One of the first things I did with my drone was explore some favorite spots around town from vantage points of 100 to 400 feet in the air. Once I grew accustomed to those views, I sought out other areas in Marblehead that had escaped my ability to capture from the ground.

On this particular early evening on August 6, 2017, I had flown up over Beacon Street to capture views of Black Joes Pond and Doliber Cove only to then turn the drone and find this view of Fluen Point laid out before me. With boats moored in the small inlet and thick tree cover on private roads, this was a section of Marblehead that I never would have had the chance to explore otherwise. I hovered a few hundred feet in the air and composed the shot to include the few clouds above the horizon and the boats motoring in the waters beyond.