Oat Vaiyaboon has a particular way of seeing the world.

He began as an architect, then opened a restaurant and took up landscape photography, so he has always had a creative lens through which he sees the world. It seems that he's continually looking for a different perspective.

Now he has one, in the form of a quad-copter. Some of you may call it a drone, others might think of it as a remote-controlled helicopter. I myself call it a Go-Pro flying machine (*not the technical name).

When I first saw a snippet of the video footage that Oat was capturing up there in the sky, I found it hard to believe that he had caught them with a tiny little digital camera, and that they were from around where I live, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The same places I walk most days are, from Oat's perspective, rendered stunningly, breathtakingly, 'tourism-video-style' beautiful. That said, they are gorgeous from foot level too!

Wanting to share Oat's work on a broader platform than just Facebook, I asked him if I could do a little profile of his quad-copter flying hobby, using the footage he had already captured. Not being one to big-not himself, it took Oat a little bit of convincing, but here it is.

Enjoy the ride!

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