Check out this amazing drone photo of Jacksonville, FL above the fog taken by aerial photographer Seth Langner on December 28 of last year.
Jacksonville above the fog captured by DJI Mavic 2 Pro
On December 28, 2020, around 8 am Seth Langner steed outside and saw a thick fog layer that had become suffused with beautiful sunlight. As a professional photographer and drone pilot, Seth noticed the beauty right away and launched his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.
On the DJI Go 4 app, he watched his drone ascent through the layer of fog until it broke through and a magical view of Jacksonville appeared on his screen.
The entire flight only lasted a few minutes but it was enough to capture this amazing aerial photo of only the highest buildings popping through the fog and basking in the morning sunlight.
“It was one of those right-place, right-time situations,” Langner said, according to Jacksonville.com. “I knew I had an amazing shot, an iconic image of Jacksonville. As a photographer, that’s the moment you live for”
“I think the way the city is sort of sitting in the clouds, and the top two-thirds of the frame is just open bright blue cloudless sky, it almost makes the city look miniature, like a toy,” Langner said about the drone photo. “Any time in our world, when we’re confronted with an illusion or something that looks like that, it snaps us out of our mundane day-to-day way of looking at the world. And that’s what’s going on there. There’s some magic there. There’s magic all around us.”
While the photo is indeed amazing, please keep in mind that as a drone pilot flying under Part 107, you need to maintain a visual line of sight of your drone at all times, unless you have a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Flying through fog will likely be seen by the FAA as reckless drone flying which could result in fines.
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Photos: Bob Self / Florida Times-Union and Seth Langner