MOAB: A FAMILY, A VAN & A DRONE
After our recent wave of snow storms, it seems like last week happened so very long ago with its brown landscapes, warm temperatures, and noticeable lack of snow. We had just cancelled our reservations in Sun Valley for Thanksgiving and quickly pondered our options. It didn't take us long to realize all our collective thoughts lead us to the same conclusion; a van trip to Moab.
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at home in the Wasatch, then set off early the next day. Putting our lives in the hands of our teenaged daughter, she steered Miss BAV'y southward, but her awesome mix tape kept our nerves calm (distracted?) and our spirits high. In less than 5 hours we were on a hike to see an arch. The trip ended up being a quick whirlwind of fun times (despite being woken up by a highway patrol officer and told we had to move to a campground...is sleeping in a big white van actually camping?, I ask).
The trip also allowed me to test a few settings on my drone. The Phantom 4 is so much better than previous models with its biggest advantages over older models being ease of use, reliability, and an integrated camera without the distortion of a GoPro. The MOAB video is nothing more than a fun excuse to practice my drone "flying" skills and my drone editing skills. All footage was shot in 4K at 24fps. In hindsight I should have shot it in 30p for smoother pans. In the future I want to test the 1080p60 and 1080p120 modes, but the draw to shoot 4K all the time is just so darned appealing I don't know how soon I'll get to those modes.