We finally have a drone 🤯 It's an old Phantom 3 that was gifted to us, so it's a huge pain to lug around, but it's a good way to get our feet wet! Our good friend David Thompson showed us the ropes out in the desert, and I was able to create a few halfway-decent images. Certainly nothing groundbreaking, but I do like the abstract possibilities. I've heard from many of my friends and colleagues that droning can be a very different experience in that you're disconnected from your subject, and it's more like playing a video game. I felt this way as well. It doesn't mean it doesn't have value or isn't just fun to play around with; it's just different. I view it as a new creative challenge, which may somehow make me a better artist. We attempted to fly it from a boat this week over the open ocean and were promptly terrified when immediately after takeoff, it complained about low voltage and wanted to land immediately, in the ocean! We were able to regain control and navigate back to the boat. The second I had my hand on the drone, the motors shut down; a half second later and it would be swimming in the sea today.