7 Incredibly Breathtaking Videos Shot With Drones

7 Incredibly Breathtaking Videos Shot With Drones


Everyone wants a drone these days, and it’s obvious to see why. Whether you’re on vacation, trying to sell your house or just exploring your neighborhood, you can capture some pretty amazing shots. From amatuer to pro, we gathered some of our favorite drone footage. Check out the videos below and get inspired to make one of your own.

Aerial footage of Iceland

– Shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter.

Posted by: Ronnie Vinkx

Lighthouse Beauty

– Aerial Video Captured with XP2 Quadcopter and GoPro

Posted by: Jared Leisek

Flying over Katherine’s Cove Lake Superior Provincial Park

Posted by: GreenBlueEarth.ca

Spectacular Beauty of Hawaii by Drone of Unseen Locations

Posted by: SkyCandy Digital Cinema

Flying over the Menlo Castle in Ireland

– Credit to ‘galwaycinematograph’

Drone flying in Silver Lake Park in Staten Island, NYC

– Credit to SkyViewPros.com

Drone over Pismo Beach in California caught more than just morning surfers it spotted a 10ft shark as well!

Posted by: Spiffy-Design & Movement

Have these videos inspired you? Browse all or drones here. Don’t worry… even if you’re a beginner, we have drones for every experience level. Happy flying!





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5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun With Drones

5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun with Drones

A pilot flies a Phantom drone by DJI company at the 4th Intergalactic Meeting of Phantom's Pilots in an open secure area in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris

The drone, a popular remote-control (RC) flying device is considered an unmanned aircraft system or UAS. Drones offer first-person, aerial viewing of any terrain, buildings and other outdoor areas. It’s the ideal device to capture spectacular, bird’s eye view images and action videos. Anyone flying a drone, from weekend hobbyist to film makers trying to get that perfect shot, must follow specific safety regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA.)

Know Before You Fly: FAA Safety Guidelines

The FAA partnered with industry associations to create and promote the Know Before You Fly campaign. It’s designed to help educate the public and drone/UAS hobbyists about safe and responsible flying of unmanned aircrafts. The basic guidelines include:

  • Always fly your drone or UAS below 400 feet
  • Remain clear of obstacles (ie: trees, power lines)
  • Keep the aircraft in your line of sight at all times
  • Never interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Never fly near stadiums/arenas or crowds of people
  • Never fly a drone or UAS that weighs more than 55-pounds
  • Never fly reckless or a fine can be issued for the endangerment of humans, animals or property

The FAA warns flyers to stay away from airports, at least five miles, unless you’ve contacted and have permission from that airport’s control tower.

You can download the Know Before You Fly safety brochure here.

5 Legal, Fun Ways to Fly Your Drone

1. In the Park

Check with your local city ordinances, but many city parks allow drone flying when the pilot flies safely and responsibly. If you’re near a large field or open area, obtain permission from the property owner and head out to the wide, open space to practice diving turns, loops and other fun aerial tricks without having to worry about collisions with trees or dangerous power lines.

It is illegal to fly to your drone in a national park or over a military installation.

2. Capture Amazing Vacation Photos/Video

Use your drone to take unique overhead shots of your family when out boating or enjoying a day at the beach. Again, if it’s a public beach, check all beach regulations/rules to be sure drone flying is allowed.

3. Film Special Personal Events

If you’ve always been the photographer or videographer of family events, your drone offers the unique opportunity to record and capture a new point of view. Fly a drone like the Walkera Mini Hexacopter over an outdoor family party and take pictures or video of the kids playing party games or your grandparents dancing for their 50th wedding anniversary. You’ll be able to capture moments that will be treasured forever.

4. Participate in a UAV Meet-up

What’s a UAV meet-up? It’s an unmanned aerial vehicle get-together. Check out UAV.Meetup.com for different events that may range from a simple gathering where hobbyists show off their drones and fly them together or organized drone enthusiast clubs meeting for races and competitive events.

5. Race Your Drone/Aerial Sports League

There are aerial sports leagues around the country. These events and competitions are for more advanced drone pilots and draw large crowds who enjoy watching and cheering on their favorites. Competitions may include speed races, aerial acrobatics and obstacle courses to test the drone for maneuverability and more. Check here for a chapter in your area.


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Patio Furniture – Summer Trends

It’s not too late to spruce up your yard, deck or patio! There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy the outdoors, and with the right patio furniture you can enjoy it in style. Here are some of our favorite trends we have seen this season:

The Fire Pit

Fire pits are a great place to bond with friends and family and      well worth the money.  Whether you use your fire pit in the  summer or the winter, it’s always enjoyable. During the summer  nights it’s a great place to gather and roast marshmallows and  during the colder months it’s a warm, cozy place to hang and  chat with friends without being stuck indoors. You can browse a  variety of fire pit sets here.


Hanover Fire pit set



Is your style more traditional? If so, wicker furniture is what you want. Wicker has always given a traditional, homey feel to any outdoor living area, and you’ll love how durable and easy to clean it is. Wicker furniture is also super easy to dress up with stylish outdoor pillows, allowing you to add some color to your outdoor living space. It’s no surprise that wicker is such a popular trend.





During the summer months it’s nice to relax outside under the sun, but as temperatures rise if you don’t have the luxury of natural shade from trees or a swimming pool to cool off in your outdoor living space may be too unbearably hot to enjoy. A patio umbrella is a perfect way to create a shaded, cool area in your yard, allowing you to enjoy the warm summer air comfortably. As for the summer nights, adding string lights to your patio umbrella adds the right amount of light for hanging outside in the evenings and highlights any outdoor decor perfectly.

patio umbrella

Egg Swings

Enjoy the feeling of being on vacation with resort-style hanging egg swings. Adding these suspended baskets to your outdoor living space provides a comfy spot for relaxing or curling up with a good book. It’s a perfect addition to your yard or patio area if you’re looking to create your own backyard oasis.





Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack chairs have long been a symbol of relaxation making these iconic wooden chairs a summertime must have! The rustic and timeless appeal of an Adirondack chair will add instant charm to your yard or patio. They are perfect for lounging or gathering with friends and come in a wide variety of color for any personality, or try mixing and matching colors to really brighten up your outdoor space.


adirondack chairs



Looking for more summer trends or inspiration? Follow our board ‘Summer Backyard/Patio Fun’ on Pinterest for ideas on décor, lighting and much more! If you have recently made over your backyard we would love for you to share pictures with us on Instagram using @pcrichardandson #BackyardGetaway2015. Relax and enjoy your outdoor space this summer!


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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015: The Perfect Gift for Every Type of Dad


tumblr_luaqdkU0Lx1r3kpv0o1_1280Give it up for Dad! He’s the handyman around the house, the master of the grill, the bug executioner and so much more! Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show this man of many talents how much you appreciate him.  Whether he’s into gadgets, sports, grilling etc. we have you covered.

The Grill Master

If your dad is anything like my own, he’ll look for any excuse to BBQ. Even rain or snow won’t stop him! During the summer months mom usually gets a break from preparing dinners and dad will ‘man’ the grill. If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he’d appreciate a new one. We bet he’ll grill you up something tasty to show his appreciation! Learn more about how to choose the right BBQ here.

The Entertainer

Does your dad enjoy having company? Maybe he has his own man cave or even a pub shed where he likes to entertain guests. If so, what could Dad use to spice it up? A new TV? Great audio? A beverage center? We have TONS of great items perfect for this type of dad!

The Camera Man

This is the dad who’s never without a camera; whether it’s snapping photos or taking home videos, this man is trying to capture it all. We have a large selection of point and shoot digital cameras as well as professional SLR cameras, camcorders and tons of camera accessories!

The Office Man

If your dad is more likely to be found working in a home office than gardening outdoors, you’re in luck… because we have the perfect gift ideas both big and small! From office furniture, to computer software and accessories, we’re sure to have something that your hard-working father will appreciate.  Browse our home office here.

The Get Fit Dad

Has your dad been saying he’d like to get in better shape? Why not help him reach his health and fitness goals with an activity tracker or smart watch?  Dad can log workouts, track calories, get his heart rate, and so much more. Trackers also celebrate fitness milestones and challenges, keeping dad motivated on his progress. Learn more here!

The Smart Dad

If your dad is into the latest technology, then he’s interested in home automation! Help your smart dad turn his house into a smart home. We have everything you need for dad to automate and control everything from thermostats to lighting from the palm of his hands. Visit our learning center to watch videos on how these innovative products work to make any home smarter.

The Cruiser

He loves his car! Every dad spends time in the car, whether driving the kids to school, lugging sports equipment to games, tutus to recitals, or just commuting back and forth to work. Why not make his time more enjoyable? From car stereo systemsandGPS systemsto aremote car starter, we have the perfect gift for this type of dad.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide or stop down to any one of our P.C. Richard & Son Superstores and one of our expert sales representatives can help you find the right gift for Dad!


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Splish Splash Coupons at P.C. Richard & Son!



What better way to cool off this summer than with a trip to Splish Splash in Calverton, NY? Stop in to any P.C. Richard & Son Superstore and ask for your coupon toward discounted Splish Splash water park admission! There’s no purchase necessary to receive this coupon.

Here are the savings you get: From now until June 30, 2015, save $6 off each general admission ticket for up to 6 guests (or up to $36 total)!

These savings are void with any other discount and you must have our original coupon from the stores in order to qualify. If you have any questions, please see any of our sales associates when you go to get your coupon!

Splish Splash is located close to Riverhead, NY and is 96 acres of water park fun. The Travel Channel named Splish Splash the fifth best water park in the United States! For a list of all of their great rides and slides, click here.


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See Mumford & Sons at the iHeartRadio Theater Presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Friday, May 8, 2015!


Mumford & Sons will be at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Friday, May 8, 2015! Only 200 people will be allowed into this exclusive show, and your chance is on Facebook.

The iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son is a 200-person venue in New York City that hosts exclusive concert events. You cannot buy tickets to these private performances; you can only win your way in on the P.C. Richard & Son Facebook and Twitter pages.

How to Enter
You can enter for a chance to win tickets to this show by filling out the entry form on Facebook after liking our page.

Good luck, and hope to see you at the show!


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Make Your Own Pub Shed

Pub Shed

Move over man caves, there’s a new trend in town: pub sheds! Pub sheds started in the UK and are quickly growing in popularity stateside. Are you ready to swap out the lawnmower and garden tools for a kegerator and bar stools? Here is what you need for the ultimate DIY project:




The Shed

The first thing you will need is a shed (obviously). Already have a shed? Then you’re one step ahead and all you need to do is clean it out.



Beverage Center

Next you will need to decide how you will store your beverages. There are a few different options and you don’t have to stick to just one. Whether you want a kegerator, wine cooler, mini refrigerator, or perhaps one of the coolest options, the new CHILL by Hisense, any of them would be perfect for your new retreat.



Don’t forget all the other beverage essentials you will need, like glassware. Check out our wine & bar center for add-ons like those.

Pub Shed Coasters


When it comes to seating the most common choice is bar stools, but depending on the size of your shed you could fit a small couch, benches, or even hammocks… it’s all up to you! If you’re going the bar stool route, check out Pinterest for some inspiring ways to add some personality.



When the sun goes down, your pub shed is going to need some light. Aside from the common string lighting used in some pub sheds we’ve seen, check out Philips Hue Lighting for awesome lighting ideas. Philips Hue allows you to change your lighting to any color of the rainbow right from your smartphone or tablet!



A Great TV

No pub is complete without a TV! Depending on how enclosed your pub will be, consider a TV designed for the outdoors. SunBrite TVs are designed for optimized outdoor viewing, and safe for use in outside conditions – rain, heat, cold, salt-air, humidity and dust.




Music is a must.  With so many wireless and Bluetooth speaker options to choose from, it makes it easy to provide your pub shed with great tunes.

Bose Soundlink



This is our favorite part. Have fun decorating your pub shed and letting your personality shine. At retroplanet.com you can find vintage bar signs and other fun décor.





Last but not least, you need a name for your backyard getaway!



Well, that’s pretty much it! We would love to hear any suggestions you have on building your own pub shed, or if you’ve created one of your own already, please share it with us on our Facebook page.  For those getting started check out some of the great photos of pub sheds below for some inspiration! (Pictures below found on readershed.co.uk)


Pub Shed 1












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Evolve Video Game Sweepstakes!

Evolve Sweepstakes Image

How would you like to win a copy of the video game Evolve for XBOX ONE or PS4? Enter on our Facebook page for a chance to win now! Last day to enter is Sunday, March 1, 2015.


From Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead, comes Evolve, the next generation of multiplayer shooters where four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches. Play as the Monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four Hunter classes (Assault, Trapper, Medic and Support) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and monster alike. Level up to unlock new Hunter or Monster characters as well as upgrades, skins, and perks. Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator.

Be the Hunter or the Monster. If you like teamwork, you’re a natural hunter. Each class has unique skills that can devastate the monster when properly coordinated.  Not much of a team player, here’s your chance to play the other side and massacre four hunters. Take a quick look here.

Don’t forget to go to our Facebook page and enter for your chance to win, GOOD LUCK!

 Evolve Trailer


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Valentine Day Gift Ideas for Every Personality

Valentine Gift Ideas

Looking to break away from the traditional chocolate and flowers this Valentine’s Day? Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are some great gift ideas for the special man or woman in your life:

The Music Lover

Give the gift that allows them to take the music they love anywhere they go! We have a great selection of portable, Bluetooth and wireless speakers, from the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth Speaker to the Bose Soundlink Color. There are a wide variety of sizes, colors and styles of  speakers to fit any personality.

The Cuddler

Bring more excitement to your movie nights with a new home theater system. Why drag your significant other out of the warm house on these cold winter nights when you can snuggle up on the couch and experience the same theater quality sound at home? If you want the best in sound, we have it.

The Fitness Lover

Skip the chocolates and get your active partner something they’ll love! Activity trackers are great for all fitness levels and will challenge your significant other to reach their personal goals.  Check out the newest fitness trackers from Fitbit, Garmin and Jawbone here.

The TV Junkie

Keep your honey up to date with all the new hit TV shows with the Roku 3 Streaming Player. Not only will they have access to their favorite shows, but tons of movies, music and games from Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video, Disney, Pandora, and much more.  Do you think this beats chocolate? WE DO!

The Wine Lover

Is your significant other a wine enthusiast? If so check out our Wine & Bar Center for tons of great gift ideas they will absolutely love. From an owl cork catcher to a 28 bottle free-standing wine cooler, we have everything large and small for your wine lover!

 The Foodie

If your better half spends a majority of their free time whipping up new creations in the kitchen, searching Pinterest for fun, new recipes, or is the first to offer to make something for the holiday party, you got yourself a foodie! There’s nothing they’ll enjoy more (aside from food) than the tools that will help them create the next dish.  The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a baker’s best friend, and getting your honey the mixer in Empire Red makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

We hope you found these ideas helpful. If you are looking for some more Valentine’s Day ideas check out our ‘Holiday Fun’ board on Pinterest. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


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What Works With Nest

Works With Nest

Does it seem like everywhere you go you hear about home automation? It’s no surprise; people are excited about making things magically happen around the house with their smartphones and other devices. Now, there are universal remotes, digital wall panels and apps that let you control a variety of things in your home. ‘Works with Nest’ has taken home automation to the next level, making your house “a more thoughtful and conscious home.”

‘Works with Nest’ makes it possible for your Nest devices to securely interact with the things you already use every day, both in and out of your home.  Here are some things that you may not have known ‘Works with Nest:’

Philips hue

Nest and Philips hue have teamed up, and by working together, will allow you to leave your home worry-free. The lights in your home will shut off as you leave and turn on when you arrive back. They can also mimic your presence when you are on vacation by syncing your hue lighting to your Nest Protect alarms.


The Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer and Dryer now Works with Nest and allows you to save energy with longer, more efficient dryer cycles while you’re away. When you’re out, Whirlpool can auto-delay laundry cycles during energy rush hours. If your laundry cycle ends before you get home, it will also keep your clothes fresh.


By using Kevo’s Touch-To-Open™ technology, the Nest thermostat will recognize when you’ve entered your home and offer to adjust the temperature accordingly. When you leave and lock your Kevo, you’ll have the ability to set your Nest Thermostat back to the “Away” temperatures that you specified during your Nest Thermostat setup. The power of integrating the Nest Thermostat and Kevo means owners will now be able to extend personalized temperature settings to admin eKey holders as well.


By connecting your UP24 with your Nest Thermostat, the temperature of your house will automatically adjust to a temperature you prefer – the moment you go to bed or wake up. Through UP Insights, they’ve discovered that an ideal sleeping environment is cooler; between 65 and 72 degrees. With the Nest integration, once your band enters Sleep Mode, your thermostat will kick down to your ideal temperature. And when you wake? You guessed it! Your thermostat will automatically adjust to a warmer temperature… all without leaving your bed.


With Dropcam, you can stay connected with people, places and pets no matter where you are. Now, thanks to Works with Nest, your home will be even safer and more efficient. Monitor your home for smoke and carbon monoxide with Nest Protect. If a safety event occurs, Dropcam will turn on automatically and create a clip. A notification will then be sent directly to your mobile phone so you’ll be able to take action immediately.

‘Works with Nest’ connects these different parts of your life effortlessly. It works behind the scenes to deliver personalized comfort, safety and energy savings.  Want to learn more about ‘Works with Nest’ stop into a P.C. Richard & Son Superstore and one of our expert sales representatives can answer any questions you may have!


Works With Nest


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