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Hello and Welcome to the Pictures Over Stillwater home page. In addition to pictures, we also focus on videos (e.g. Pictures and Videos Over Stillwater) which include sUAS (Drone-based) aerial as well as traditional technologies along with related services. Our photo and video capabilities include GPS aided, motion stabilized ultra high resolution images up to 4K at 60 frames per second (FPS).

✔ FAA and Minnesota Drone Registered
✔ FAA Part 107 Licensed (Commercial sUAS/Drone)
✔ MNDoT Aviation Licensed (Aerial Photography & sUAS/Drone)
✔ Insured and Minnesota registered business
✔ Still and Video Images (up to 4K 60 fps motion stabilized)
✔ Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan & western Wisconsin coverage

Recent and Upcoming Events

Community Fundraising Event – Withrow Car and Tractor Show, Sep. 23, 2018 9AM at Sals in Withrow MN, Parade at noon. Click here to learn more. Pictures Over Stillwater will be there, hope to see you there as well.

Recent and Popular Video / Image Views

Downtown Stillwater Late Summer Afternoon Aerial ViewsClick Image for 4K video – Afternoon Aerial Views

Late summer afternoon aerial views of downtown Stillwater St. Croix River area along with historic lift bridge undering heavy maintenance on September 10, 2018.

Stillwater Fire Department SFD Ladder 1 Tribute 9/11/18Click Image for 4K video – SFD Ladder One 9/11/18

Aerial view of Stillwater Fire Department (SFD) Ladder One tribute to 9/11 during visit to station house.

Soo Line Arcola High BridgeClick Image for 4K video – View of Arcola high bridge

Aerial view of historic Soo Line Arcola High bridge between Minnesota and Summerset Wisconsin built from 1910-1911, still used daily by several freight trains.

Summer evening sunset views over st croix river near stillwater mnClick Image for 4K video – Sunset St. Croix River

Sunset aerial view on summer evening with reflections over St. Croix River north of Stillwater Minnesota including historic arcola high bridge (e.g. soo line high bridge) just before sunset.

Very Large Fall Flight of American Pelicans Heading South Over Stillwater MNClick Image for video – Fall Stillwater Pelican Flight

Very Large Fall Flight of American Pelicans Heading South Over Stillwater MN along St. Croix River on thier winter journey.

Summer Sunset Gondola on St. Croix River Stillwater MinnesotaClick Image for 4K video – Summer Sunset Gondola on St. Croix

Summer 2018 Sunset view of Gondola on St. Croix River downtown Stillwater Minnesota next to historic lift bridge.

Stillwater Marina Gas Dock Boat Club Pontoon Rentals St. Croix RiverClick Image for 4K video – Stillwater Boat Club and Gas Dock

Stillwater Marine Services, Gas Dock, Boat Club, Pontoon Rentals, MPYH.com marina, P.D. Pappys and West Marine downtown Stillwater on St. Croix River

Stillwater Liftbridge Heavy Maintenance Up Close Aerial ViewClick Image for 4K video – Lift Bridge Heavy Maintenance Progress

Progress of Stillwater Liftbridge Heavy Maintenance Up Close Aerial View on the morning after heavy rain the previous day.

summer tuesday in stillwater along st croix riverClick Image for 2.7K video – Summer Tuesday along the waterfront

Views from and above final Stillwater 2018 summer tuesday in the park along the st. croix river.

Hazy Early Saturday Morning Views Downtown Stillwater along St. Croix River.Click Image for 4K video – Saturday Morning Downtown Stillwater

Hazy Early Saturday Morning Views Downtown Stillwater along St. Croix River, walking as well as bike paths park.

Stillwater Evening Sunset View of St. Croix River Crossing BridgeClick Image for 4K video – Evening St. Croix River Stillwater Views

Stillwater Evening Sunset View of St. Croix River Crossing Bridge.

Morning views above St. Croix river along downtown stillwater riverfrontClick Image for 4K video – Morning St. Croix River Stillwater Views

Wakey Wakey. Morning aerial views over St. Croix River where the waters are call around Downtown Stillwater MN.

Sillwater Lift Bridge with a section removed for maintenanceClick Image for 4K video – Stillwater Lift Bridge Section Removed

In the above video, a section of the Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River is removed for maintenance as boats pass through the opening during evening cruises.

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Sunset view of train crossing st croix river north of Stillwater MN via Soo Line Arcola High Bridge. The bridge is 107 years old and still used daily by several freight trians.
Sunset view of train crossing st croix river north of Stillwater MN via Soo Line Arcola High Bridge. The bridge is 107 years old and still used daily by several freight trians.

Visit our Pro Shop and Resources page to view links to FAA drone pilot license, education, useful information, how to fly, books, drones, parts, along with other related items including purchase via Amazon.com.

Isaac Staples Sawmill downtown stillwater mn near st croix river
Isaac Staples Sawmill downtown stillwater mn near st croix river

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Sillwater Evening Boats and Bridge Lift
Boats on St. Croix River Bridge Lift Click Image for 4K video

In the above video, a pair of river paddle boats heading south on St. Croix River pass under historic lift bridge during their evening cruise.

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Gallery

Pictures Over Stillwater Image Gallery

Welcome to the Pictures Over Stillwater Gallery where you will find various sights, images, views along with videos from above as well as around the Stillwater MN, metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul and western Wisconsin areas. Visit companion sites KarenofArcolarea.com along with StorageIO.tv to see more sights, sounds, stories.

Downtown Stillwater Late Summer Afternoon Aerial ViewsClick Image for 4K video – Afternoon Aerial Views

Late summer afternoon aerial views of downtown Stillwater St. Croix River area along with historic lift bridge undering heavy maintenance on September 10, 2018.

Stillwater Fire Department SFD Ladder 1 Tribute 9/11/18Click Image for 4K video – SFD Ladder One 9/11/18

Aerial view of Stillwater Fire Department (SFD) Ladder One tribute to 9/11 during visit to station house.

Soo Line Arcola High BridgeClick Image for 4K video – View of Arcola high bridge

Aerial view of historic Soo Line Arcola High bridge between Minnesota and Summerset Wisconsin built from 1910-1911, still used daily by several freight trains.

Summer evening sunset views over st croix river near stillwater mnClick Image for 4K video – Sunset St. Croix River

Sunset aerial view on summer evening with reflections over St. Croix River north of Stillwater Minnesota including historic arcola high bridge (e.g. soo line high bridge) just before sunset.

Very Large Fall Flight of American Pelicans Heading South Over Stillwater MNClick Image for video – Fall Stillwater Pelican Flight

Very Large Fall Flight of American Pelicans Heading South Over Stillwater MN along St. Croix River on thier winter journey.

Summer Sunset Gondola on St. Croix River Stillwater MinnesotaClick Image for 4K video – Summer Sunset Gondola on St. Croix

Summer 2018 Sunset view of Gondola on St. Croix River downtown Stillwater Minnesota next to historic lift bridge.

Stillwater Marina Gas Dock Boat Club Pontoon Rentals St. Croix RiverClick Image for 4K video – Stillwater Boat Club and Gas Dock

Stillwater Marine Services, Gas Dock, Boat Club, Pontoon Rentals, MPYH.com marina, P.D. Pappys and West Marine downtown Stillwater on St. Croix River

Stillwater Liftbridge Heavy Maintenance Up Close Aerial ViewClick Image for 4K video – Lift Bridge Heavy Maintenance Progress

Progress of Stillwater Liftbridge Heavy Maintenance Up Close Aerial View on the morning after heavy rain the previous day.

Stillwater Lift Bridge Heavy Maintenance

summer tuesday in stillwater along st croix riverClick Image for 2.7K video – Summer Tuesday along the waterfront

Views from and above final Stillwater 2018 summer tuesday in the park along the st. croix river.

Hazy Early Saturday Morning Views Downtown Stillwater along St. Croix River.Click Image for 4K video – Saturday Morning Downtown Stillwater

Hazy Early Saturday Morning Views Downtown Stillwater along St. Croix River, walking as well as bike paths park.

Stillwater Evening Sunset View of St. Croix River Crossing BridgeClick Image for 4K video – Evening St. Croix River Stillwater Views

Stillwater Evening Sunset View of St. Croix River Crossing Bridge.

Morning views above St. Croix river along downtown stillwater riverfrontClick Image for 4K video – Morning St. Croix River Stillwater Views

Wakey Wakey. Morning aerial views over St. Croix River where the waters are call around Downtown Stillwater MN.

Sillwater Lift Bridge with a section removed for maintenanceClick Image for 4K video – Stillwater Lift Bridge Section Removed

In the above video, a section of the Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River is removed for maintenance as boats pass through the opening during evening cruises.

Stillwater Summer Tuesday 2018

Stillwater Morning and Evening

July 2018 St. Croix River Storm Clouds
Various Views
Stillwater MPYH PD Pappys July 14, 2018
Downtown Stillwater
Downtown Stillwater Late Summer Afternoon September 10 2018
Downtown Stillwater Late Summer Afternoon September 10 2018
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Some views of Sexy Drinks boat party on St. Croix River downtown Stillwater June 23, 2018.

June 6, 2018 Arcola High Bridge

Sunset views of St. Croix River north of Stillwater including Soo Line / Arcola High Bridge along with a train crossing.

June 5, 2018 St. Croix Crossings Bridge
Some views and different perspectives above, below and around new St. Croix Crossings bridge south of Stillwater including Sunnyside Marina, along with King power plant.
June 4, 2018 Sunset over Stillwater
June 4, 2018 Sunset assisted colorful views around and about Stillwater MN along with St. Croix River.

Video Gallery (Click On Images)

Sillwater Evening Boats and Bridge LiftClick Image for 4K video – Stillwater Lift Bridge & Boats

In the above video, a pair of river paddle boats heading south on St. Croix River pass under historic lift bridge during their evening cruise.

MPYH New Docks
Mulberry Point Yacht Harbor Marina New Docks

In the above video, we check in on the new docks at Mulberry Point Yacht Harbor (MPYH) downtown stillwater.

Stillwater Ice Castle
Stillwater Ice Castle (2017/2018)

In the above video we check in on the ice castle on the banks of the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater MN. This is a late afternoon flight on a clear cold day before sunset. Besides the ice castle, also checkout the historic old stillwater liftbridge as well as new st. croix crossing bridge in the background.

2016 St. Croix River Fall Reflections
Fall Reflection Views Over St. Croix River

In the above video, we take the Drone out for a Fall Sunday afternoon flight from the backyard out over the St. Croix river near Stillwater MN. The leaves on trees have not yet peaked however colors are starting to get good.

Fall 2017 Baloons over Stillwater
Fall Baloons Over St. Croix River Stillwater

In the above video, we take the Drone up, out and over the Stillwater MN, St. Croix River front area for some fall December views. From Hot Air Ballons to up close views of ice, to ice castles rising and new docks in a marina.

Wake Up Time Over St. Croix River
Wakey Wakey sunrise view over St. Croix River

In the above video, we take the Drone up for an early morning flight to see sunrise over the St. Croix river near Stillwater MN.

Storms before 2016 flooding
Storms before July 2016 St. Croix flooding

In the above video, we take the Drone up before a series of storms brought heavy rain causing flooding on the St. Croix River. Also shown is the same view after the flood high waters.

Arcola Mills Fall 2016 St. Croix River Views
Fall Collors and Views of St. Croix River Valley

In the above video, we take the Drone out for a Fall September Friday Evening Flight over St. Croix River near Stillwater MN.

Arcola Mills Part I
Arcola Mills Fall Colors Part I

In the above video, we were invited to fly from the Arcola Mills located on the St. Croix River north of Stillwater MN. If you enjoy history and old large wood frame structures you need to check out the Arcola Mills. Plus this is where the Arcola Mill lumber saw mill among other structures still exist.

Arcola Mills Part II
Arcola Mills Fall Colors Part II

In the above video, we were invited to fly from the Arcola Mills located on the St. Croix River north of Stillwater MN. This is part of a two part series that looks trails, streams and the old mill which gives the name to Arcola Mills.

Why Pictures Over Stillwater

✔ FAA and Minnesota Drone Registered
✔ FAA Part 107 Licensed (Commercial sUAS/Drone)
✔ MNDoT Aviation Licensed (Aerial Photography & sUAS/Drone)
✔ Insured and Minnesota registered business
✔ Still and Video Images (up to 4K 60 fps motion stabilized)
✔ Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan & western Wisconsin coverage

Visit and like us on FaceBook at Pictures Over Stillwater, we are also on Twitter @POSTillwater.

About

About Pictures (and videos) Over Stillwater

Created by Greg Schulz (our Chief Pilot [FAA Part 107] and photographer), Pictures Over Stillwater provides unique birds-eye views, vantage points and different perspectives around, above and sometimes inside or under things in the Stillwater, Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan, western Wisconsin and upper Midwest areas. We provide package and custom services as well as have a large number of stock images along with video B roll footage available. Our photo and video capabilities include GPS aided, motion stabilized ultra high resolution images up to 4K at 60 frames per second (FPS).

Our sUAS, UAV, Drone-based aerial photography (and video) along with inspection services support the needs of different industries and, groups and communities. Examples of our Drone-based aerial services include inspections, survey, photography and video activities for:

  • Agriculture one time flights and recurring schedule
  • Real Estate residential, commercial, and land development
  • Residential, civic, commercial construction projects
  • Residential and commercial property inspection
  • Storm damage assessment including roof inspections
  • Golf, Marinas, Pools, Homeowners and other associations or clubs
  • Aviation, Marine and other motorsports (action or static)
  • Marketing and promotion still and video image (raw or produced)
  • Photos, videos for websites and other social media venues
  • Events home, boat and car shows, fundraisers, weddings
  • Community, city, chamber and tourism video and still image tours
  • Custom projects to meet your specific needs
  • Why Pictures Over Stillwater

    ✔ FAA and Minnesota Drone Registered
    ✔ FAA Part 107 Licensed (Commercial sUAS/Drone)
    ✔ MNDoT Aviation Licensed (Aerial Photography & sUAS/Drone)
    ✔ Insured and Minnesota registered business
    ✔ Still and Video Images (up to 4K 60 fps motion stabilized)
    ✔ Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan & western Wisconsin coverage

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uav drone
    FAA and MNDoT sUAS/UAV/Drone Licensed

    Visit our Pro Shop and Resources page to view links to FAA drone pilot license and related information, as well as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDot) Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also known as drones resources page. You will also find on the resources page UAS and Drone education, useful information, how to fly, books, drones, parts, along with other related items including purchase via Amazon.com.

    Stillwater Ice Castle
    Click above image to view video of the 2017/2018 Stillwater Ice Castle

    From Stillwater to St. Croix Valley to Upper Midwest and Beyond

    While the sites name is Pictures Over Stillwater, our focus includes the surrounding St. Croix River valley, as well as greater Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area as well as greater midwest. Many of our images, videos and views are via small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) aka drones, you will also find content created with GoPro among other technology devices used in various ways.

    Meet The Team

    Greg Schulz – Chief Pilot and Pictographer, FAA Part 107 (Licensed)

    Greg during cold weather flying

    Osacarina “Oscar” – DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian (Amazon.com) 4K 60 fps video (14 fps still) dual IMU gimbal stabilized.

    Petrina “Pete” – DJI Phantom 3 ( Amazon.com) 2.7K 30 fps video.

    Lou – Now retired, DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro attachment

    Visit and like us on FaceBook at Pictures Over Stillwater, we are also on Twitter @POSTillwater.

    Contact

    Pictures Over Stillwater

    ✔ FAA and Minnesota Drone Registered
    ✔ FAA Part 107 Licensed (Commercial sUAS/Drone)
    ✔ MNDoT Aviation Licensed (Aerial Photography & sUAS/Drone)
    ✔ Insured and Minnesota registered business
    ✔ Still and Video Images (up to 4K 60 fps motion stabilized)
    ✔ Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan & western Wisconsin coverage

    Reach us at [email protected]

    Pictures Over Stillwater
    PO Box 2026
    Stillwater MN, 55082
    +1 651-275-1563

    Visit and like us on FaceBook at Pictures Over Stillwater, we are also on Twitter @POSTillwater.