Droning Mauritius – Episode Five

I guess no introduction is necessary now after four other posts dedicated to my drone sessions (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 & Episode 4) around the island and this fifth episode continues the journey in a similar way of explore and discover.

The Bois Cheri Crater Lake

On a quick trip to obtain some video footage of the Bois Cheri restaurant and surroundings for a wedding reception covered there, with 75 Studio, we set off the drone on the opposite side of the lake and droned around for some minutes. Things covered and battery remaining, some captures were welcome. Among other shots, I found this hovering view over the bunch of ducks in the lake quite interesting.

Drone Mauritius - Bois Cheri Crater Lake

Drone Mauritius – Bois Cheri Crater Lake

The Caudan Waterfront Yatch Dock

After leaving Bois Cheri, I had a quick portrait session at the Caudan Waterfront for a friend, and session completed, and one battery still unused for the drone, why not play around a little?

Drone Mauritius - Caudan Yatch

Drone Mauritius – Caudan Yatch

The Tamarin Falls Reservoir

On another day, one lazy afternoon this picture idea of the Seven Waterfalls of Henrietta came to my mind and I took the drone for a spin. While hovering the region and the waterfalls, I also noticed the reservoir further away and decided to get a creative shot all along.

Drone Mauritius - Tamarind Falls Reservoir

Drone Mauritius – Tamarind Falls Reservoir

The Seven Waterfalls of Henrietta

This same day on the 2nd attempt while the sun was setting down over the horizon, I captured the two top waterfalls nearest to the reservoir.

Drone Mauritius - Seven Waterfalls

Drone Mauritius – Seven Waterfalls

The Pyramid of Plaine Magnien

While this had been covered in this post, I shared this image of the pyramid of Plaine Magnien due to the green fields around it. This shot was taken one early winter Saturday morning.

Drone Mauritius - Pyramid of Plaine Magnien

Drone Mauritius – Pyramid of Plaine Magnien

The Chamarel Falls

I had been eager to achieve a footage on top of the famous waterfall of Chamarel and on my second attempt to this place I managed to get something I like.

The Maconde Viewpoint

That same day after visiting the Chamarel falls, I took the meandering roads towards Chamouny up to Baie Du Cap. I was eager to capture this iconic place from the air and among lots of other interesting shots, my favorite was a rather close-up view over the stairs to the triangulation point.

Drone Mauritius - Maconde Point - Baie du Cap

Drone Mauritius – Maconde Point – Baie du Cap

Poste Lafayette & Roches Noires

Having a wedding to cover at Poste Lafayette, with 75Studio, we set off early morning to cover the saffran ceremony. Unfortunately since the wedding was also a couple of hours later we had no choice to stand-by around instead of going back home and come again later. On the other side, I also seized the opportunity to capture the one and only aeolian farm of the island by drone.

Drone Mauritius - Roches Noires Aeolian Farm

Drone Mauritius – Roches Noires Aeolian Farm

The Villa where the ceremony took place also rather beautifully surrounded and some more images were most welcome.

Drone Mauritius - Pointe Lafayette Dune Villa

Drone Mauritius – Pointe Lafayette Dune Villa

The Jetty of Bois Des Amourettes

This place had been on my drone-list for quite some time but couldn’t find any free slot to actually visit the place. Somehow, during a nearby customer assignment, I seized the opportunity and flew around. The weather was very nice and among other shots, I loved that one with 4 strangers shadowing around.

Drone Mauritius - Bois Des Amourettes Jetty

Drone Mauritius – Bois Des Amourettes Jetty

The Ship Burial Ground of Port Louis West.

Long ago, before even having a drone, while climbing the Signal Mountain I noticed some ship-wrecks or rather buried-ships around the west side of Port Louis, all at different places from Sables Noires up to Bain des Dames. After some serious calculations, I chose that day when the tide was lowest during a sunset and set off to capture a couple of buried-ships from above. The result was pretty interesting to say the least.

Drone Mauritius - Ship Burial Ground - Cassis

Drone Mauritius – Ship Burial Ground – Cassis

Drone Mauritius - Ship Burial Ground - Bain des Dames

Drone Mauritius – Ship Burial Ground – Bain des Dames

The Fatook Trail of Plaine Champagne

An old shot I did during my drone-pilot learning days and which went in the archives. In an article on the net somewhere I came around the real name of this track and decided to check back on those shots I did.

Drone Mauritius - Plaine Champagne Fatook Trail

Drone Mauritius – Plaine Champagne Fatook Trail

GRSE Waterfalls

After a photographic assignment for a customer at Grand River South East village, on my way back home I seized the opportunity to capture the famous waterfalls of the region by air since I was already around. Spent some 20 minutes around, doing some nice footage and shots as well.

Drone Mauritius - GRSE Waterfall

Drone Mauritius – GRSE Waterfall

The Memorial Garden of SSR at Kewal Nagar

On my way back from Grand River South East village, due to a road accident somewhere, the traffic got deviated and through this deviation I stumbled upon this little garden at Kewal Nagar. It was past-sunset but I still decided to get the drone up…and I liked I did.

Drone Mauritius - Kewal Nagar Garden

Drone Mauritius – Kewal Nagar Garden

Porlwi by Nature

This separate post reveal more of my trip during the Porlwi by Nature festival early December and these three shots of the city were quite challenging, especially when it was near-dark.

Porlwi by Nature - Drone - Bourbon & Royal Street

Porlwi by Nature – Drone – Bourbon & Royal Street

Porlwi by Nature - Drone - Citadel

Porlwi by Nature – Drone – Citadel

Porlwi by Nature - Drone - Citadel - Solar Jars

Porlwi by Nature – Drone – Citadel – Solar Jars

Minissy Old Chimney

Some times back, I wanted to capture the Bagatelle Dam from a drone point-of-view and immediately after work I rode through the sugar cane fields at Reduit towards the dam. Somehow, on arriving there I noticed that the sun was getting rapidly over the horizon and decided to capture the surrounding cane fields and that old sugar mill chimney instead.

Drone Mauritius - Minissy Old Chimney

Drone Mauritius – Minissy Old Chimney

The Underwater Falls of Le Morne

After a customer assignment at Bel Ombre, on my way back I decided to capture the iconic underwater illusion of a waterfall at Le Morne. That place has become quite a symbol internationally and mothernature knows how to impress us. This place is rather known as La Passe St Jacques and from an outer point of view creates the impression of the water falling down through the gap. Of course, that’s only an illusion due to the structure of the sea floor.

Drone Mauritius - Le Morne Underwater Fall

Drone Mauritius – Le Morne Underwater Fall

The Wrecked Fishing ship at Le Morne

This same day, after the picture of the Passe St Jacques, I also had in mind to photograph this ship I noticed long time ago sunk under water near the peninsula of Le Morne. I parked near around and flew the drone away, but somehow, I didn’t bring the polarising filter and couldn’t obtain exactly what I wanted due to the reflection of the sun shining back at the camera at this 90 degree angle. I still did some other shots though. Notice the wreck in the lower right corner.

Drone Mauritius - Le Morne Ship Wreck

Drone Mauritius – Le Morne Ship Wreck

The Medine Flame-Trees Alley

Now that summer is back and that the flame-trees (flamboyant) are all blooming around the island, I decided to do a top-view shot of that famous road at Medine. A selfie was all most welcome.

Drone Mauritius - Medine Flame Tree Alley

Drone Mauritius – Medine Flame Tree Alley

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