Four Seasons Above Vermont’s Landscape
I’ve been using a drone to make aerial photographs of Vermont for several years, but only recently have I been photographing straight down on the landscapes of the Green Mountains. My first impulse as a drone photographer was to go as high as possible – 400 feet – and make pictures of familiar landscapes – very exciting! But after a while I started looking down from a bird’s eye view and was drawn to the more abstract patterns on the land – orchards, trees, rivers, roads, lakes and forests. Vermont is well known for its protected lands, conserved forests and well-kept villages – photography can help steward this conservation. From above I can better appreciate the man-made and natural patterns of Vermont. As the leaves start to fall and the seasons change, I look forward to photographing Vermont’s landscapes with fresh eyes, from the bird’s eye perspective of a drone.