Filming the mural that is called, “The Great wall of Los Angeles.” i crashed my drone by being a terrible pilot (i need more practice in tight spaces}). I had to fish my DJI Mini 2 out of the LA River. good thing it crashed onto a dry patch and suffered minimal damage.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a mural on one wall of a one mile stretch of the LA River. If you don’t know that, it is the flood drainage system of Los Angeles. There was a river at one point, but now it is a concrete riverbank accented with chain link.
At first i thought i just needed to flip it over and i could liftoff. alas, i had to construct an elaborate fishing pole of entangling loops attached to a telescoping dusting pole i had. Just out of reach, it took nearly 30 minutes and countless attempts to ensnare my little mini.
I traveled to The Salton Sea to meet some of the alternative communities and see the incredible artwork coming from the area. Also it’s a great place to get in some drone flights.
Outside of the town of Niland sits the remains of a Camp Dunlap (commissioned in 1942). All that remain are the concrete slabs that give Slab City its name. Since the 1980s people have been camping there for free. Now a few permanent encampments and even a few event venues exist. There is no water or electricity or any other government services. There is an eBike rental place, an internet cafe, a Hostel, a Library, and the East Jesus art exhibition.
A recent mouthpiece fitting exposed me to the latest in dental impressions. I filmed it, the tech was quite impressive. A camera takes pictures of my teeth and software stitches it into a 3D model. I only wish i could take home the model files. sure beat the molding clay in my mouth. (though it did take a little bit longer)