Monday, April 4, 2016

Presenting the Mississippi State Capitol

JJ presents the Mississippi State Capitol as never seen before.  Yours truly and photographer Rick Guy took the drone out to the capitol on a lovely spring afternoon recently and shot footage of the capitol in all of its glory.  Classical structures, a golden eagle, stained glass windows, and blooming azaleas provide material for some beautiful shots.  Please try to do the video justice and watch it on a computer or ipad instead of a smartphone.  The video is best watched in high-definition mode.  Click on the little wheel at the bottom right-hand corner of the Youtube frame and select at least 720.  Enjoy.




Note: I think this is the first drone footage shot of the capitol building. Yes, we obtained permission to use the drone on the grounds.

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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Nice job! Thanks for sharing that.

(In full disclosure, I watched on a smartphone. It made me want to find the nearest computer and watch it again.)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.........this provides views we would otherwise never see.

Anonymous said...

Why does the eagle face south?

Anonymous said...

9:44. It's so the north can kiss it's ass......

Anonymous said...

great work

Anonymous said...

Come on 9:44! Why would a Mississippi eagle face NORTH?

Kingfish said...

Probably because the main entrance faces south.

Kingfish said...

Keep the comments on the subject of the post, the capitol. No hijacking this one.

Anonymous said...

Did you have to get a permit to fly the drone? Glad no one tried to shoot it down

Anonymous said...

Really neat views. Glad you stated you got permission to fly it. These drones bother me.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating - but why is there a flag on the west side but no flag on the east side dome?

Messick said...

Worthy of Chromecasting to the flatscreen.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that such a beautiful structure houses a bunch of idiots (Rep & Dem).

Anonymous said...

the flags fly over the chamber domes when the senate or house is in session. If a flag is not flaying then that chamber is not in session.

Anonymous said...

11:41... that would be because the House was in session, but the Senate was not.

Anonymous said...

Excellent piloting. Beautifully shot, well edited, and the music was well-suited. I was reminded of Smithsonian Channel's "Aerial America" series.

Very well done.

Anonymous said...

11:41
Flags fly over the House (west end) and Senate (east end) when they are in session.

Anonymous said...

Come on Kingfish, Give us some specifications...
1.)What type of drone?
2.)What type of Camera on Drone?
3.)What type of software putting music to drone?

burke said...

I've watched many of the Aerial America features. There are a lot of ugly state capitol buildings out there (cf. New York), but none more beautiful than ours.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a DJI Phantom Pro with the 4k HD camera. I have one - very high quality video for the price of the drone. Nicely done KF!

Kingfish said...

Typhoon 500 w 4k

Anonymous said...

awesome!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could fly over some Jackson crime scenes. Plenty of settings to choose from.

JD Smith said...

Wow... Very Well done.

Anonymous said...

What type Drone was used to make this ? What Beautiful Shots of the Capitol.

Anonymous said...

Fly your drone peering into the 13th floor windows of the Captial Tower. I'm sure you'll get a rise out of a certain occupant.

Anonymous said...

The eagle faced north for many years. After its last repair, during which the gilding was restored during removal, it was decided to turn the eagle to face south for a change.

Anonymous said...

Wonder just what is in the open columned space just below the Eagle?

Anonymous said...

When did the eagle face north? Not necessarily disputing, but I have never heard that and can find no documentation of it. There are reports that 'our' eagle is the only one that doesn't face DC, but that is not correct (three other states have eagles atop their capitol, and except for one who's head is turned looking backward, none face DC.)

For the past century or so, it has faced south as a dismissive against the federals that had taken over the state after 'The War of Northern Aggression". If it faced north, it had to be before then.

Several years ago, it did face SW - having been turned somewhat in a storm. Evidently that wasn't an unusual action, although Katrina did not cause it to shift.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! The music was perfect for the video!!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

the eagle has always faced South. It faces South because when the Capital was built in 1903 it was on the edge of the city and the main city was south of it and the building faces South towards the city.

Broom Handle said...

KF: Thank You. Well done.

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