Ok in my last post i made comment about my home made 20 foot monopod .so this is how its done .No stilts or ladders needed i just hand hold the camera focas on the scene i would like to shoot then set the camera to manual join it to the monopod set the self timer for 10sec then lift up camera to the desired hight and try to hold it straight and steady thats about it ..


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Thanks for dropping by my name is Donovan wilson I am a professional landscape and wildlife photographer based in Marysville Victoria I have always had a love of the Australian bush and I hope through these pagers you can see and feel my passion .

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  • egcleveland
    egclevelandover 4 years ago

    Good idea Donovan, I’ve been shooting from the top of my SUV for years, I need to buy a Box Van to get really up there!
    Good job! :)

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

    interesting idea Donovan, its good to see some green down south

  • Thanks Philip we have had good rain and a wet winter feels like its on the way .

    – Donovan wilson

  • Alistair Wilson
    Alistair Wilsonover 4 years ago

    great shot mate, looks like the monopod is coming along well! The trees are looking great as ever, love this time of year in Marysville will hopefully be up in the next couple of weeks for those foggy early mornings!

  • Thanks Alistair the trees are all but bare now but there has been a lot of fog .I think there is more fog up the valley than in the past must be the lack of trees.

    – Donovan wilson

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Great shot, love the POV the monopod creates! :)

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Image great line. These poplars are just wonderful in colour all the trees close to home have already lost their leaves

    How innovative are you Donovan

  • Thank you Kym i do try .

    – Donovan wilson

  • Davide Ferrari
    Davide Ferrariover 4 years ago

    beautiful point of view and great depth!
    awesome shot Donovan.

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 4 years ago

    very nice, very creative idea!

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonover 4 years ago

    LOL Don, when we brought our block near the beach my hubby attached my camera to the top of his survey pole – about 5m up, I had my 5m long remote chord attached and he turned it round and we got a 360 degree view of what we ‘might’ be able to see from all the way up there… the final product is much better and we get some lovely views from the deck around 6m from our original ground level… it is fun to see things from different angles every now and then!!

  • You have a 5m long Remote chord wow i will look in to one of them Thanks Rosie.

    – Donovan wilson

  • Andy Newman
    Andy Newmanover 4 years ago


  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 4 years ago

    I like the results you get from your twenty foot monopod. Very different perspective. Nice.

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