Aerial

Birds Eye View

When I flew my drone on a late September morning, I did so mostly to scout out foliage spots and was a bit disappointed with the lack of vibrant color. While hovering up there, I couldn't help but capture this view of Abbot Hall after its recent restoration and with the lawn coming along nicely. As a bonus, the birds eye view allowed me to capture a good portion of historic downtown (Old Town to some), the harbor and most of the Neck. With the 11am sun coming at an angle, the scene had a nice light to it as [...]

By |2020-10-12T21:39:26-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Fall over the Harbor

This was the sunset view I was chasing with my drone while also capturing the October Sky I shared yesterday morning. It's hard to believe but this was the first time I had flown my drone in over a year (and I had only one outing in 2019 as well). I made my way from Riverhead Beach to this point staying fairly low in the sky to avoid the high wind gusts while also trying to keep all the important elements in the final composition - the boats in the harbor, the soft color reflected in clouds overhead and that [...]

By |2020-10-05T22:03:29-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Beach Day

It's going to be a scorcher today so I hope you made plans to either stay inside with the AC on or are headed to a local beach such as Preston. With 90+ degree temps in the forecast, it really does feel like a great beach day. This aerial image of Preston beach was captured on August 6, 2017. I had shared some higher up shots previously but liked this lower one as it offered a different vantage point and allowed me to capture some of the clouds reflecting in the wet sand. Wherever you end up today, hope you [...]

By |2020-07-26T22:04:01-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fog Rolls In

Two years ago, I decided to head to Riverhead beach in the hopes of capturing a nice aerial sunset but found fog instead. As it happened the fog rolling into the harbor and across the Neck made for a far more interesting display. I decided to convert the image to black and white to keep the focus on the texture of the fog and the contrast between it and the foliage on the Neck.

By |2020-07-13T21:25:04-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Flying over Gracies

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...

By |2020-05-07T22:24:07-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Opening Day

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.

By |2020-04-28T21:29:06-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Above an Empty Harbor

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 [...]

By |2020-04-20T21:42:48-04:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Abbot from Above

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.

By |2020-03-29T17:38:49-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , |0 Comments