A Drone Over the Trinity

“Whatever question arose, a swarm of these drones, without having finished their buzzing on a previous theme, flew over to the new one and by their hum drowned and obscured the voices of those who were disputing honestly.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

The scenes of the swollen Trinity river have been popular sightseeing attractions here for the last few weeks. Luckily, here, the flooding has been more of an inconvenience that the deadly danger that it has posed downstream. The high water is an interesting and strangely beautiful change – and not so morbid of an attraction.

In this modern world, odd occurrences inevitably attract a new breed of gawker – drones. A couple showed up at the Continental Bridge Park while I was down there looking at the water. They had a drone in a case – extracted it, and flew it around the place.
I think it was one of these. It was very capable, flying all over the place, a surprising distance. The pilot must have been very confident – if anything went wrong it would have been lost forever in the rushing floodwaters.

The drone flying off the edge of the Continental Bridge Park, Dallas, Texas

The drone flying off the edge of the Continental Bridge Park, Dallas, Texas

The drone with the cable stays of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in the background.

The drone with the cable stays of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in the background.

The drone coming in for a landing. She would catch it as it landed.

The drone coming in for a landing. She would catch it as it landed.

This wasn’t shot on the same day, but some of the footage is in the same spot.

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