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Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog

Litten Lane Photoblog

Litten Lane Photoblog

Up, up and away…

Today I’ve been having multi-site adventures up high on Stoner Hill in Froxfield, having not been there since the middle of Autumn last year. Let’s see what it looks like as the last of Winter disappears, and Spring is in the air. I am very much in the air with it.

In fact, there were so many photos I liked from today’s flyings that I thought I’d award them their own blog, and do a separate one to the inevitable video and flight log report, which’ll be along on Sunday, or thereabouts.

Until then, here’s some good ones… everything on-board is a screen grab from the GoPro 3 Black Edition video, and everything on the ground is the same, but from my head-cam GoPro 2, which always gives me a headache to wear, but does at least stay put…

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Just about to launch...

Just about to launch…

Coming back in for a landing...

Coming back in for a landing…

Epic cloud shadows, epic height, it's all pretty epic up here.

Epic cloud shadows, epic height, it’s all pretty epic up here.

Little fluffy clouds. Cue song.

Little fluffy clouds. Cue song.

JW - making things better since 1973.

JW @ 40. Having a mid-life crisis ? Get yourself a hexacopter.

Breathtaking views over Hampshire

Breathtaking views over Hampshire

Sunburst !

Sunburst ! (that’s not a scratch on your screen – it’s a passenger jet trail at 35,000ft).

Stoner Hill Ridge, 150 ft.

Stoner Hill Ridge, 150 ft.

All the trees...

All the trees…

My favourite tree-lines valley this side of Petersfield.

My favourite tree-lined valley (this side of Petersfield).

Launch site 3 of 3...

Launch site 3 of 3…

Skyscapes...

Skyscapes…

The sun-drenched hills and plains of Hampshire

The sun-drenched hills and plains of Hampshire

The new Pope instructs god to send a sign that he approves of my work.

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Lens flares to the max…

Massive tree banks line the crest of the hill...

Massive tree banks line the crest of the hill…

All the blues, all the greens...

All the blues, all the greens…

Patchwork trees and fields

Patchwork trees and fields

I don't have a caption for this one.

I don’t have a caption for this one.

...or this one.

…or this one.

I don't get bored of these views. If you do, you're in the wrong place.

I don’t get bored of these views. If you do, you’re in the wrong place.

370 ft up. Added to the 600 ft above sea level that is Stoner Hill, and we're nearly 1000 feet up...

370 ft. Added to the 600 ft above sea level that is Stoner Hill, and we’re nearly 1000 feet up…

Cresting the hill ridge...

Cresting the hill ridge…

Up close and personal in the forest. Not close enough to crash though.

Up close and personal in the forest. Not close enough to crash though.

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VERY windy out here…

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Higher and higher. But no more than 400 ft. Unlike Military helicopters, who can apparently do whatever the hell they like, no matter how dangerous for other sky users. I spotted one at about 50 ft above tree canopy today.

 

A cold Winter sun...

A cold Winter sun…

Perfect sky, perfect landscape. It was, however, very cold.

Perfect sky, perfect landscape. It was, however, very cold.

So many fields, so little time.

So many fields, so little time.

There's always a sign. At least this one doesn't say 'No Flying Here' (Yet.)

There’s always a sign. At least this one doesn’t say ‘No Flying’.  Also, the worst name for viewpoint of this magnitude that I have ever seen.

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A beautiful drop-away over the side of Stoner Hill

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Heading out – maximum wind danger this way lies…