I can’t explain why, but lately I’ve been wanting to trespass into some cool places. When I was young (teens – early 20’s) I would think nothing of a no trespassing sign. My friends and I would just go for it. We were’t criminals or anything. We never stole anything or damaged anything. I’m not even sure we trespassed like what I’m talking about… I just know that we would have if we wanted to. We had nothing to lose.
That’s not the case today. If I fall to the temptation and hop that fence or sneak past security and I get caught – there’s a high price to pay. Sure, the $100 – $150 fine isn’t a big deal. That’s not the problem. The “up to 30 days in Jail” – now THAT’S a problem. Imagine missing work for 30 days – no more job. No job = no money. No money = no house…. No car…. No food…. You get the picture…. There’s a LOT to lose.
So, that’s what I think of when I get tempted to enter a building or a site that is marked; “No Trespassing.”
You may say that the odds of actually doing any time are very low – and that may be true… I’m not that lucky. I’m not a smooth talker who can sway a judge to take pity on me. No, my past experience is that I’m the guy they make an ‘example’ of.
So, I found a way around it. The drone can go places that I can’t. And… it’s perfectly legal (depending on where it is of course).
Of course, there’s really no way to get IN a building. That wouldn’t work out very well. I am able to get a perspective of places that are unexpected. I can ‘see’ things that can’t be seen for the ground. I can get the drone down pretty low and get a ground view – sort of. The camera on a drone isn’t designed to point up, so that limits just how low I can go and still get the shots that I want.
Still, it’s much better than nothing.
I’ve incorporated this technique at several locations recently and wanted to do a post to share a few of the images.
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