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I just read an article stating that there is now an official ban on all Drone flights over Rome for the entire Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began on December 8th.

Articles further state that Rome’s prefect, Franco Gabrielli, said that law enforcement authorities were prepared to shoot down unauthorized drones and ultralight aircraft if they violate the airspace ban.

While I certainly understand the heightened level of security due to recent events, it makes me sad that I won’t be able to create any more beautiful photos and videos in the Eternal City this year. Rome certainly is a spectacular city to view from the air. Hopefully when the ban is lifted next December and the paranoia begins to fade, they'll have some reasonable laws and restrictions set in place so we can all enjoy the airspace again. :)

#drone #rome #italy #roma #italia #cinqueterre #vernazza #florence #toscana #tuscany #aerial #video
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DJI Inspire X5 Review || An Absolute Game Changer

I recently had the pleasure of picking up one of the first final production models of the Inspire Pro and X5 Camera, and immediately took it to one of the most beautiful photography destinations in the world to test it out: Meteora Greece. I spent the better part of a week there capturing both photos and videos and I was able to come away with some seriously stunning results.

This review is meant to showcase what I was able to capture and give you an idea about the capability of the new X5 Camera and the key differences between the Inspire and Phantom series drones. I also go into detail about how exactly I travel with it.

This was a really fun review to put together and I have to say that I’m a huge fan of DJI and the incredible technology that they continue to develop, and in my opinion, their new X5 Micro 4/3 Camera is an absolute game changer.

If you have any questions, let me know!

#drone #photography #video #aerial #review #DJI
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Meteora Greece || Suspended in Air

I put this aerial video together to display the phenomenal beauty of Meteora Greece during the fall from a perspective that nobody has ever seen before. It was shot entirely using the DJI Inspire Pro Drone and the new X5 Micro 4/3 Camera.

Meteora holds a very special place in my heart since it was one of the first places I visited back in 2010 when I was aggressively trying to build my travel photography portfolio. I knew it would be the perfect location to put the DJI X5 Camera to the test.

This is also going to be part of a detailed review that I'm putting together about the capabilities and features of the Inspire Pro. Expect that post to come soon but in the meantime, please enjoy the spectacular view!

#meteora #greece #aerial #drone #dji #sunset

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Beyond The Vatican || Rome 

On my last day in Rome after wrapping up our most recent Italy Photo Tour, my friend Gaia asked me if I ever get tired of visiting the same places over and over again. "As a photographer," she asked, "don’t you get bored with the same locations?" 

This is something I’m asked fairly often and my answer was an honest one. I told her that I never get tired of visiting the same places because it gives me the opportunity to see things in a new way, and attempt to capture them with new eyes and a fresh style. It’s something that I always strive for—the ability to create something new and unique out of the familiar—to break mold, even if only by a small degree. 

Prior to flying my DJI Phantom 3 over The Vatican in Rome, I had only been able to dream what this area would look like from above. Finally I was able to make that dream a reality. :)

DJI Phantom 3 || Single RAW || f/2.8 || ISO 100 || 1/5 seconds

More Drone footage from Italy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYLqWUbyH8

#dji   #italy   #vatican   #rome   #uav   #drone   #phantom   #photography  
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For the past six months I’ve had a wonderful time flying my DJI Phantom Quadcopter and now I’m excited to share the results! 

Here’s an in-depth review of the new Phantom 3 Professional based on my experience flying and shooting in Italy through Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and Cinque Terre. I also share the story of how I learned to fly and how my perspective on the world has completely changed after seeing it from the air in beautiful 4k resolution. 

As usual, if you’re not in the reading mood, there are plenty of colorful photos and videos to view as well! 
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The Moments Between || Phantom 3 Fun

After wrapping up a few awesome and very busy speaking events in Beijing, it was nice to relax in Shenzhen for a few days, while enjoying time with good friends, and making some great new contacts.

While I was in town, I had the pleasure of flying the new Phantom 3 at DJI Headquarters in their official testing area. After being such a huge fan of the Phantom 2, it’s unbelievable how many improvements they’ve made with the new Phantom 3. Where the P2 was already easy to fly, the precession responsiveness and extra power of the new P3 is out of this world. I think this little guy is going to be a huge game changer and I’m eagerly counting down the days until they ship in May.

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#DJI   #themomentsbetween  +DJI  #phantom3  
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After nearly two weeks of filming in Iceland, here’s some of the incredible aerial drone footage that we captured along the way. +Lee Morris is an excellent pilot so I’m happy to say that no drones have been harmed in the making of this promo. ;)

On another note, within a week, I'll be announcing 2 Iceland photo tours for 2015! Look out for the registration info soon! 

— Shot with a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 4 — 

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Have a great weekend everyone! 

Here’s another shot from my recent helicopter flight over Surfers Paradise where I had the incredible good fortune of capturing a double rainbow over the coastal cityscape below. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! 

Now if only I could convince the weather gods to add a double rainbow into all of my shots… ;)

Single RAW || D800 || 24mm || f/5.6 || 1/1000 || ISO 200 

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+Queensland, Australia  #thisisqueensland   #visitgoldcoast   #queensland   #australia   #aerialphotography  
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Double Rainbow Over Surfers Paradise!

I’ve been having a great time flying over Queensland Australia with the awesome team of helicopter pilots at Airways Aviation. All this week we’ve been working to capture high quality images of some of the most iconic and beautiful areas along the QLD coastline. 

While we’ve been flying over some awesome views so far, today’s early morning flight over Surfer’s Paradise was absolutely incredible. The rainy sky quickly transformed into an epic display of color and light, complete with an intense double rainbow that lasted for a solid 20 minutes.

To make a long story short, let’s just say that 1.5 hours in the air and two full memory cards later, I was one satisfied photographer. :D 

Nikon D800 || 35mm || f/5.6 || ISO 200 || 1/1250

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+Queensland, Australia  #thisisqueensland   #seeAustralia  
#visitgoldcoast #australia #travelphotography   #queensland http://bit.ly/Vuo2VC 
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Scenic Rim || Queensland

High above Queensland’s beautiful Scenic Rim, gently floating through the air in a hot air balloon piloted by the great people at +Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast. The ground fog was perfect for photography and the atmosphere was so clear that we could see all the way to Brisbane. Now that’s what I call an awesome morning! 

While we’ve been working on this project in +Queensland, Australia, I’ve been posting daily photos to my Instagram profile at www.instagram.com/elialocardi . So far, its been quite a ride! :)

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 #thisisqueensland +Australia #seeAustralia +VisitGoldCoast  
#visitgoldcoast #room753 www.blamethemonkey.com
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