One of my favorite Marblehead traditions is the annual Thanksgiving football game pitting Marblehead against Swampscott.  I’ve attended every game with my son since moving here in 2008 and have captured a few photos of the action on the field in years past.  As I left the house for the game this year, I made sure to pack the drone as the weather conditions seemed perfect.

We arrived and watched the game unfold with Swampscott taking an early lead only to watch as the Marblehead Magicians clawed their way back and then sprinted ahead for good.  At half time, I excused myself and went to the car to grab the Phantom 4 Pro.  I launched the drone from the front of the high school and carefully flew it over the building (making sure to not fly over anyone) and then vertically to find a perfect composition.  I flew up 2-300 feet and then back down until I noted this position from which I could capture the entire football field, the gathered crowd and the Atlantic ocean just beyond the trees.

Unfortunately, the home team’s stands were in shadows but I tried to bring out as much as I could to help show the local support that this annual Thanksgiving football game draws.

Thanks again to everyone who ordered books, calendars and prints this Black Friday/Small Business Saturday.  I was kept busy at the post office and with some local deliveries (some within an hour of the order being placed).  The highest honor an artist can receive is for someone to connect with the work enough to want to own it.  I greatly appreciate all those who felt that connection and purchased an item this weekend.

One final note – I have less than 40 calendars left and will not be able to order anymore when they sell out.  Buy soon if you are planning on getting or giving one this holiday season.

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