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 [...]
The thing about aerial images is that you don't always need to fly 200 or 400 feet above the ground. I quickly learned that bringing the drone off shore and raised a bit off the water provided some incredible compositions as in this shot captured on July 26, 2017. Just a typical summer day in Marblehead with a perfect view of Chandler Hovey Park, the harbor and Abbot Hall in the distance
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.
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 [...]
No April Fools Jokes this year but rather a hopeful look forward to a similar beach party scene taking place at Devereux Beach this summer. Everytime I look at this image, I notice something new. Between the sunbathers on the beach, the swimmers in the ocean and those on the wet sand in between, there are endless micro scenes to explore.
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.