Observing Yueqing from the air
Daybreak in Taishun county, Wenzhou. [Photo by Li Zuo/provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
Operating a drone and recording the picturesque landscapes in his hometown of Yueqing city in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province is what 30-year-old Li Zuo has been spending his time doing over the past year, Xinhua News Agency reported.
Inspired by drone videos created by other netizens in 2021, Li raised has been spending all of his free time recording videos via drone.
"I love watching the sun, moon and stars change, so most of my aerial photos were taken in the mountains, either at midnight or early in the morning," Li said.
The place that impressed Li the most was Dasiji Mountain on the border of Wenzhou's Yongjia county and the neighboring city of Taizhou.
"It was about 1 am when we encountered heavy fog and got lost on the rocky road. Visibility was only about five meters," Li said. "Though it was almost two hours later when I was finally picked up by my friends, it was just enough time to watch the sunrise and the sea of clouds."
"It can be dangerous at times, but there is always something special to be gained after a thrilling encounter," Li said.
The starry night in Lishui city, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Li Zuo/provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
Through Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, Li has not only gained popularity with each video gaining over 900,000 views, but has also gotten to know a group of like-minded friends and formed an online group chat.
Whenever he has any technical questions about aerial photography, the group is eager to answer them.
"We often organize outdoor aerial photography activities. People who want to take part can just ask in the group," Li said.