I headed out just after noon to run a few errands but also made sure to bring my drone along. I had seen Jack Attridge's gorgeous sunrise shot of Abbot Hall the other day and was surprised at the foliage surrounding it as I had seen very little to capture from the ground. Sure enough, once I was flying, I spotted some great color in the trees surrounding Abbot Hall and went about exploring compositions. I came away with four favorites to share.
Another image from the To Be Posted archive focusing on more snow-filled winters. This aerial sunrise shot comes from the morning of January 8, 2017. I had been exploring downtown and shot towards Abbot Hall and the harbor before trying to find unique aerial shots such as this near top-down view over Old Town House. I liked how the black asphalt encircled Old Town House while the rays of golden light could be seen making their way up State Street and highlight the smoke rising from the chimney. It's shots like this that make me want to dig that old [...]
Finishing off the week with this bird's eye view of Castle Rock. I had my drone up for an engagement shoot and was trying out different angles when I found this interesting composition. The harsh lines of the granite leading to white surf and green-blue waters made for an interesting image and a new view of Castle Rock.
I received an email a few weeks ago asking me if I might be able to secretly capture a proposal at Castle Rock. I immediately explained that wasn't something I had done previously and wasn't sure I was the best fit but was convinced otherwise. As luck would have it, the weather was perfect and I set up early to explore angles and options. It was my first time flying the drone in months and I don't think I had flown it over Castle Rock in at least a year (or two). I couldn't resist a few landscape shots before [...]
This morning's fog led me to a search of my To Be Posted archive and a rediscovery of this aerial image of Marblehead harbor enveloped in fog as the sun set in mid-July 2018.
After ten years of shooting the annual Marblehead Carnival at Devereux Beach, I thought I had exhausted all compositions. With that and the grey skies (though no rain!) I had about given up on any new shots of this year's carnival. However, when I drive by Devereux the other day, I noticed the ferris wheel had moved to a new spot and had an idea in mind - I just needed some sun and for the wind to die down... This morning at 6:30, conditions fell into place. I drove down to the beach and launched my drone (hadn't used [...]
On October 23rd, I had flown my drone from the parking lot of the Masonic Temple and was disappointed to find very few trees had changed colors. I made it a point to return and, on November 10th, after capturing a great scene at Ware Lane, I did just that. I flew the drone just as I had before and was very happy with the foliage and the angle of the sun reflecting off the leaves. The few clouds over Chandler Hovey Park were a nice bonus. I returned home happy to view the images only to find that the [...]
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 [...]
I normally take a break from shooting in the winter months but received a message via Instagram of a must see in downtown Marblehead so I headed over tonight with my drone and gear in the trunk. I launched the drone from right in front of Abbot Hall as the sun was setting and lucked out with great Winter light on the brick building setting it apart from the rest of downtown Marblehead and the empty harbor beyond. I got the other shot as well and will post that this week. I don't plan on posting daily images mixing new [...]
First, thank you to everyone who purchased a 2021 Calendar, the Wednesdays in Marblehead book and/or prints over the past week - I really appreciate your support of my work! And if you haven't yet, my 25% off sale continues until Monday, Nov 30th. Today being Small Business Saturday, I wanted to mention that you can also purchase my calendars at Crosby's, Shubies, Arnould Gallery and Scribe. Today's image was captured on October 1 when I flew the drone for the first time in a while and stopped around mid-harbor for this view of a fall sunset. With boats nearly [...]