We got to have a little fun this past Saturday with our #DJIMavicPro. The East Nashville Tomato Art Fest is in it’s 15th year & for the past 5 years, a large tomato mural has been painted in the middle of 5 points. It originated with muralist Andee Rudloff and is now an ongoing project funded by the Nashville #ChamberEast and designed by street artist Troy Duff.
This year’s theme could be called “Attack of the Tomato”. The image of a large tomato looks like it fell from the sky and cracked the pavement around 5 points. And only the drone can show that perfect perspective! It was a dark start so we did a time-lapse first for the 4am painting party. At 5:33 we were cleared for drone flights. The ceilings were a little low but still gave us the clearance we needed to fly. By the time the 5K was to start at 7am, the art was done and selfies ensued. See the final result below and stay tuned for more footage from the mural.
Another August, another Tomato Art Festival in East Nashville. Despite the economy, the heat index (well over 100 degrees) and the flooding that occurred in May, this festival was one of the biggest yet, five streets closed off in the five points. Now in it’s seventh year, the festival celebrates all things tomato, but especially art inspired by tomatoes. Seven years of tomatoes??? Yes!! and the art just keeps getting better, it’s really amazing.
Aerial Innovations of TN, Inc. has photographed the festival for four years which gives us an opportunity to see almost every event. This year five photographers, Wendy, Will, Lindsay, Erin & husband Jason took to the streets to capture over 2000 images. We have edited it down to about 500 and are in the process of production and uploading them to flickr…stay tuned!
Here are a few edits to whet your tomato-appetite~!