As a drone enthusiastic in the South East of England, part of your right of passage is to visit The Reculver Towers and fill your boots with epic drone photos and videos. It’s difficult not to take a fantastic drone photo of Reculver Towers. I’m pretty sure that once you have been there, at least one photo you take will be in your top drone photos of your collection.
With the Reculver Towers being next to the sea with long sweeping views, it is a perfect location to home your drone photography and videography skills. If you have got over the fear of flying over water, then the views of the towers are spectacular.
The best piece of advice I can give anybody wanting to get some great additions to their drone photo portfolio is to get to the Reculver Towers for a sun rise photo shoot. If you get the timing just right, you can capture the sun rising though the towers which result in some awesome sun rise drone photography stills.
I have been fortunate enough to fly my DJI Mini 2 around the Reculver Towers numerous times and a few times with a DJI Mavic Mini 1 and a DJI Phantom 2+. Each time I have flown around the towers I have managed to capture some amazing images and video clips.
If you intend on taking your drone to the Reculver Towers, please bare in mind that you will need to pay a little fee for parking. It is worth every penny. You’ll leave Reculver with some outstanding photos to edit once you get home. They will be perfect for your Drone Instagram account if you have one.
As a drone pilot, I fully understand the need to find new and interesting places to fly my drone. With this in mind I’ve decided to write about some recommended drone location in Kent. I’m hoping that other drone pilots find this drone blog article and enjoy this location just as much as I did.
This location is Oare in Kent. Situated just outside Faversham, Oare has a little bit of everything to keep a drone pilot interested. With lush green marshland giving fantastic birds eye view patterns and textures and old wrecked boats littering the sandbanks at low tide, this wetland area is a drone photographers dream.
There are also plenty of boats lined up along the river banks that make great subjects to fly over with the gimbal set to look straight down. On a bright sunny day, the colours along the Oare river banks are a mixture of browns, greens and blues.
For me, the stranded rowing boats that look like they have sunk to the bottom of the river make a perfect object to fly your drone over to get that photos with the boat surrounded by the reeds and patterns formed by the endless amount of steams and creeks.
I found this drone location to be very quiet with only a handful of passers-by who gave an approving nod as they walked by peering up at my hovering DJI Mini 2. The only thing you need to be aware of are the large electric power lines situated further towards the sea, but they are far enough away not to spoil your enjoyment.
I was pleasantly surprised that the wildlife in the area didn’t seem to mind the appearance of the Mini 2 appearing in the sky. The seagulls kept their distance and the occasional pigeon never came near.
Most importantly, there is a good amount of parking nearby too. Being able to park the car when out scouting for droning locations in a pain in the butt. You should have no problem parking on the side of the road near to the entrance to the public footpath that will take you directly to the area.