Sometimes you just need to get that point of view up a little higher. Like in this image, that I just made for DuPont of these almond trees at sunset, I wanted to see the rows vanishing back to the foothills from above the trees. Renting a Man Lift for $500.00 a day is sometimes out of the budget, and using a drone or helicopter for a long exposure, low ISO, still shoot, at the end of the day when the light is low would be out of the question. Well I found something that's really cool, a 24 foot high tripod that you control from your phone, IPad or computer with a wifi connection. It works wonderfully because you can control your camera's ISO, white balance, shutter speed, aperture, focus and even move the motorized panning tripod head all from the Camranger app. It even allows you to use the cameras live view for composing the image and focusing on an area that you select.
I've just started using this system for my commercial and architectural photography and am looking forward to taking my fine art landscape work to new heights.
The equipment that I am using is;
Manfrotto 269HDB-3U Super Giant Stand
Bescor or MP101 Video Moterized Pan Head
CamRanger Remote Wireless Camera Controler