Snowy Morning in Marblehead

  • Old Town House and historic downtown are captured on a snowy morning in Marblehead.  The aerial view includes historic homes and Marblehead Light across the harbor.

After 9 inches of snow fell on Marblehead this past weekend, I couldn’t wait for dawn and a chance to capture the views of historic downtown Marblehead from the air.  I woke early and drove down to Washington Street from where I launched the Phantom 4 Pro and took in the views of our town on a snowy morning.

It’s one thing to compose an image in 2 dimensions but quite another to add height to the equation.  I’m still learning a lot when it comes to creating dramatic compositions with aerial photography but this image with Old Town House in the foreground and the black asphalt of Washington Street breaking up the white snow was a quick favorite from the morning.

I love how close everything appears from the air with one easily able to spot Marblehead Light across the main harbor and Gerry Island seemingly at the end of Washington Street.

By | 2017-01-11T07:03:02+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments


  1. Susan Cole Kelly January 11, 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

    What an amazing view!!!

  2. Anna January 11, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I can’t think of many places on Washington Street that would be safe to launch from. Even with obstacle-avoidance in the P4, you’re risking a wreck by taking off from such a residential and dense area. Lots of wires, etc., that obstacle avoidance might not be able to detect if your remote loses the signal and RTH is triggered. Just my two cents.

    • Eyal Oren January 11, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

      You’re right Anna – I actually launched from the Crosby’s parking lot 😉

  3. Bob R. January 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Spectacular!! Looking forward to more “sky views”.

  4. Julia Marenghi January 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Cathy Shumway Marenghi

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