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Montfrooij
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And with that title I have 2 meanings.
As you might be able to see, it was raining when I took this picture.
Pushing the Mavic to what I consider the limit....
But also the engine that is pushing the wagons back on the siding so they can be unloaded

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2-7 13:49
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Nice shot. pretty brave flying in rain.
2-7 19:19
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Cool shot, you like your trains
2-7 20:04
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Woe Posted at 2-7 19:19
Nice shot. pretty brave flying in rain.

Thanks Woe.
A man gotta do what a man gotta do.
I'm flying in the rain, I'm flying in the rain.
What a glorious feeling.
I'm catching a train
2-7 23:18
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Unless you mentioned the rain, other than the wet ground you would never know
2-8 01:39
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ShermanFlyer Posted at 2-7 20:04
Cool shot, you like your trains

Thanks!
Yes I do
2-8 02:09
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Atlas_Aus Posted at 2-8 01:39
Unless you mentioned the rain, other than the wet ground you would never know

Hahahaha.
On the full resolution image, you still see the drops falling.
2-8 07:11
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Montfrooij Posted at 2-7 23:18
Thanks Woe.
A man gotta do what a man gotta do.
I'm flying in the rain, I'm flying in the rain.

Great shot! Yes, you are brave indeed.
2-8 07:24
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Nice shot Monty! The closest I've flown in the rain was mist from a waterfall I'm not sure I would do it in a sustained downpour. What kind of rain were you in? Little bitty stingin’ rain,  big ol’ fat rain or rain that flew in sideways?
2-8 07:34
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Hello Montfrooij, Excellent shot! Thanks for sharing.
2-8 08:45
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It's official Monty.... you've gone mad, flying in the rain, but still it's a great shot, so there's method to the madness.
2-8 08:58
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Flyingcougar Posted at 2-8 07:24
Great shot! Yes, you are brave indeed.

Hahahahaha.
Thanks!
2-8 13:26
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BHProductions Posted at 2-8 07:34
Nice shot Monty! The closest I've flown in the rain was mist from a waterfall I'm not sure I would do it in a sustained downpour. What kind of rain were you in? Little bitty stingin’ rain,  big ol’ fat rain or rain that flew in sideways?

Something in between I guess.
I was raining severely right before the train arrived (we had been waiting for about 1 hour that morning I guess), but it went to 'mild' rain.
You will see in the video I have yet to edit.
2-8 13:27
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M2Wair Posted at 2-8 08:58
It's official Monty.... you've gone mad, flying in the rain, but still it's a great shot, so there's method to the madness.

Hahahahahahahaha
Thanks John.
There is a story behind this behavior I guess.
This is the location where I spend the most time waiting for trains as a kid.
I think we made at least 20 visits to this station, starting when I was 14 years old.
The first visit was with nothing more than an old VHS camera, producing only mediocre footage. But I'm very glad I still have that footage. (1995)

Moving to a Hi-8, Mini DV and Full HD camera I captured the same freight train over and over again.
The grass got taller, as did the trees, but the train still looked the same.
Now this last visit I had a drone (finally) BUT, I also knew it would be my last time.

Even though we love the area, the campsite we stayed looked worse every year.
No maintenance and lack of visitors tell the story of 'the end' of an era for me.
So when I did the math and knew this would probably be the only time I could have a chance of capturing this train with a drone I really had to catch it.
Everywhere in Sweden these little stations are closing down, so next time (in who knows how many years) there probably won't be a train here anymore.

I was not planning on a kamikaze action, since the weather looked very nice when we arrived that morning, but the train was late and all of a sudden a big black cloud arrived over the hills.
Thunder and rain started to ruin my only hope of a drone shot from this place, but right when the horn sounded that warned us the train was coming, it felt like the worst was over.

So I rushed to start the MP and hoped for the best.
And he performed without a flaw!
The lighting was not the best and there were some drops on the lens (you will see in the video someday), but I am super lucky that I managed to take these shots.

So yes, I've gone a little mad.....
2-8 13:38
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Great story Montfrooij! What is life without a little madness...boring.
2-8 13:51
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Flyingcougar Posted at 2-8 13:51
Great story Montfrooij! What is life without a little madness...boring.

Thanks.
Very true
2-8 14:06
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Montfrooij Posted at 2-8 13:27
Something in between I guess.
I was raining severely right before the train arrived (we had been waiting for about 1 hour that morning I guess), but it went to 'mild' rain.
You will see in the video I have yet to edit.

cool! I look forward to seeing it.
2-11 22:42
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BHProductions Posted at 2-11 22:42
cool! I look forward to seeing it.

Me too actually!
2-11 23:26
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Cool shot. My trainspotter friends from work would be delighted.
2-13 12:47
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Actually, in a way, the train seems to be waiting for you to get that right shot, just for you  Loved your rendition of Mr. Kelly's big hit, and some things change, ah . . . but - we - have those fond memories.  Thanks for sharing Sir.
2-13 14:48
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Cool! I too did some flying in the rain recently.

You might try converting it into a "miniature" shot, I think the effect would work really well here.
2-13 15:50
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Great shot, this drone is so awesome to where pushing its limit is so easy and enjoyable.
2-13 16:45
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Avea PRO Posted at 2-13 12:47
Cool shot. My trainspotter friends from work would be delighted.

Thanks a lot
Wait until you see the video (I have to edit it first hahahahahaha)
2-13 23:49
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Illuminations Posted at 2-13 15:50
Cool! I too did some flying in the rain recently.

You might try converting it into a "miniature" shot, I think the effect would work really well here.

Thanks.
Yes, that would work great.
Here is one example from the same moment.
https://forum.dji.com/thread-172788-1-1.html
2-13 23:50
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Seeing no power lines.... This is diesel engine I guess.
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Lucas775 Posted at 2-13 16:45
Great shot, this drone is so awesome to where pushing its limit is so easy and enjoyable.

Thanks a lot and I agree.
Awesome drone!
2-14 00:27
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2-14 00:10
Seeing no power lines.... This is diesel engine I guess.

True.
Diesel lines are my fav
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Montfrooij Posted at 2-14 00:27
True.
Diesel lines are my fav

Still can't beat romanticism of steam machines.
2-14 02:08
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2-14 02:08
Still can't beat romanticism of steam machines.

True!   
2-14 02:59
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Cool shot
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Thanks Mavic!
2-15 01:00
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Your welcome
2-15 01:20
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Cool train photo as always Montfrooij!
2-15 01:50
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Bing Err Posted at 2-15 01:50
Cool train photo as always Montfrooij!

Thanks a lot!
2-15 03:35
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Montfrooij Posted at 2-13 23:50
Thanks.
Yes, that would work great.
Here is one example from the same moment.

Awesome!
2-17 09:44
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Thank you!
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