It’s a bit late for a Christmas post but when I received a message about a beautiful Christmas tree in the cupola of the Jeremiah Lee mansion, I knew I had to find a way to capture it before it was taken down.

I arrived on Washington Street prepared with all of my lenses as well as the drone imagining the angles I might have to play with to capture the tree. I started with the drone and lucked out with some nice winter light on Abbot Hall to get the shoot off to a nice start. From there I flew over to the Lee Mansion and moved the drone until I could line up the Christmas tree in the cupola with St. Michaels and Grace Community church while also getting Old North in the background. I tried to keep cars out of the frame so had to leave out some of the storefronts in downtown Marblehead.

It’s a bit hard to see the tree on a small screen so find a bigger view on my website if you can (on Instagram – click on profile and then New in the top menu).