Orchard Glen Park in south Fargo is my new favorite park. I finally got the opportunity to get some aerial views from this park of many apple trees. Finding a clear spot overhead would be a challenge, I thought. When I got there, I realized I’d forgotten that there is a paved road that loops around the majority of the apple trees. The road is wide enough to support a vertical ascent without having to worry about getting tangled in the trees.
Technically, this view is not “of the park”, but a view of the farmland and the tree-lined Red River of the North as it winds its way on the eastern edge of the park. This view looks basically southerly toward the headwaters not that many miles south of this park.
About the photo: Captured with my Mavic Air drone’s camera, the photo is a panoramic view of two images stitched together in Adobe Lightroom. Shooting in manual mode is easy with the drone. Its lens opening is fixed at f/2.8, and I always leave the ISO set to 100 for minimum noise. That’s not a problem for low light as I don’t have the authority for night flight anyway. But I digress… the one variable I can set is the shutter speed. I simply rotate the setting until I get a clear image that’s not washed out on the view screen I have in front of me. The exposure that looked the best set at 1/590 sec.
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