sight lines

Tom has been teaching himself to work with a drone camera, in preparation for a really exciting project (which I’ll tell you more about another time), and I’ve been rather enjoying the results of his practice. It is very interesting seeing our familiar landscape from new angles.

I’ve found myself thinking a lot about how the view from above makes a different kind of sense of the paths that animals and humans take through these spaces, and how the drone itself traces new lines of sight through the landscape. It is fascinating.

I thought you might be interested in the drone’s-eye view of where we live, looking north and west, out toward Ben Lomond. . .

. . . and here is a view south, back over our steading, with the distant buildings of Glasgow visible on the horizon.

. . . finally here is a few seconds footage which allows you a sense of our situatedness in the landscape, with our wee loch in the foreground, Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells to the right, the Trossachs and Western Highlands to the left.

Yesterday evening was beautifully calm and still as we flew the drone out over Loch Lomond for the first time.

I thought you might particularly enjoy this short flight up and over the famous Milarrochy oak.