New Boston Seaport aerial view

Boston Seaport aerial view sunrise

Boston Seaport aerial view sunrise

Sept 13 was a beautiful morning for aerial views. Great visibility, light winds. Flying with Taylor from Blue Hill Helicopters in the R-44. This series made shortly after sunrise. Camera is the Canon 5D Mark 3-SR for super Hi-Res images.

Aerial photo of the week: Harvard campus

Harvard Campus aerial

Harvard Campus aerial

New 14 ft mural of the campus for Harvard Continuing Education. This aerial fills the back wall of the new Welcome Center. Hassie H4 from E. P. Levine, Helicopter R44 from Blue Hill. Thanks to Seaport Graphics for printing, mounting & installation. Lighting strip & countertop not quite finished in the view.

First aerial photograph in USA – 10/13/1860

J. W. Black aerial photo

J. W. Black aerial photo

First successful aerial photograph made in the USA, by J. W. Black, 10/13/1860, from a balloon tethered over Boston Common. Left, the original, at the Boston Public Library. Right, a view from the same spot, same day and time, 2012. Helicopter R-22.