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Sky king: Drone photography opens up vistas not available to earthbound cameras

By on March 31, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
One of my favorite places to photograph is the George Sellar Bridge. It is a unique design and the fact that it connects the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee together.

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By Ron Medeiros

I have always been interested in photography but had never taken the time to take pictures or even learn anything about it. 

Then, two years ago, I met up with a few friends who had drones and got a “crash” course in how to fly. They inspired me to purchase one. 

My first few flights were short and just a quick picture here and there. In the beginning, I was just learning to fly and practicing with the camera. 

One of the first things I noticed after I started taking pictures was how much more I could get into a photo and how I could capture angles and areas that were difficult to get from a traditional camera. 

What is more the epitome of spring than the Apple Blossom Festival? This photo shows the carnival in the arena parking lot at sunset with the mountains in the background. After living in the Valley for over 10 years, this has become a symbol of what the Valley is about.

As I have learned how to take photos with my drones, I have also learned a lot about how to edit them to bring out the best in the picture.

It was my friend, Jason Wiegand of Moto JW Photography, who really helped develop my talent and love for taking landscape photos. He also taught me how to fly and work the camera. 

Taken in April during spring break. I love how the lake is low enough that you can see the green of the water contrasted off the blue of the sky. 
The cross is a symbol of hope; it can be seen across the Valley. My inspiration for this picture was to get the perspective of the cross — what does the cross see as it looks out over the Wenatchee Valley?

Drones get such negative press sometimes. But in truth there is so much more a drone can be used for. It can be used to take landscape photos, like I do. But drones are also often used now in search and rescue. 

Now I enjoy visiting locations all around Washington State and capturing the beauty of this wonderful state we live in. In the future I hope to be able to visit more locations and photograph the beauty there also. 

When not taking aerial photos, Ron Medeiros — a husband to a supportive wife Rachel and a father of three daughters (Maddie, Samantha and Josephine) — works at the Ford Dealership in East Wenatchee. 

 More of his photos can be seen at rmphotoz.com.

I have always wondered what trees would look like from up above, looking down. Drone photography makes that possible. This picture was taken in the fall when all the leaves were changing and falling to the forest floor below. 

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