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 [...]
I hadn't flown my drown in months (if at all) when I took it out on September 29, 2020. I flew straight up to a ceiling of 400 foot planning to scout the foliage around Abbot Hall but found very little in the way of colors (other than green). I took a few shots anyway and it wasn't until I returned home and saw this on a big screen that I appreciated all the little details found in it. For being an unexpected favorite, this bird's eye view is my seventh favorite image of Marblehead captured in 2020.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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...