Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a drone and a remote control on a pier
Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

A memory from the early days of amateur drone flying (and filming) back in June 2013. I don’t think affordable drones with built in cameras existed back then, instead it was a GoPro in a plastic holder (which you had to start filming before you took off and stop after you landed, as there was no remote. Also no video stream to a display. You just pointed the drone into the vague direction you wanted to film and hoped for the best). Still, filmed this video of Port Charlotte from the air on the day I took this picture. A bit shaky and wobbly, but that was all we had back then.

The Atlantic off Saligo Bay in the gloaming, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the sea off a coast in the gloaming, seen from a droneA June evening on the west coast of Islay, high above Saligo Bay with a drone, just after sunset. The last light of the gloaming illuminating the sky and reflecting on the sea. The Atlantic stretching out into the distance.

Saligo and Loch Gorm in the gloaming from the air, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a bay with a beach and a freshwater loch in the last light of the gloamingA June evening on the west coast of Islay, very late in the evening, just after sunset in the last light of the gloaming. Saligo Bay with its beach below us, Saligo River flowing into the sea towards the right. Loch Gorm in the distance. Jura in the far distance with the Paps of Jura towards the left.