Category Archives: Photography

High-quality photos and videos made using drones.

Canadian Hiker pleads guilty to using drone in Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to operating a drone in the High Peaks Wilderness in the Adirondacks, according to the Adirondack Explorer.

Keven Descheneaux, of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, violated environmental conservation regulations. A forest ranger ticketed Descheneaux on June 17 for flying a drone near the ranger’s outpost in the Johns Brook valley.

The Adirondack Explorer reports that Descheneaux is the first to be convicted of operating a drone in the Forest Preserve.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is currently working on drone regulations for the Forest Preserve, however, Descheneaux violated state laws that already prohibits any unauthorized person to operate a motorized equipment in wilderness, primitive, primitive bicycle corridor and canoe areas within the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.

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The Rise of the “Silver Soarer” – those aged 50 and over.

It is often assumed that stereotypically younger people tend to be the first to adopt new technologies, the majority of drone users in the UK (31%) are aged 55 and over, compared to just one in ten (10%) who are aged 18-24, according to research published in the Drone Usage Report 2017 by leading drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retailer, DronesDirect.co.uk.

Those aged 45-54 are the next most likely to own a drone (28%) while just 12% of 25-34-year-olds own this type of technology. One in five (19%) 35-44 year olds say they currently own a drone.

68% of those who had started droning in the past 12 months credited photography as the reason for taking up the hobby.

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Drone images capture the natural beauty of Lithuania.

Martynas Charevicius, who’s based in the capital city, Vilnius, Lithuania has used a drone to soar above his homeland and capture stunning aerial views.

Covering a number of local destinations, including the Zverynas Bridge and the rural Salkininkai village, the collection shows both the rural and the man-made at their best.

From lush, green fields to historic churches and dramatic cityscapes, each is drenched in early-morning natural light for maximum effect. Mr Charevicius told MailOnline Travel: ‘Lithuania is still the perfect destination for the nature lover. Small, yet easily accessible and picturesque.’

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