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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:

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.

Aerial Drone Pictures of Lake Dan Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve

Located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556 Lake Frances Preserve is home to more than 1600 acres of wet pine flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. Brooker Creek and Lake Frances are the primary water features.

This 1100-acre preserve contains a 17-acre lake, dry pine and oak woods, freshwater marshes, seasonally wet pine flatwoods, and cypress swamps.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves, together, span nearly 3,000 acres, and contains natural habitats such as mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, hardwood hammock, basin swamps, freshwater marshes, and cypress domes.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves are owned and managed by the
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

The Lake Dan Preserve purchased with funding from Hillsborough County’s Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program and joint funding from the Florida Communities Trust.

Access

Trailer parking for the equestrian trail is located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road.     The lot is open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Sunday; gates will be locked after that time.   The remainder of the Preserve is open to foot traffic during daylight hours.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

Check out the aerial and terrestrial album by clicking the link below or the picture above, and stay tuned as we bring you even more aerial and terrestrial pictures of natural real estate, commercial real estate, and construction real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/113

Hillsborough County Parks Album Updated – Balm Park

Aerial Drone Photographs of Balm Park, Hillsborough County FL
Aerial Drone Photographs of Balm Park, Hillsborough County FL

Located at 14747 Balm Wimauma Road Wimauma, FL 33598, Balm Park offers an outdoor Basketball court, a softball court, a playground, and restrooms.

Balm Park is a 10 acre park and is also the home of the Balm Recreation Center.

Check out the aerial and terrestrial album by clicking the link below or the picture above, and stay tuned as we bring you even more drone aerial and traditional terrestrial pictures of Hillsborough  County Florida Parks and other natural real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

Bahia Beach Coastal Restoration Album

Aerial Drone Picture of the Bahia Beach Coastal Restoration Project
Aerial Drone Picture of the Bahia Beach Coastal Restoration Project

Located at 2513 Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570 Bahia Beach Coastal Restoration is a remote Hillsborough County Park that primarily offers remote hiking only.

This preserve has been restored as a cooperative project between Hillsborough County, the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The restored site consists of fresh and saltwater coastal wetlands and coastal upland forests.

(Source: Hillsborough County Website)

The Bahia Coastal Restoration project is a great example of nature’s real estate left alone. We sent our drone where no drone has gone before to create some great aerial pictures of Nature’s prime real estate. This is just one of the many nature preservation or restoration projects around Hillsborough County that many people never knew existed. Hillsborough County is hard at work ensuring nature is preserved and protected.

Check out the aerial and terrestrial album by clicking the link below or the picture above, and stay tuned as we bring you even more aerial and terrestrial pictures of natural real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/98

Alafia River North Prong Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of the Alafia River North Prong Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of the Alafia River North Prong Preserve

Located at 8180 Henry George Road Plant City, FL 33567, this preserve provides no public access. The preserve is approximately 650 acres and provides water quality protection of the river.

Despite lack of public access, DroneVU Studios was able to send up our drone based aerial photography platform to create some great aerial footage of the preserve. We also took some traditional still shots of the preserve using the limited terrestrial access that we could find.

The Alafia River North Prong Preserve is a great example of nature’s real estate left alone. We sent our drone where no drone has gone before to create some great aerial pictures of Nature’s prime real estate.

Check out the aerial and terrestrial album by clicking the link below or the picture above, and stay tuned as we bring you even more aerial and terrestrial pictures of natural real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/82

 

Apollo Beach Park Album

Aerial Drone Photo Album of Apollo Beach Park
Aerial Drone Photo Album of Apollo Beach Park

Located at 628 Golf and Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach FL, the Apollo Beach park offers playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, a running track, and a baseball field. It is adjacent to the Apollo Beach Dog Park, and Apollo Beach Skate Park so there is something for everyone.

The Apollo Beach Skate Park is of particular interest since most parks do not offer this attraction.  So make sure to check out pictures 11, 12, and 13 to see this unique feature.

As we continue with our Hillsborough County Park series, we continue to bring you aerial and terrestrial photographs of some of the best looking real estate in Hillsborough County; parks and nature at its finest. Our still and aerial cameras leave no shot untaken in our quest to film every bit of real estate in Hillsborough County.

When we are not busy filming houses, construction, buildings, and other structures we somehow find the time to film county, city, and state parks along the way. Our goal is to show local residents parks they may not even know exist; but not just from the ground, but also from the air so that potential visitors can see what the parking, facilities, and attractions look like both at eye level and from a birds eye view.

So stay tuned as we continue to bring you aerial and terrestrial pictures of all forms of real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/66

Florida State Fairgrounds – Album Updated

2015 Florida RV SuperShow
2015 Florida RV SuperShow

The Florida RV Trade Association hosted the 30th Annual 2015 Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds located in Tampa FL.

The 2015 SuperShow will had representation from every major RV manufacturer as well as hundreds of accessory booths exhibitors. Show organizers anticipated record crowds as more and more people enjoy the outdoor televisions, kitchens, and radios that modern RVs provide.

DroneVU Studios went on location to capture a few aerial photographs of the event.

Click the following link or the picture above to check out the aerial photographs.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/42

Gardner Webb University – Album Published

Gardner Webb University Aerial Photograph
Gardner Webb University Aerial Photograph

DroneVU Studios went on location to 110 South Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 to create aerial footage of Gardner Webb University.

Gardner–Webb University is a private, four-year university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Founded as Boiling Springs High School in 1905 as a Baptist institution, it is currently the youngest North Carolina Baptist university.

Gardner–Webb undergraduates receive a liberal arts education in an environment that fosters “meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning.” The University encourages its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

Over 4,300 students attend Gardner–Webb, including both undergraduates and graduates. A total of five professional schools, two academic schools, and 11 academic departments offer nearly 60 fields of study, and GWU’s online programs have won multiple awards and recognitions.

Click the following link to view the aerial photography album or click the picture above. Stay tuned, the aerial video is coming soon.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/48