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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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Video Virtual Tour of $1M+ Odessa Property

In this virtual tour we use 100% video to tour an Odessa, FL equestrian Estate. What makes this property unique is that it has both waterfront access with a dock, as well as horse stables. We combined aerial video with traditional exterior and interior video to walk our viewers through this rare property.

DroneVU Studios specializes in creating virtual tours of high end properties such as this one throughout the Tampa Bay area.  We can showcase your listing to your potential buyers using a variety of techniques including video, slideshows, aerial video, and traditional real estate photography.

This rare Odessa property is a great example of one of the many hidden real estate gems located right here in Tampa Bay. Combining a waterfront property with equestrian facilities lets its owners feel right at home with both their horses and their boats.

Only aerial video was capable of property showcasing the surrounding area for this property, and interior and exterior video was also used to ensure viewers saw the expansive interior,  expansive kitchen, magnificent living room views of the waterfront, and the upstairs bedroom, gym, and bathroom.

For this customer we did not stop there, we also created interior, exterior, and aerial photographs of the property which will help this customer attract even the most exclusive clientele.

Video Virtual Tour – Revels Rd, Riverview

Check out a video virtual tour of a property located on Revels Road, in Riverview Florida. In this virtual tour we do a full video walkthrough of the property and highlight it’s many upgrades, features, and amenities.

This is a great property with Alafia River access, it’s own boat ramp, and a private gated entrance.

At DroneVU Studios we use only the latest equipment, techniques, and methods to continue to deliver high quality footage for everything from aerial real estate photography, to real estate video virtual tours. Our professional photographers and videographers are experts at ensuring your real estate listing looks its best.

What Real Estate Photography Footage Do I Need?

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Real-Estate-Photography-Package-Choices

In this post we would like to share some of our experiences from working with our extensive network of realtors as we continue to film real estate properties from the ground, interior, and from the air all over the Tampa Bay area.

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is what photography package do we recommend for their listing. Obviously not all listings are created equal, but we do have some loose recommendations we follow when working with most of our customers.

For example, paying for a full interior, exterior, and aerial video real estate package does not make sense if the property is going to list for $350K. Just like selecting an interior and exterior only package does not make sense when the house is going to list for over $1M.

So below is a table which shows what we typically recommend to our customers:

Real Estate Property Value: $100 – $150,000

Recommended Photography Package: None
Explanation: Properties in this range usually will not benefit from professional photography at all

Real Estate Property Value: $160,000 – $300,000

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior Only
Explanation: Properties in this range primarily just need high quality interior and exterior pictures. If the property has a lot of land, waterfront, or a great community, we may recommend aerial as well

Real Estate Property Value: $300,000 – $500,000

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial
Explanation: Properties in this range will usually benefit from aerial pictures as well as interior and exterior pictures.  Also at the higher end of this price range we start recommending virtual tours of the property.

Real Estate Property Value: $500,000 – $1M

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial / Virtual Tour
Explanation: Properties in this range we recommend interior, exterior, aerial, and a virtual tour. For the higher end of this range we recommend our enhanced virtual tours which include exterior video in addition to interior and exterior pictures

Real Estate Property Value: $1M+

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial / Aerial Video / Exterior Video /Interior Video
Explanation: Properties in this range we recommend everything to make your listing stand out and to show your customer that you will stop at nothing to sell their exquisite home as quickly as possible.

Exceptions

Keep in mind that these are very loose guidelines and we frequently adjust our recommendations based on the customer’s requirements. Sometimes the real estate agent only won the seller’s business by guaranteeing certain services such as a virtual tour or aerial footage. In those cases we are happy to oblige since we are a full service aerial, traditional, and video provider.  But we are in the business to ensure our customer’s get the most value for their footage which is why we make these recommendations.

More Information

Aerial Photography Gallery

Exterior Photography Gallery

Interior Photography Gallery

We look forward to continuing to work with real estate professionals, construction companies, and other customers needing only the best footage from around the Tampa Bay area.

New Gallery – US Virgin Islands

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Virgin Islands Beach

 

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Virgin Islands Beach 2

 

Virgin Islands - Mountain Top
Virgin Islands – Mountain Top

 

DroneVU Studios went on location to the US Virgin Islands to film some of it’s amazing ocean, mountain, and beach views. We also brought along a lovely assistant to pose for us as we filmed some of the famous views from around the US Virgin Islands.

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.36 km2). The territory’s capital is Charlotte Amalie on the island of Saint Thomas. DroneVU Studios visited the island of Saint Thomas and filmed many of it’s famous attractions.

Tourism is the primary economic activity. The islands normally host 2 million visitors a year, many of whom visit on cruise ships. Additionally, the islands frequently are a starting point for private yacht charters to the neighboring British Virgin Islands.

The official language is English. Virgin Islands Creole, an English-based creole locally known as “dialect”, is spoken in informal situations. The Virgin Islands Creole spoken on St. Croix, known as Crucian, is slightly different from that spoken on St. Thomas and St. John. Because the U.S. Virgin Islands are home to thousands of immigrants from across the Caribbean, Spanish and various French creole languages are also widely spoken.

[source: wikipedia]

Stay tuned as DroneVU Studios continues to bring you even more great aerial photography, aerial video, traditional photography, and traditional video for real estate, destinations, events, and people from around Florida and beyond.

Click the pictures above or the link below to check out the full gallery.

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And don’t forget to check out our popular Picture of the Day as we continue to bring you only the best footage possible. Click the following link to see the Picture of the Day gallery or follow us on Facebook.

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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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New Gallery – Landscape

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At DroneVU Studios we have started a new gallery for landscape footage. In this gallery we will turn the ordinary into extraordinary, surrealistic, and maybe even a bit unrealistic.

The Landscape gallery will feature ordinary landscape photography that has been post processed using different modern post processing techniques to create dramatic landscape footage for our viewers to enjoy.

Click any of the pictures above to view the full Landscape gallery, and check back soon as we continue to bring you great aerial and traditional real estate, landscape, construction, and event photography footage from around the Tampa Bay area and beyond.