An aerial view of boats moored in Marblehead Harbor on a warm June evening seemed like a perfect image for the weekend. Hope you get to enjoy some time in and on the water...
One final image of May days in Marblehead - this one comes from an aerial shoot high above Redd's Pond. I captured a few images of the sailboats in Redd's early on but then flew up to 400 feet for this shot featuring the juxtaposition of big boats in the harbor and those little boats in the pond.
How about an aerial image to close out the week? This shot was captured with my Phantom 4 Pro on August 6, 2017 as I was flying over Gracies and rose up 400 feet to take in the full view of Little Harbor, Brown's Island, Gerry Island, Fort Sewall and the edge of Chandler Hovey Park on the Neck. With full foliage and boats dotting the waters, this seemed like a nice view to finish out the week and get us through the projected freezing cold (and snow?!?!?) that is due to fall tomorrow...
This aerial image of opening day for baseball in Marblehead was captured almost exactly two years ago - April 28, 2018. While baseball season has been postponed and crowds of kids and parents can't line the outfield at Gatchell Park quite yet, these traditions will return at some point in the future.
I bought my drone (the Phantom 4 Pro) in November 2016 and, shortly after, became a certified pilot. On April 12, 2017, I decided to explore Marblehead Harbor from the air and flew above an empty harbor to this spot overlooking the Neck. With the clouds overhead reflecting in the still waters of the harbor and the empty moorings dotting the water, I discovered a new appreciation for this 'between season'. Despite the limited foliage on trees and the emptiness of the harbor, there is something hopeful about this image - a feeling of something to look forward to or [...]
Almost exactly three years ago (March 29, 2017), I flew my drone high over Lee Street at sunset to capture a view of the whole of Abbot from above. It's hard to capture the full breadth of this building but this aerial views allowed me to not only get all of Abbot Hall in the frame but also the varied architectural styles and colors of houses surrounding the building.
Today's image comes from my 'to be posted' archive and continues the theme of images of snow in Marblehead from past winters. This aerial shot was captured on the morning of March 14, 2018 after a dusting of snow fell and I was able to capture historic downtown Marblehead with its familiar landmarks blanketed in white. If you would like to see these images without realizing on FB/IG, I added an easy sign up for my daily and/or weekly email digests that include all images posted to Wednesdays in Marblehead. You can sign up below any of my current/prior posts. [...]
It's been a while since I've taken my drone flying over Marblehead and so I decided to go through my 'to be posted' archive focusing on images taken from the air to share today. I stopped at this one captured on June 20.2017 that was accomplished by capturing several sequential images and then merging them into this panoramic view of Marblehead Neck and the harbor filled with boats. The cumulus clouds overhead helped balance the final image and made for a beautiful late spring/early summer view of Marblehead that rivals any viewed from an airplane.
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 [...]
Sunday, September 1st was the first time I had been out to capture new photos in nearly a month and, with the nice cloud cover, I decided to bring along my drone. I had flown the drone only once in the past year having spent much of 2017 and 2018 exploring Marblehead from the air. I had realized that the drone offered other possibilities than simply shooting from 100-400 feet in the air and had an idea in mind when I drove out to the Neck. I arrived to find the parking lot at Chandler Hovey packed on this Labor [...]