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A Drone’s-eye view of Stunning National Trust Landscapes

Chelcey Berryhill - Monday October 05, 2015 16:54

Royal Oak’s Horan Fellow offers one-of-a-kind perspective on treasured National Trust properties.

Last month, we checked in with Justin Kegley, Royal Oak’s 2015 Horan Fellow, as he was using drone photography to capture Capability Brown-designed landscapes protected by the National Trust. As both a landscaper and cinematographer, Justin wondered how best to capture brilliant outdoor spaces on camera.

“Both disciplines have helped me to think in terms of three-dimensional space being reduced to two-dimensional images,” Justin said at the time. “Visiting a National Trust site is enjoyable for me because I enjoy being outside, but how do I convey that sense of three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional visual medium? That is the current challenge of this video project.”

Justin’s wrapped up shooting, and now he’s hard at work editing the final project. As part of that process, he sent Royal Oak an early preview of his work. By the look of things, it seems he’s certainly navigated the challenge he spoke of last month with aplomb – this preview includes some of the most stunning images of National Trust properties I’ve ever seen. Have a look for yourself:

Seeing the drone rise off the ground, and then quickly getting a glimpse of the world from its perspective, is jarring in the best sort of way. These are National Trust landscapes seen as never before, and we can’t wait to see what else Justin comes up with.

Stay tuned to this blog for more on Justin, the Horan Fellowship and the National Trust.

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