A photo collection of joyful animals that I've been lucky enough to encounter during the past years. Normally I'm not in search of animals to take pictures off but sometimes it just happens.
As promised, here is the compilation video of several spots in Puerto Rico recorded with the DJI Phantom 2 with the Zenmuse Gimbal H3-2D and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. Among the places included are Hato Rey, Puente de Trujillo Alto, Escambrón Beach, Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera, Dorado beach East, Dorado Ritz Reserve, Condado, Faro Punta Tunas, Torrimar, Isla de Cabras, Orocovis, and Lago Carraizo. More to come!
"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."
The world consist of constant movement and change, and we're bound to be reactionaries of those circumstances. This modern live have taught us to move on almost as fast paced as technology, however what's left behind in decay has its own silent compelling story.
In this 1st out of 2 parts compilation I'm posting several places all located on Puerto Rico where instead of the 'traditional' paradise we see on advertisements you get the chance to meet a gritty, abandoned side that still inspires beauty and grace (or at least to some). Read the footnotes for a description of the place where each photo was taken.
Amazing sunrise at 'El Castillo San Felipe del Morro' in San Juan Puerto Rico. As mentioned in the post before I'll be publishing some videos (once a week) showcasing amazing locations that distinguish Puerto Rico as a unique place in world and the caribbean. The background music is from my experimental audio project called Dead Hands on a Piano feel free to check it out.
New technologies like smart RC quadcopters and high quality lightweight cameras has made aerial productions more accessible and cost effective. For instance the GoPro Hero 3 Black Editiion which has an impressive capacity of recording 4k in Protune format or the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a dynamic range of 15 stops are great examples of how an emerging market is shifting towards versatile and more affordable products. On the other hand we find cheaper, easier to fly quadcopters with integrated cameras/ gps and sudenly its a match from heaven (or in this case for heavens). Now indie producers, freelancers, and limited budget productions can benefit from this new trend. Personally I've found so much fun and satisfaction flying my DJI Phantom 2 because not only I get to film and experience this amazing alternate point of view but also makes me want to go places and enjoy the many diversity of nature, city and beach that Puerto Rico has to offer. Soon I'll be posting several videos from where I took the screenshots for this post. In the meanwhile you can watch the demo reel in this link.
Here are some of my favorite spots to visit when the heat is up and the sun shines upon Puerto Rico's beaches.