Drone photography: East Surrey landscape

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An example of drone photography using a DJI Phantom: looking out across East Surrey from Gatton Park, Reigate.

Earlier this week I paid a brief visit to Gatton Park near Reigate in East Surrey. I was presented with this scene and as luck would have it, I just so happened to have my newly-purchased toy with me: a DJI Phantom drone.

This example of drone photography was taken from 80 metres in the air looking south. I love the perspective: the 50/50 mix of land and sky.

I also love how clearly you can see the hills in the distance. While a stone’s throw from London, it shows just how quickly the urban environment becomes rural (and what a beautiful rural environment it is).

You can expect to see some more drone photography on this blog in future as I improve my techniques. I’m really enjoying flying my drone and using it to take pictures and shoot video, but I have more to learn.

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26 thoughts on “Drone photography: East Surrey landscape”

  1. Fab shot. I can’t wait sit to see more. I interviewed a documentary film maker (Mark Dodd) who used a drone for the first time in his latest project and the shots are amazing. I think there is so much potential there. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Oh did you really? Now I’ve got a drone, I can see just how much they are used for TV and documentary filming. They’re an every day tool now for many.

  2. Hi John, how exciting! I can imagine that the photo possibilities using a drone are endless and fun to capture too. Do you have control over what shots are taken or is it pot luck. Either way I look forward to seeing more.


    1. You can control the shots, yes, You use an app synched with a wireless device (phone of iPad). With the higher-end drones you also get control over aperture, exposure etc. They really are fantastic if you are into photography or video.

    1. Drones open up so many different perspectives. They have to be used responsibly though. I love it. It’s going to get lots of use!

    1. Oh yes, it is a shiny new toy! Took a bit of getting used to but it is a great device, especially for video and photography.

    1. It provides an awesome perspective. I’d love to send the drone up one day to catch a sun rise. Watch this space!

  3. Great shot John.

    I must say I did initially wonder what all the fuss about Drones was!

    Now that I’ve seen a few photos and more videos shot by them I’m hankering after one of my own.

    I look forward to seeing more of your drone photography.


  4. Wow. Its been years since I’ve been there! Amazing shot. The height is incredible.

    Sorry for the late comment. Hope to see you tomorrow #mysundayphoto

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