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Largo Central Park – Holiday Lights

In this video DroneVU Studios filmed Largo Central Parks’ Holiday Lights display. This is a popular event where Largo Central Park puts over 2 million holiday lights on display for the holiday season.

DroneVU Studios used aerial video and traditional video to showcase this family friendly event. But do not take our word for it, it is not too late to enjoy this attraction in person, this year the attraction is available from November 22nd until New Years Day.

Aerial Drone Video of Saint Augustine, FL

In this video we went on location to Saint Augustine, Florida to film the historic city from the ground and from the air.

St. Augustine (Spanish: San AgustĂ­n) is a city in northeast Florida and the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States.[6] The county seat of St. Johns County,[7] it is part of Florida’s First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 12,975. The United States Census Bureau’s 2013 estimate of the city’s population was 13,679, while the urban area had a population of 69,173 in 2012.

Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral and Florida’s first governor, Pedro MenĂ©ndez de AvilĂ©s. He named the settlement “San AgustĂ­n”, as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida on August 28, 1565, the feast day of St. Augustine. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years, and remained the capital of East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain. It was designated the capital of the Florida Territory until Tallahassee was made the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction. It is also the headquarters for the Florida National Guard.

The city is a popular travel destination for its Spanish colonial-era buildings as well as elite 19th-century architecture. The city’s historic center is anchored by St. George Street, which is lined with historic houses from various periods. Most of these houses are reconstructions of buildings that had been burned or demolished over the years, though a few of them are original.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Stay tuned, because we are not done! The still photography and aerial photography album will be out soon.  At DroneVU Studios we specialize in aerial real estate videos, traditional real estate slideshows, and aerial real estate photography.

Alderman’s Ford Regional Park

Aerial Drone Photograph of Aldermans Ford Regional Park
Aerial Drone Photograph of Aldermans Ford Regional Park

Located at 9625 Canoe Launch Loop Lithia, FL 33567 this park includes the area where the Alafia River branches into its north and south prongs. The Alafia River is one of the most popular canoe spots in the state. A pedestrian/bicycle trail loops for more than two miles through the park, offering scenic views of the Alafia River.

This path, together with the boardwalk and foot bridges, is perfect for a self-guided tour as it provides a first-hand view of Hillsborough County’s abundant flora.

The main picnic area has nine shelters for family or group use, and an enclosed, air conditioned pavilion for large gatherings.

Alderman’s Ford Regional Park is one of Hillsborough County’s larger parks; as a result we captured plenty of aerial and traditional photographs to show our readers all of the park’s attractions.

This park is a great example of Hillsborough County’s continuing commitment to providing vast nature parks that allow visitors and locals alike to enjoy the natural real estate that nature has to offer.

This particular park contains heavy tree cover, hiding most of its attractions beneath the tree cover, so we weren’t able to capture as much aerial footage as we would like, so we took plenty of traditional photographs instead.

Check out the new album by clicking the picture above or the following link:


New Album – Hillsborough County Parks

Aerial Drone Picture of Apollo Beach Nature Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Apollo Beach Nature Park

At DroneVU Studios we have a created a new photo album dedicated to the parks, preserves, and trails of Hillsborough County, FL. Within this new album we will create traditional and aerial footage of parks, preserves, and trails around Hillsborough County FL.

At DroneVU Studios real estate does not only include houses, construction, and properties for sale or rent. We specialize in all forms of real estate photography; both traditional as well as aerial.

As a matter of fact, some of the best real estate in the world is the one that was not man made at all, and is nature left completely untouched by humans.

Within Hillsborough County there are approximately 165 parks, nature trails, and preserves; showing the value that Hillsborough County places in preserving nature and giving its residents places to go to enjoy the great outdoors.

At DroneVU Studios some of our favorite footage has been created at some of these parks and nature preserves. We intend on bringing you plenty more of the same as we travel around the Tampa Bay area filming nature at its finest; who knows your next destination may be to one of the great parks of Hillsborough County.

Click the link picture above or link below to be taken to the new Hillsborough County Parks photo album.


Upper Tampa Bay Park – Album Published

Aerial Photograph of Upper Tampa Bay Park

DroneVU studios went on location to Upper Tampa Bay Park located at 8001 Double Branch Road 6044 Fishhawk Cr, Tampa, FL 33635  to obtain some more great aerial photographs and aerial video of another Florida attraction.

At Upper Tampa Bay Park visitors may see gopher tortoises, zebra swallowtail butterflies and even bobcats. Shallow fresh water ponds throughout Upper Tampa Bay Park provide habitat for aquatic plants and animals and improve drainage for the surrounding areas. Live oaks and other hardwood trees often grow near these wetlands, where redshouldered hawks and bald eagles are sometimes seen.

As the Park ground slopes gently toward the bay, the pines and palmettos give way to palm trees, shrubs and grasses that can survive occasional flooding. Closer to the shoreline, visitors may see a strip of sand devoid of all vegetation; this is a salt barren. High tidal water gets trapped here and evaporates, concentrating salt in the soil and limiting plant life; yet some life, such as fiddler crabs, thrives here. Beyond the salt barren lies the shoreline, occupied almost exclusively by mangroves and salt marsh grasses. The shoreline and waters attract Park wildlife and many other species, including roseate spoonbills, ospreys, otters, bottle nosed dolphins and manatees.

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Stay tuned to see the aerial video of Upper Tampa Bay park.

John Chestnut Park – Album Available

John Chestnut Park Aerial Photographs

DroneVU Studios went on location to John Chestnut Park located at 2200 East Lake Road Palm Harbor, FL 34685 to film another segment of the Landmark Series.

John Chestnut Park is home to various wildlife including raccoons, alligators, various waterfowl, hawks, vultures, tortoises/turtles and more.

Lake Tarpon, immediately adjacent, is five miles long and one mile wide, generally 8-12 feet deep. Lake Tarpon can accommodate boats with combustion engines. Additionally, a canoe trail is a landlocked waterway connected to an interior lake, but can only accommodate non-combustion engines.

For those who prefer sports, a softball field—bring your own equipment. There are three nature trails, each approximately 3,000 feet in length. The North Trail begins at Shelter #10, running through a cypress swamp to the canoe trail—it does not loop back. The Peggy Park Trail features a self-guided. The elevated boardwalk runs along the boat ramp, leading to an elevated lookout tower for a scenic overview of Lake Tarpon. Swimming is prohibited inside the park.

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Stay tuned as we release the aerial video over the next view days in the meantime check out the album for all of the aerial photographs of the park.

Davis Park Album Published

Davis Park - Brandon FL

DroneVU Studios went on location to Davis park at 600 Mook St, Brandon, FL 33510 to create another segment of the Landmark Series. The album for Davis Park is now available.

Davis Park is a rustic 15 acre park that runs along Lake Mead. Davis Park is a bird lover’s paradise which is filled with Egret, Heron, Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and gulls. On occasion you may see Gopher Tortoises and an occasional marsh rabbit.

There are restrooms, a few pavilions, some grills and a playground for the kids.  The quiet paved roads are perfect for short bike rides, roller blading, or just taking a nice walk.

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Largo Central Park – One Million Christmas Lights

Aerial Picture of Christmas Lights
Aerial Picture of Christmas Lights

DroneVU Studios went on location to Largo Central Park located at 101 Central Park Drive, Largo FL 33771 to capture aerial footage of the park’s over One Million Christmas lights.

Unfortunately the lighting was not enough to shoot in video, but we did manage to obtain some great aerial still photographs of the entire park using our drones.

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