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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd February, 2017)

Heinz on a winter morning


Heinz on a winter morning
Taken using a DJI Phantom drone.

Photo: Dan Highton  (DJI Phantom)
Views: 2,916

Comment by: MarieM on 2nd February 2017 at 09:27

Dan where did you take this photo from.

Comment by: Whelley wayne on 2nd February 2017 at 10:13

top of Douglas House flats MarieM

Comment by: David Barker on 2nd February 2017 at 10:49

Well Dan that may be the first drone photo,dont remember any being on before,not sure how these cameras work shutter speeds, vibration etc, could you explain please,excellent photo.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd February 2017 at 11:10

MarieM high up.

Comment by: davidb on 2nd February 2017 at 12:21

A new era of photography.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 2nd February 2017 at 13:00

My father worked on site at the Heinz factory on several occasions, seconded from the Metal Box Co. in Westhoughton.
My mother worked at the ordanance factory at Bradley during the war and that became the first Heinz site in Wigan, before Kitt Green was built.
Excellent photo.

Comment by: Broady on 2nd February 2017 at 14:14

Good photo. This will usher in a new era in photography.

Comment by: Dan on 2nd February 2017 at 15:46

Thanks for the comments. I was stood down at the bottom end of Walthew House Lane near Wincanton but the drone was about 175m up at the time.

David - it's a small camera mounted on the drone and controlled using the remote handset and app on my phone. There is a gimbal on the camera to help with vibration etc and the drone uses GPS to maintain its position when hovering.

The pictures are pretty decent although not as sharp as a DSLR but good fun all the same :-)

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd February 2017 at 17:11

I agree, great photo. I never realized how big the facility was. That's a lot of tins of beans

Comment by: Jod on 2nd February 2017 at 17:15

Cracking image, Dan!

Comment by: David Barker on 2nd February 2017 at 19:41

Cheers Dan, hope to see more of these,a birds eye view.

Comment by: David on 2nd February 2017 at 20:00

That's excellent Dan. Thanks.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 2nd February 2017 at 20:18

Have to agree with David above. Love to see more like this. Suggestions, Gathurst and Helvellyn Rd, Norley, where I grew up.

Cracking photo, Dan. Well done.

Comment by: Linda on 2nd February 2017 at 20:19

Great photo Dan. You don't realise how big the Heinz site is.

Comment by: Blob on 3rd February 2017 at 00:44

Cracking photo Dan, i spent 20 years in there, no complaints, well paid, and a good pension even though i retired at 52. Oh, and Derek, they are CANS not tins !!!

Comment by: Garry on 13th February 2017 at 23:21

Tin cans they are.

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