Although many passersby and a few riders were snapping photos of the RAGBRAI finish line, Justyn Miller took his photography to the sky.
Miller, CEO of North Liberty-based South Slope Cooperative Communications, used a drone Friday to record the event in high-definition and snap photos of RAGBRAI riders passing under the marquee setup at the finish line in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing.
“The city asked me if I could come out here and document all of this,” Miller said, watching the iPad attached to the transmitter used to fly the craft. “I was happy to help out and to help document RAGBRAI 2015.”
The drone hovered high above the riders, capturing them as they turned onto Ninth Street. Miller said there is a significant amount of caution taken while hovering a small quadcopter above riders.
“You have to make sure you understand what tools you’re using and the behavior of the kind of craft you’re flying,” he said.
Josh Schamberger, president of the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of Coralville’s RAGBRAI Executive Committee, said Miller will return for the Cheap Trick concert Friday night to take more footage of the RAGBRAI blowout.
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