Author Archives: sdunwell

About sdunwell

Photographer & publisher, specializing in architecture, aerials and views of Boston.

Chesterfield, MA

A perfect little village at a crossroads, Chesterfield sits on a hilltop in western Massachusetts. It has the essentials: a church, a library, a post office, a store, town offices, and a few Federal style houses. This aerial view is … Continue reading

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Lenox panorama aerial

3-part panorama looking north from the Church on the Hill, Lenox, MA. Drone altitude is 400 ft.

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Fort Point panorama with LAANC

The FAA has introduced LAANC to facilitate drone authorizations in controlled airspace. Boston was activated in late 2018. This image was made with the new system. The panorama is made by merging 3 exposures: left, center, right.

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Boston aerial sunrise clouds

On left, just before the sun clears the skyline buildings. On right, a few minutes later, as a scrim of clouds moves in from the west. The sun must be blocked to reduce its intensity. In this case, it is … Continue reading

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Boston marathon starting line aerial photo

Boston marathon is today, with bad weather, so no flying. This image was made in 1994, flying in a R-22 with Anne Umphrey as pilot. Hopkinton, MA

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Drone evening Providence highway

Rush hour on Rt 95, as seen by the I2 drone flying over Federal Hill warehouses. This project was conceived for time-lapse, but some still frames are amazing on their own.

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Olmsted Oaks Franklin Park aerial

Franklin Park, designed by F. L. Olmsted, ca 1885. Oblique aerial showing the oak trees with autumn colors.

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Drone photo of the week: Falmouth

Dinghies on the floating dock, West Falmouth harbor. Drone UAV image, from about 50 ft up. Inspire 2 aircraft, with X5s camera.

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UAV – Drone photo of the week – construction

The UAV point of view allows low altitude work with surprising compositions. This construction site image was made from about 75 feet up.

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Boston College – Aerial view UAV

Boston College, Bapst Library. Photo drone UAV at about 200 ft elevation. Architect = Maginnis and Walsh, 1925

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