Prior to the Premier’s snap lockdown in Brisbane this weekend, I found myself in this small looped street in Coorparoo during a delivery shift. It looked interesting enough from the ground, and I was running ahead of schedule, so I just had to check it out from the air! CASA height restrictions are 120 metres above the ground, and in complying with these, I couldn’t get the whole area in one frame, so took the opportunity to practice a multi-row panorama. Never having done this before, I took a couple of runs worth of photos, hoping that at least some would line up.
After a couple of attempts in Lightroom, I finally came upon a combination that the program would accept, and came up with this shot. The full quality image came to 6,860×3,859 and 31.9 MB! And that was with a bit of cropping. Now that I know this is possible, I’ll consider doing it for more of my photos, as it allows for much more megapixels in the final image than just taking a single shot.
Started flying in early 2006, and flying jets since the end of 2008. Just under 10 years on the Airbus A330, and was flying the A380 since Christmas 2018 until this virus mess.
Into just about everything aviation/space related!
Got my CASA RePL (Remote Pilot Licence) in October 2020, and am operating the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mini 2 for aerial photography around South East Queensland.
Currently stood down indefinitely from flying work due to the COVID-19-related economic catastrophe. Doing some odd-jobs on the internet to keep up some cashflow, and have started work in a bottleshop. Studying iOS (Swift) development online through RMIT to get a formal credential in the field, and have started a Data Analytics online course.