While I was out working on the filed the other day I ended up crossing the Mendota Bridge, over on State Highway 55. Going over the bridge reminded me that I never really thought about using bridges for drone lift of. They are another great place where flying drones makes a lot of sense because you’re quite high to begin with, at least if you find a bridge that goes over a deep canyon, which Mendota Bridge certainly is.
Bridge photography and why it’s good thing
For the time being I don’t have any pics that I’ve taken using this method. I didn’t have my drone with me while the idea struck me, and I haven’t had the time to visit a bridge since then.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Aerial photography from a bridge like this is easy to pull of because you’re already quite high to begin with when you’re on the bridge. You don’t even need any kind of drone equipment. Just get up high and record the beauty of the canyon down below.
Drone does help get better footage of the area and you can cover the landscape a bit better. Also you can cover the underside of the bridge with the drone. I’m not sure why, but I was always curious about how exactly does the bottom side of a bridge looks like. Now I’ll be able to find out. Expect bridge aerial photo shoot very soon.