Drone Photographer in the Air Above SF

A San Francisco man has strapped a camera to a private drone.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 4:37 PM PDT
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Nathan Shipley

"Drone cinematographer" shared his aerial video on the website Vimeo.

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Drones are over San Francisco, taking photographs, taking video.

And it's quite lovely. Nathan Shipley is a "drone cinematographer," according to SF Weekly, and has recorded some very nice shots of the sunset from Bernal Heights using a Go Pro camera-equipped DJI Phantom Quadracopter, according to the Bernalwood neighborhood blog nonpareil.

Over Bernal Hill and Mission Dolores from Nathan Shipley on Vimeo.

As for the response? It's hardly NSA-worthy. "Dogs love chasing the drone," he said, though he noted that high winds almost sent the drone into a person.

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