One of the great pleasures on a calm day in the air is reflections off ponds and lakes. Here you see the trees and clouds so clearly that a bird crossing the lower center shows up with its reflection. Due to the flat angles, those on the ground see the water but very little of any reflections, just variations in color. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
Many designs that are clear in plans do not show as you drive or walk across. Here is the flag island in front of the Robson Sales office. While nice to see with the flags flapping, it takes an aerial view to see the patterns in the concrete and to appreciate the style and effort of the designer. This view is slightly enhanced to bring out the lines in the concrete. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
Here is a normal photograph from the Sales office to the front gate. It is not a panoramic or wide angle. You can see how fast detail fades with distance, especially when printed in this format. But with the drone, you can always fly down and take a look at anything legal that interests you; no accidents, fires, or other problems that require official response and where your drone can be more than a nuisance. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
This ball panoramic is centered over the flags of the Sales office. It does show the entirety of Robson Denton, including new lots under construction. While I love the colors and general unique look, it is certainly not useful in seeing how the community is laid out. This is one of many photos automatically generated by the computer in the drone. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
You certainly cannot see all the model homes at once without a view from the air. Here is the model home village with the Sales office at the far end. The dirt road, which allows ongoing construction of new models, ensures prospective owners of an unobstructed view as they walk the road between and into the models. The pond with dual fountains adds to the charm. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
I find the expansion here at Robson extremely interesting. From the air, you can see the process as it evolves. Here, Block 20 is almost built out, and new lots along Robson Crossing, Iron Bark, and Drinkwater Streets are being developed. An existing pond is sculpted with landscape and drains, as it is surrounded by lots, streets, and walk paths. The lots shown are not yet available, but you can see the plans, process, and progress with all the GPS-guided equipment and variety of skilled workers. (Photo by Dennis Brooks)
There are a number of reasons to use drones for photography. While there are many commercial and official reasons, I will cover a few for recreational drone flyers, illustrated with photographs. This article is for all of Robson, not just Texas. All photos were taken by me with DJI drones, for my pleasure. I am sharing them to bring others to the Drone Club.
Showing all of Robson Denton in one photo would have to cover two full pages to show any detail at all. You can get such photos—I have taken photos across the community from all four corners and all the sides, but it takes a large screen and still requires enlargements.
I hope you have enjoyed the photographs and the way drone pilots can view their surroundings from a different point of view.