Archive for March, 2016

Coal Tower Sculpture

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, RC Quadcopter on March 23, 2016 by budbranch

Coal-tower from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

Excerpt from the C’ville Weekly:

” In the summer of 2000, as part of a UVA sponsored art exhibit called Hindsight/Foresight: Art for the New Millennium, artist Todd Murphy stuck a huge steel frame on top of the tower and draped it with a flowing white dress. The piece was described as “a nameless faceless monument in honor of Sally Hemings.” It was beautiful in many ways, its ends lifted up by the breeze, its body rendered translucent by the setting sun, but for the most part the sculpture was met by locals with bemused confusion. It was the last major piece of art to involve the tower, and although the dress is gone, the steel frame is still there.”

Southern Albemarle County From 400′

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, HDR on March 20, 2016 by budbranch

DJI_0426_27_28_29_30DJI_0431_4_5DJI_0436_39_40The first day of Spring.  Buds just starting to swell.

Willow Tree Via Skyhook

Posted in DJI Phantom 3, RC Quadcopter on March 15, 2016 by budbranch


Sparkler Experimentation

Posted in 5DMII, Long exposures, sparklers on March 12, 2016 by budbranch

The band “Mill” engaged me for some experimental sparkler shots.  No flash was utilized here, just 25 second exposures off a tripod, wide angle f/5.6, ISO 100.  Fun stuff.IMG_8859-2IMG_8862IMG_8865-2IMG_8873

New Fallen Snow

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3 with tags , , on March 4, 2016 by budbranch

Aerial snowfallI made this image as I left home, about 6:30 this morning

Oh Howard…

Posted in Sad on March 1, 2016 by budbranch

Central Virginia Waterproofing from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

Howard gave me a tour of his business a few months ago – I’m so glad that I made this little record of it…



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