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ascensiondroneWith chopper rentals running upwards of 10k a day, drones are seeing increased use in the photographer/filmmaker’s toolkit.

Photographer Matt Jones tells us he logged long hours on the simulator to dial in his flying skills, but still dunked one camera on this last shoot… making it more spendy than planned. These top-to-bottom views of Ascension Bay flats were salvaged.


(Underwater housings, so last year?)

Matt Jones Photography


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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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