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Dramatic drought vs full pool lake video
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RonBurk
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Some of you may remember the video I posted back in October of Lake Purdy (one of two main water sources for Birmingham, Alabama) when we were in a severe drought. I went back to the lake last week on the first day it was measured at full pool and shot some more video. I've edited the two together for a direct comparison, it's quite dramatic!

Video shot with a P3P, no filters, edited in Adobe Premiere Elements.
2017-4-4 15:37:26
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DJI-Jamie
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The composition of your shots are nicely done, thanks for sharing.
2017-4-4 22:22:50
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TPVAerials
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Wow, what a dramatic difference! Your video shows an excellent comparison of the two ends of the spectrum for the lake!
2017-4-5 06:19:14
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Badbobstikibar
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Nice work. Glad to see that you are out of the drought.  Plus The lake looks a lot better full for sure. Thx


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2017-4-5 08:25:21
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RonBurk
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-4-4 22:22
The composition of your shots are nicely done, thanks for sharing.

Thanks! I appreciate you watching.
2017-4-5 10:38:12
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RonBurk
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TPVAerials Posted at 2017-4-5 06:19
Wow, what a dramatic difference! Your video shows an excellent comparison of the two ends of the spectrum for the lake!

Yes, the lake level usually drops a good bit in the late summer, but this year we went over 70 days without rain and it reached an all time low. Fortunately we're having a rainy spring and it recovered quickly.
2017-4-5 10:42:43
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Hi RonBurk,
What a fantastic idea brilliantly executed.  Inspirational, you've given me food for thought about how I can present future projects.  Simple, yet very effective and a pleasure to watch, unlike a side by side or under and over comparison I was dredging it would be when I started to play it.  Excellent job, your timing between scenes is ideal I believe.
2017-4-5 12:41:21
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pritchiedotcom Posted at 2017-4-5 12:41
Hi RonBurk,
What a fantastic idea brilliantly executed.  Inspirational, you've given me food for thought about how I can present future projects.  Simple, yet very effective and a pleasure to watch, unlike a side by side or under and over comparison I was dredging it would be when I started to play it.  Excellent job, your timing between scenes is ideal I believe.

Hello Pritchiedotcom, thank you for taking the time to watch (even though you thought you may not like it to start with) and your kind comment. I appreciate the attention you gave to my idea.
2017-4-6 10:19:23
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Nicely done, quite interesting. Give a copy to your State Environmental Department as a good will gesture.
2017-4-7 03:34:35
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Very nice video and incredible recovery. Just curious, how long does it it take for the lake to be back to full stock (fish) after such a drought? A bit off topic but the video made me wonder
2017-4-7 03:59:22
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Excellent composition. Easy to watch this great video. How did the drought impact the fish population? Thanks for demonstrating how a professional video should be composed!
2017-4-7 06:04:30
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manfredo Posted at 2017-4-7 03:59
Very nice video and incredible recovery. Just curious, how long does it it take for the lake to be back to full stock (fish) after such a drought? A bit off topic but the video made me wonder

Manfredo, I don't think the fish population suffered too much. There was still a fairly large (the deepest) section of the lake that maintained a sufficient level. This lake is open for fishing 6 days a week and they never closed during the drought. Currently on their web page they are showing many photos of fish that have been caught. And, just FYI, since this lake is used for drinking water for the city, they allow no private boats, no canoes or kayaks. You MUST rent one of their boats when you go there. Thanks for watching!
2017-4-7 06:06:34
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DesertDave
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Great job of before and after comparisons. I'm also glad Lake Purdy is back.
2017-4-7 07:33:49
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RonBurk
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m1shootr Posted at 2017-4-7 06:04
Excellent composition. Easy to watch this great video. How did the drought impact the fish population? Thanks for demonstrating how a professional video should be composed!

Thank you! I appreciate your kind remarks. See other response about fish population.
2017-4-8 07:19:05
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sky wombat
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great to see the contrast Ron, it really gives a good sense of the place.
2017-4-9 03:21:47
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Aussie4220
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nice work, cheers
2017-4-9 05:18:43
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Dixon75
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Wow! Brilliant! Awesome video!
2017-4-9 13:28:40
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fans98fe40d4
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I like the mixture of 2 shoots presented side by sdie it tells the recovery story.
2017-4-13 13:00:55
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fans98fe40d4 Posted at 2017-4-13 13:00
I like the mixture of 2 shoots presented side by sdie it tells the recovery story.

...and thanks for watching and commenting!
2017-4-14 20:06:42
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Drone Lady
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So well done!  Best before and after comparison I've seen. Editing was impressive. And also a thanks to Lake Purdy for being a great subject!
2017-4-16 11:26:19
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