Last night we took the quadcopter to our favorite beach-side restaurant, taking a little flight before dinner. It promised to be a great sunset, but as these things go it fizzled. Although a bit disappointed that I was not going to capture one of Isla Mujeres’ stunning sunsets, I still flew a bit to get a feel for how to get the best angles on marinas, the ferry, restaurants, etc.
As I was bringing the quadcopter back in towards the pier at Restaurante Velazquez, it dawned on me that I am learning how to fly in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. People look forward to coming to Isla for a week or two every year, and I live here every day (for the next few months, at least).
Recently, these words actually crossed my lips, “I think I need something a little more exciting to photograph than the same old Caribbean again and again…” I should smack myself for even thinking that thought!
This location is a double edged sword. Yes, it is a beautiful place, making it easy to shoot wonderful, grand images. You don’t have to work hard to find a fantastic photo opportunity. Of course, that is the downside… it does not facilitate learning how to turn a mediocre location into a fantastic photo opportunity!
Then again, my goal is to spend as much time in similar, beautiful areas… so I may just have to concede the mediocre locations…