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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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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:

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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.

Fort DeSoto Aerial 360 Panorama

Fort DeSoto Park - Aerial 360 Degree Panorama
Fort DeSoto Park – Aerial 360 Degree Panorama

 

DroneVU Studios brings you yet another exclusive – a 360 degree aerial panorama of Fort DeSoto Park. This footage lets you see in all directions from above Fort DeSoto park and zoom in on directions of interest.

South-southwest of St. Petersburg, Florida, Fort De Soto Park is a park operated by Pinellas County on five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key and the main island, Mullet Key. The keys are connected by either bridge or causeway. The island group is accessible by toll road from the mainland. Historically, the islands were used for military fortifications; remnants and a museum exhibit this history. Two piers, beaches, picnic area, hiking trails, bicycling trails, kayak trail, and a ferry to Egmont Key State Park are available. (wikipedia.com)

At DroneVU Studios we will continue to bring you even more aerial video, aerial photography, traditional video, traditional photography, event footage, real estate footage, nature footage, and more from around the Tampa Bay area.

360 Degree Aerial Photography – New Service

360 Degree Aerial Construction Tour
360 Degree Aerial Construction Tour

At DroneVU Studios we never stop seeking new and innovative ways to provide unique services for our customers. We are pleased to announce we are now offering a new service; 360 aerial photography!

Treat your customers to a fully interactive 360 degree aerial experience as we help you showcase everything from construction sites, commercial properties, events, and more.

Click the photo above or the link below to see one of our first aerial 360 degree interactive displays.

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But we aren’t stopping there, check back soon as we create many more aerial 360 degree images of landmarks, attractions, events, and more.

We have even more virtual tours, aerial photography footage, traditional photography footage, real estate footage, nature footage, and other types of footage on the way, so stay tuned as we continue to bring you video and photography footage from around the Tampa Bay area and other parts of Florida.

While you are here, don’t hesitate to stop by our extensive galleries of commercial photography footage, residential photography footage, aerial photography footage, and traditional photography footage.

If you are a commercial customer who wants to provide your stakeholders 360 degree views of prime real estate, an event director who wants to provide visitors an immersive experience, or a media director who needs to showcase a prime attraction, contact us today and we will get started on  your project right away.

Godzilla Is Coming…Are You Ready?

Are you ready? Stay tuned as DroneVU Studios brings you Godzilla UNLEASHED.

At DroneVU Studios we continue to push the boundaries of the possible with our traditional cameras, aerial drones, traditional photography, and aerial photography. Although we specialize in real estate from time to time we take on special projects that immerse our viewers in footage that was not possible to obtain just 10 years ago.

EuroJam 2016

EuroJam 2016
EuroJam 2016

DroneVU Studios went on location to Orlando Speed World to cover EuroJam 2016. EuroJam 2016 is an all European car event which had over 750 participants last year.

Check out the full album by clicking the picture above or the link below, and stay tuned as we continue to create aerial and traditional event and real estate footage from around Florida.

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Lake Park

Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Park

 

Located at 17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Lutz, FL 33549 Lake Park offers some unique attractions such as a BMX bike track, RC car course, and something for everyone including canoeing, hiking trails, and plenty of facilities.

Lake Park offers the perfect combination of fun activities, excitement and breathtaking beauty. This 589-acre Park is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife, and features five lakes, cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks.

Lake Park is also home to an archery range, a BMX bicycle track, two equestrian arenas and a radio-controlled car track, making it one of Hillsborough County’s most unique Regional Parks. These facilities are open to the public except during races, events, and tournaments.

Cooperative partnerships with local organizations, such as the Gasparilla Bowmen Archery Club, Tampa BMX Raceway, Inc., and the Hurricane R/C Club, allow Hillsborough County to provide these high quality facilities at Lake Park.

Wildlife viewing can be enjoyed on the exercise trail or the two-mile scenic hiking trails. Lake Park also offers jogging paths, picnic pavilions with furnished grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, and primitive camping.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Kitchen Nature Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of Kitchen Nature Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of Kitchen Nature Preserve

The Kitchen Nature Preserve is located at 6099 Isabel Avenue Gibsonton, FL 33534 and is approximately 300 acres of estuarine habitat. The purpose of the preserve is to preserve this valuable habitat which created a mosaic of wildlife within the habitat.

The Kitchen Preserve is a coastal site located in Hillsborough Bay south of Bullfrog Creek.  Consisting of over 400 acres of mangroves, mud flats, oyster bars, salt marsh, coastal hammocks, offshore islands, and mesic pine flatwoods, it creates a sanctuary for bird species such as Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, and Reddish Egrets.

Natural habitat restoration featuring upland and wetland enhancements was facilitated by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The Kitchen Preserve is open for group tours only.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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