area that features 65 interactive games, climbing structures, trampoline floors, slides and more.

Sky Hike is a family ropes adventure course. Guests can choose their own path and level of challenge.

Geyser Towers is a playground featuring a large fountain at the entrance, so guests have the option of climbing through the course or getting wet.

[source: wikipedia.org]

DroneVU Studios

We filmed this park from the air and from the ground using both our aerial drone platforms as well as traditional cameras.   To see the full photo album click the following link or the picture above. But as always there’s more to come as we are hard at work on editing, composing, and publishing the aerial and terrestrial video footage that we created of this awesome natural attraction.

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Amazing Niagara Falls Drone Video

As promised, the Niagara Falls video is now live. Check out amazing aerial drone footage of the falls as we literally take you over the edge and bring you footage that only a drone could create. Experience the famous Niagara Falls as we took the drones so close that you can practically feel the spray on your skin.

Behind the scenes we are hard at work to bring our viewers even more amazing footage from around Florida and other places as our travel takes us to even more famous landmarks.

Niagara Falls – Canada Album

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Background

At DroneVU Studios we bring you not just footage from around Florida but also from other states and countries as well when work or vacation takes us out of state or out of the country.       Recent travels gave us the opportunity to film the famed Niagara Falls from both the Canadian side and the American side.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island.

Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost four million cubic feet (110,000 m3) on average.

The Horseshoe Falls drop about 188 feet, while the height of the American Falls varies between 70 and 100 feet because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet  wide. The distance between the American extremity of the Niagara Falls and the Canadian extremity is 3,409 feet.

The volume of water approaching the falls during peak flow season may sometimes be as much as 225,000 cubic feet per second. The average annual flow rate is 85,000 cubic feet  per second. Since the flow is a direct function of the Lake Erie water elevation, it typically peaks in late spring or early summer. During the summer months, at least 100,000 cubic feet per second of water traverses the falls, some 90% of which goes over the Horseshoe Falls, while the balance is diverted to hydroelectric facilities.

[source: en.wikipedia.org]

Drone Footage

DroneVU Studios filmed the waterfalls from both the ground and the air using the latest camera equipment, aerial drone platforms, and post processing techniques.   To see the full album click the following link:

Niagara Falls Album: http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/162

Drone Aerial 360 Panorama

We also created an aerial 360 degree panorama of the waterfalls which is viewable here:

360 Panorama: http://dronevustudios.com/360.html

Upcoming Drone Video

As always, we do not stop there. We are also hard at work on editing, post processing, and publishing an aerial drone video of these breathtaking falls. So stay tuned as we plan on bringing our viewers aerial and traditional video of the world famous Niagara Falls.