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Re: Filming yachts with a drone
I agree with many here that drones can be irritating and intrusive. However, Halcyon's use of his drone was from quite a high altitude which helped preserve a modicum of privacy of the boaters below. I appreciate that. The footage and the music were well done.
I put his work on par with someone standing on a bridge, filming sailboats passing below. No harm done, lovely images.
The problem occurs when the drone begins violating people's "personal space" such as getting close or zooming way in, to leer at an attractive woman sunbathing on the bow, for example.
Everyone has a different definition of "personal space" which is why the issue of public vs. privacy is a bit difficult to nail down. Even in public, people have a right to expect that voyeurs will not stand on top of them, breathing down their neck whether in person, or by using a drone as a proxy.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168