Abbot Hall in the Fall

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.

By |2023-10-26T16:09:18-04:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: Aerial, Fall|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Round Old Town House

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 [...]

By |2023-01-11T06:41:26-05:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Flying above Castle Rock

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.

By |2022-10-02T09:31:39-04:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , |0 Comments

Flying by 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 [...]

By |2022-09-21T22:59:11-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , |0 Comments

Carnival Sunrise

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 [...]

By |2022-05-08T09:45:50-04:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Bird’s Eye View – Fall in Marblehead

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 [...]

By |2021-11-14T22:04:29-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fall is in the Air

It hasn't been the best year for foliage in Marblehead and the season is likely behind us after the current rain and wind passes but on Saturday October 23rd, the bright sun seemed to beckon me to shoot the fall colors. I decided to drive to the Masonic temple and launched the drone from the parking lot and saw this scene unfold before my eyes. I stayed low and maneuvered the drone so that Abbot Hall broke through the horizon while still being able to view the boats in the harbor. I then moved forward a bit to make sure [...]

By |2021-10-25T21:55:51-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Christmas in the Cupola

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 [...]

By |2021-01-13T07:37:40-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Winter Light

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 [...]

By |2021-01-10T18:16:08-05:00January 10th, 2021|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , |1 Comment