RTF Competition Sunday 6th to Saturday November 19th - Moving Water


Another Saturday, another poll result.

This one was to determine the subject for the RTF competition for November 6th to 19th. The thunder of the mighty Randomizer™ has died away, the duty nerds have carefully pasted the graphic on the background and erased the last traces of cow gum and photographed the result. Image has been united with copy and the printing plate prepared. The presses have rolled, the pages guillotined and bound and now we can present you with with the subject that will occupy yourselves for the next fourteen days:

The subject for the RTF Competition for Sunday 6th November to Saturday 19th is Moving Water

And here are the carefully crafted rules for you to glance at and then ignore :frowning:


The requirement is to submit an image, either a photo or video, to illustrate the subject of the competition. The subject for the competition running from 00:01 Sunday 6th November to 23:00 Saturday 19th 2022 is Moving Water

The image must be captured during the time that the competition is open and obviously be taken by a drone in flight - so somewhat higher than your eyeline please!

Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only (still) plus zoom and frame rate (video) There must be no removal or pasting of an object.

Your video must be a maximum of 30 seconds and hosted on Vimeo or YouTube. Paste the link to your video on a separate line in your post - this will allow the moderators to make a five second gif of a section of your video for entry into the poll.

You can create as many images as you wish and submit them in separate posts in this thread. However, only one image of any one subject will be accepted for judging. If you are making multiple entries please indicate which one you wish to be your competition entry at the time of posting unless you are happy for the judges to make that decision for you. Basically, if you have a selection of images of the same subject, have the courage of your convictions and post only the one that you think is best

Images must be posted with the following information as a minimum:

  • Location
  • Time and date
  • Aircraft/camera used
  • Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest

Drone Scene

If the Drone Scene bonus is specified for the competition then a valid. sensible and original Drone Scene entry for your image will gain two bonus votes when judging takes place. There must be no prior Drone Scene entry for the subject of your photograph.

Please note the qualifier “sensible” in the previous sentence. Drone Scene entries should be of places and objects that other pilots may want to photograph, for example traffic islands or derelict barns may fall outwith that description!*


Images will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for any number of images by means of an anonymous poll open for two days after the closing date for competition entries.

Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.

You may vote for all, some or none of the entries.

If the Drone Scene bonus is specified for this competition and your image is correctly added to the Drone Scene map it will be awarded two bonus votes. Correctly means with a location including a nearby town or similar likely to be known by UK competitors, a useful description of the subject, drone code compliant TOAL point and any further useful information

In the event of a tie a guest judge will decide the winner

Either the original media or a substantial bribe may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.


The competition subject will be announced every second Saturday around 22:30. The subject will be chosen by a poll of GADC members selecting from three picked at random from the subject list that has been suggested by those members. Additions to the list may be made at any time.

The competition will run from Sunday 00.01 to Saturday 23.00 fourteen days later. Voting by poll will be open for a further two days until Monday 22:00

The winner, second and third placed competitors will be announced shortly after the vote is closed and counted

Have Fun! Be Safe!

All flights are the sole responsibility of the individual conducting them. Each competitor must abide by the drone code and adhere to the limitations and restrictions imposed upon them by aviation law, the aircraft being used and the qualifications they hold. Landowners wishes and permissions must be respected and adhered to. If a flight is undertaken in a restricted zone proof of permission having been granted is required.


Just my luck! Moving water subject a day after I get back from a weeks holiday in the Dales… waterfall city! :rofl::rofl:

Like these of Janets Foss and Gordale Scar. :sleepy:

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Lots of small branches flying there, I suspect

Looked like a nice place, even if it wasn’t a drone :slight_smile:

@DroneGeek Yeh, I didn’t use the drone at Janet’s Foss, but I did at Gordale Scar. Will knock out a video soon :+1:GC was awsome & eerie and I tried to do a side parallax but as I was close to the cliff faces I guessed the angle of flight and got it wrong! We were going to scramble up the fall but river was in spate and too wet for the girls! :roll_eyes:

Did you see the monster? :laughing:

@Earwig. Witcher one? :rofl::rofl:

Scaleber Force (also known as Scaleber Foss and Scaleber Waterfall), is a 40-foot (12 m) high waterfall on Stockdale Beck, later the Long Preston Beck, that feeds into the River Ribble between Settle and Long Preston in North Yorkshire. The waterfall is the result of geological faulting (part of the South Craven Fault) and is a popular tourist attraction.

Taken 7th November 2022 around 14:30 with the Mini 3 Pro. No drone scene entry as one exists.


Purely on Thames / mapledurham house & mill
Mavic air 2
Around 12.11
Was up against 40 mph gusts

Other photos not entries


Thames river caversham reading
Mavic air 2
14-00 hours ish
Very windy gusts,never ever done a video before so please excuse the errors and my MacBook is on its way out !!!

I liked your 3rd photo. Make it an entry :wink:

Seconded !

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Water turbine Thames caversham reading
Mavic air 2
14-00 ish


Entry is this one.

Other pics taken at the same location.


The next round of the RTF competition is in a week’s time - vote for the subject here :slight_smile:

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I’m not sure if this qualifies as was about the only picture I took with the drone that could probably quality as “obviously taken with a drone” Lots of trees making it obstacle avoidance hell.

Location: Slitting Mill Waterfall, Rugely, West Midlands.
Aircraft: DJI Mini 3 Pro
Taken: Today 12:20ish. ND64 filter applied. Using Fly App V1.8.0 I used pro mode to manually set the ISO to 100, and left shutter speed and white balance to auto.

Drone Scene Entry:


@firstadekit. I was going there Ade as the only falls in our area but time got the better of me. :+1: Beat me too it… again! :rofl:

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  • Location: Warleigh Weir, Bath
  • Time and date: 13 November 2022, 4 pm
  • Aircraft used: Mini 3 Pro
  • Drone Scene: Link

Warleigh Weir has been a popular swimming spot for over 100 years. Located a few miles from Bath and in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

In 2017 the site developed a major issue around parking, litter and anti-social behaviour. This triggered local businessperson and activist Johnny Palmer to purchase the river island and adjacent land to promote the sustainable use of the countryside. He subsequently setup the “Warleigh Weir Project” whose goal is to promote positive use of the site, maintain access and resolve the various issues with the site.


Entry #4 water turbine on the Thames reading which I’m choosing over entries 2 & 3
Mavic air 2
14 hour ish
I’ve already added this to drone scene


Given the size of the turbines in your earlier shot, they’re moving at a hell of a lick. I’m honestly astonished they aren’t covered over. :open_mouth: