The drone journey continues with this fourth posts (previously Episode 1, Episode 2 & Episode 3) gathering my various drone imagery around the island of Mauritius and this one isn’t much different either. To say, there are lots of other places I’m having in mind to visit but during these previous months due to the peak wedding season it was very hard to have some free time for the drone. Anyhow,…
Read my dedicated post for this one here, or otherwise I would just say that this iconic waterfall found in the village of Chamarel somewhere around the south of the island is a must-visit and is so beautiful that words are difficult to express. Go check it out!
Kayak Session at Sugar Beach
One stone two birds… ever heard of that? Well, actually this shot was pretty unplanned in the sense that we were already covering a wedding at the beautiful hotel of Sugar Beach in Flic en Flac and while drone-shooting the departure it would have been a waste to pull down the aerial vehicle still at 70% of battery remaining. It was time to roam around the hotel and its vicinities a bit more…
Sugar Cane Harvest at St Pierre
Since some recent years, even before I had the drone, every month of May-July at the beginning of the sugar cane harvest season I visit the weighing depot of Alma to photograph those old bedford lorries since they are becoming very rare and some nice archives would be most welcome. And now that the drone is among the photography gears, why not? In this shot an old bedford lorry passes through the sampling machine which drills and collects some sugar cane for further examination at the laboratory.
The Bambous Church
This is rather a simple shot I did the same day I did the biker shots (Episode 3) since I was already out there and it would have been a waste of time not to use the drone, and I had to find something to capture. This old church came into my mind since it was among those very few remaining old churches in Mauritius still having this thatched roof (bardeaux).
Bel Ombre – Tamassa Hotel
During a wedding we were covering (videography only) some weeks ago at the Tamassa Hotel in Bel Ombre, the drone was among our tool of choice during the ceremony, and later during the post-wedding photo-shoot I captured the couple flat on the ground from a distance hovering over the right wing of the resort. Can you spot the couple on the right? Yes of course!
Hay Bails at Medine
Over the recent years, after the sugar cane has been harvested mechanically in some regions, I have noticed that some special machines are being used to collect the left-aside sugar cane straws and convert them in straw rolls. And over these years I’ve been taking pictures of these rolls which are quite beautiful laying randomly here and there. Now with a drone the pespective changes, and my latest attempt was quite fruitful since I also met with some kids playing around them as it was the school holidays. Ohhh, and that’s me on the right!
Buses Garage at Bonne Terre
In an assignment for Middlesex University at the Bonne Terre Branch, we wandered the drone around and opposite the institution was this bus garage which immediately attracted my attention. Simple I guess, but I liked how the looked like stacked books.
The Wave at Mahebourg Waterfront
In my third drone-dedicated post, I captured the Mouchoir Rouge island at Mahebourg waterfront and when calling back the drone for landing, I noticed how a bird-eye view revealed one side of the waterfront appeared in the shape of a wave. Isn’t it?
The Port-Louis Harbour: The Fishing Ships
It’s been months that I’ve been trying to obtain a top view of these boats/ships at the harbour which I believe are fishing ships but the last time I went there (abstract in Part Three) they changed parking place and I couldn’t obtain anything from the other end of the harbour… But I knew of course where to be to get them closer, and this resulted in a lazy Sunday afternoon visit minutes after sunset.