Hello again – we have clear skies forecast so we have a flight over Nelson and Marlborough in the week commencing 24 June. Low sun angles are not ideal for the steeper southern slopes but still good for terrain with other aspects.
Last call for a while perhaps as the aircraft is likely to be away from Nelson until the end of August. Any need for urgent aerial photography can still be catered for but is likely to be a little more complex for us.
Yesterday, Mark was very lucky to win the draw at the The Biz seminar organised by Yellow. Misha, from the prodigious Misha’s Vineyard in Central Otago presented Mark with a bottle of 2009 Pinot – reputed to be some of the best wine around! Photo at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151677063907249&set=t.584882248&type=1&theater
“Life is short – drink the good wine first!”
Last week Mark inched over the line to take first place in the 60km “Round the Rock” MTB cycle race on Niue Island…..with only 2 seconds separating the first 3 places it was a thrilling finish. Mark will enjoy his moment of fame while it lasts!
As for Niue – definitely a great place for a more active style of holiday with superb clear waters for snorkelling and stunning limestone and coral rock landscape features. Recommended!
Last minute orders are still coming in, and we will shortly be taking photographs over both the Motueka and Wairau Valleys. Please let us know if we can pick any images up for you en route. Thanks
Sorry all you hopefuls, but she’s taken! Cathy and Martin had a really lovely wedding celebration at Fairfield House over Easter. After a fabulous sounding honeymoon visting Bora Bora and Los Angeles both are now back with their feet almost on the ground and enjoying their new lives together.
Congratulations Cathy & Martin !
Although the shadows are now lengthening there is still good light for most areas, especially as we capture the images around midday with maximum sun elevation.We will soon be flying over both Nelson and Marlborough so let us know if we can pick pick anything up for you along the way.
Following the new MPI requirements we have been generating a good number of maps that include sample plot locations for a wide variety of forestry clients.
We can generate random points at the required density, produce an accurate location map, upload the points to a GPS file (eg gpx) and also produce the map as a kmz file so it can be viewed on the screen of you GPS device out in the field.
Please let us know if you need any advice on this – we’d be pleased to help out.
Our next flight is scheduled for 28 March to capture end of year imagery before the Easter break. Let us know if you have anything outstanding and we’ll pick it up for you.
We have a flight scheduled departing later this month (February) to capture aerial photos over the Waihopai Valley, the South Island East Coast and all places in between there and our base in Nelson. Please contact us if we can capture anything while we are in the area.
People are rolling back into work now and we have some orders for aerial photos over Nelson and Marlborough. Please get in touch so we can add your requests to the list and capture the photographs at the earliest opportunity.
….and a Happy New Year to all – from Mark & Cathy.
Being keen mountain bikers Cathy & Mark have donated some time towards constructing maps for the Nelson Mountain Bike Club. We are really happy with the outcome. Both map boards and leaflets are being produced.
Have a look at MTBBoardDraft2 and let us know what you think ?…. We can make a map to suit your local needs – please get in touch.
Photomap will be closing down it’s office work from 21st Dec to 7th Jan, but will be available for more urgent aerial photography work from time over the break if it is required.
Other than that – have a great Christmas and be careful out in the sun !
Mark and Cathy
We have orders for an end of year ‘mark-up’ flight and are looking for customers who may want some imagery before the 8th Jan – please let us know. Thanks
After some great results from our last flight over Marlborough, orders for aerial photographs over the Murchison and Tasman areas are now being taken – we hope to fly before the month end.
Clear skies and good light, so let us know if you wish to be included in the upcoming flight over Nelson, Tasman Bay, Picton and Havelock areas. Low level and high level verticals with ortho correction available and obliques to set the scene. Good rates on a cost share flights!