Finding places to fly around Washington, DC is rather challenging, due to a 30 mile "no fly zone" around downtown DC. This weekend I opted to travel well beyond the city limits to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to capture some aerial photos and videos of this historic and scenic town. Harpers Ferry sits at the intersection of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers come together. It has been a historically significant town, serving a key role in the civil war and still providing rail service up the east coast.
To capture these images, I used the DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus. In total, it took three flights of about 20 minutes each to capture the footage seen here. Most of these photos and videos were taken from a height of about 100ft above the ground.
I was rather lucky to capture the train footage - on my second flight, near the train tunnel, I was preparing to land when I heard the rumble of a train approaching. I had just second to position the camera in front of the tunnel to capture the CSX train as it emerged!