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2022-06-09 Bard Lake Sunset
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DarthSLR
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As some of you might recall, I recently started to venture farther away from my homestead for the sunset shots.
You might also recall that I started visiting an area called Sunset Hills located about a mile away, which features a small body of water called Bard Lake.

I have got into my head that I want to take sunset pictures from above that lake.

Distance-wise it's ok, as it's less than two miles away.
But the real obstacle was that the lake is located behind a 500+ft hill. Naturally, there was no way I could control the drone from my driveway through that mass of rock.

Today I reckoned the sunset would be at least B-, so I started a bit earlier than usual, drove to the hill, hiked to the top (for some reason "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel comes to mind), set up a folding chair and went about flying and shooting.

For this first outing, my primary goals were to see if the whole thing is at all possible. And if it was, to recon some angles and spots.
The main concern was the control, as the hill is pretty steep on the lakeside and I was not sure I would have a line of sight.
Luckily I quickly found the spot I recalled from my prior visits that provided me with enough visibility.

All in all, the sunset turned out to be a solid B, I didn't drown my drone (even though lost control at one point and had to rely on good old RTH to regain it) and even came back with some pictures.
Below are a few frames from tonight.

#1 The Bard Lake



#2 Looking East



#3 Looking North



#4 360 pano



#5 Last sight



Thank you for stopping by!



6-9 21:54
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DAFlys
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3 and 5 for me are stunning shots Darth.  
6-9 23:13
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Fantastic images,and a great new location.
6-9 23:27
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Hello there DarthSLR. Good day and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos that you have shot. Great capture and keep flying. .
6-10 02:20
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Wow, what a collection of spectacular sunset shots Darth.      Looks like you've found a new favorite spot.  
6-10 03:19
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DAFlys Posted at 6-9 23:13
3 and 5 for me are stunning shots Darth.

Thank you!
6-10 06:07
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Blériot53 Posted at 6-9 23:27
Fantastic images,and a great new location.

Thank you!
I still need to play more around to get more comfortable.
6-10 06:08
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DJI Stephen Posted at 6-10 02:20
Hello there DarthSLR. Good day and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos that you have shot. Great capture and keep flying.  .

Thank you!
6-10 06:08
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-10 03:19
Wow, what a collection of spectacular sunset shots Darth.      Looks like you've found a new favorite spot.

Thank you!
I always wanted to do that, now with the drone I actually can.
6-10 06:10
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DarthSLR Posted at 6-10 06:10
Thank you!
I always wanted to do that, now with the drone I actually can.

You're very welcome Darth.    

6-10 06:48
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Blériot53 Posted at 6-9 23:27
Fantastic images,and a great new location.

Cool shots Darth, love the reflection from the sunset on the lake.
6-10 06:54
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Fred Fred Fred Posted at 6-10 06:54
Cool shots Darth, love the reflection from the sunset on the lake.

Thank you, Fred!
Reflection was the main reason I wanted to do this...
6-10 06:58
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DarthSLR Posted at 6-10 06:08
Thank you!
I still need to play more around to get more comfortable.

Keep up the good work
6-10 07:00
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Fred Fred Fred Posted at 6-10 06:54
Cool shots Darth, love the reflection from the sunset on the lake.

Oops you sent me that message by mistake
6-10 07:01
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Wow.
Stunning!
6-10 08:04
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Thank you!
Having body of water always helps...
6-10 10:43
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Blériot53 Posted at 6-10 07:01
Oops you sent me that message by mistake

Yeah I’m sorry Bleriot, I saw that when Darth responded to my comment and I didn’t even realize it.
6-10 20:03
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Very nice shots and nice to see other subjects as well.
6-10 21:49
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Fred Fred Fred Posted at 6-10 20:03
Yeah I’m sorry Bleriot, I saw that when Darth responded to my comment and I didn’t even realize it.

No worries. It made me smile. I've dsone the same thing myself occasionally
6-10 22:29
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You're very welcome.
6-11 00:38
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Depp Posted at 6-10 21:49
Very nice shots and nice to see other subjects as well.

Thank you!
6-11 05:24
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Hi there DarthSLR. You are very much welcome and thank you for the reply. Have a safe and a happy flying always. .
6-12 21:43
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Beautiful!
6-14 08:29
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Thank you!
6-15 05:40
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Amazing views and colours! Brilliant pics!
6-15 13:45
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Drone + Wide Angle + Sunset = Spectacular! Cloud formations and colors make these outstanding sunset shots!
6-16 04:36
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HGDC84 Posted at 6-15 13:45
Amazing views and colours! Brilliant pics!

Thank you!
6-16 06:03
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TaBarang Posted at 6-16 04:36
Drone + Wide Angle + Sunset = Spectacular! Cloud formations and colors make these outstanding sunset shots!

Thanks! Yeah, panos make it for usable images!
6-16 06:04
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Not only good shots Darth but I like you approach 'set up a folding chair '. Now next move will be an esky (chilly bin or whatever they are called locally), an umbrella and the side kick (someone has to operate the barbeque).  
6-16 18:17
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sky wombat Posted at 6-16 18:17
Not only good shots Darth but I like you approach 'set up a folding chair '. Now next move will be an esky (chilly bin or whatever they are called locally), an umbrella and the side kick (someone has to operate the barbeque).

Lol, that would be for pros, I'm only an amateur ;)
6-17 06:07
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Amazing Shots !!
6-17 07:57
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Thank you, captain!
6-17 10:21
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6-18 05:40
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So impressive!  You set the bar high.
6-18 11:15
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shadetree8 Posted at 6-18 11:15
So impressive!  You set the bar high.

Thank you! you're too kind.  
6-18 17:24
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Good work catching the sunrise.  Thank you.
6-19 06:10
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azswift Posted at 6-19 06:10
Good work catching the sunrise.  Thank you.

Thank you!
It was a sunset though
6-19 06:17
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Hey.  I never heard of Bard lake.  Where is it located?  Just curious cuz it is my last name.  By the way your shots are amazing!!!
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