This image – “Sunrise skyline from East Boston” is the key photo in my exhibit “Above Boston” opening March 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 81 Elm St., Concord, MA. The show runs until May 1. Artist reception on Saturday, March 11, 3-5PM. This image was made with the Canon 17mm TS lens, 2 exposures R + L, stitched together for panoramic width.
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.
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.