Beachfront Home in Paradise

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 786Registered Users Major grins
edited February 6, 2019 in Other Cool Shots

What can $6.2M get you on the island of Maui? Well, not as much as one might imagine, but still quite a bit. This cute 2 story beach home was an absolute joy to photograph. We staged water toys (surfboards, kites, etc) in the yard, I filmed the proper owner kite surfing right off the backyard, and got to fly a drone in a super controlled airspace (Mahalo to the FAA & local ATC for making that happen). Plus...I spent the day at the beach for work!

The ground & interior shots were created with a Sony a7r3 and Sony GM glass + a handful of speedlights scattered throughout the home. All single exposures, no HDR work here. Aerials were shot on a Mavic 2 Zoom. The camera on this little bird doesn't quite have the dynamic range I would prefer, but it does have a telephoto zoom lens, so that's fun.

BONUS: There's a video! Best viewed on a large screen @ 4k UHD quality with premium sound.

Normally, I'd show the entire property in an overhead top-down shot like this. However, the FAA limited me to a 75ft above ground level altitude with the drone, so I took what I could get.

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins Posts: 485Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice, especially the dusk shot at the end.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 191Registered Users Major grins

    Awesome set again. Good example of what a professional camera in the hands of a professional photographer is capable of today.

    I was just a little confused about the woman in #7, was that intended?

    Oh, and yeah, I'm moving in!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,467Registered Users Major grins

    Wow! Some people really have been given everything!

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 786Registered Users Major grins

    @WernerG said:
    Very nice, especially the dusk shot at the end.

    Thank you!

    @kurzvorzwoelf said:
    Awesome set again. Good example of what a professional camera in the hands of a professional photographer is capable of today.

    I was just a little confused about the woman in #7, was that intended?

    Oh, and yeah, I'm moving in!

    Ha! I'm glad you pointed that out, and a little embarrassed I never caught it myself! I've since repaired that mistake, thanks. :smiley:

    @Stumblebum said:
    Wow! Some people really have been given everything!

    You got that right, Taz! I'm shooting a home this Friday that'll be listed for $29M. Some of the art pieces on the walls are over $1M. I'll be sure to post pics when I can!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,408Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 7, 2019

    More great stuff, JonaBeth. You need a helper? BTW....this house by itself might...might....make the $1,500,000 range around here, depending on where it is located. The package you presented really accentuates the old addage that location, location, is paramount.

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