Foulshaw Moss – the Ospreys are coming!

The ospreys are expected to return to Foulshaw Moss in South Cumbria again this year, and are actually due any day now! Angela Simpson of Cumbria Wildlife Trust approached me about producing an aerial video to raise awareness of this imminent event, and we came up with the idea of an osprey’s eye view as it returns to Foulshaw Moss across Morecambe Bay and flies around to familiarise itself with its territory before landing on the nest. Visits to three different areas of the Nature Reserve were required, including a warden-accompanied visit to the nest itself, from which to piece together the film. It was a great little project to be involved in, with some slightly different challenges to other videos I have created. If you visit the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website the video is on their home page and there is a link to the osprey webcam, so you can sit patiently watching the screen and wait for them to arrive!

Foulshaw Moss is a fantastic nature reserve and easy to visit as it is immediately off the A590. If you have not visited before I would certainly recommend it. I definitely plan to revisit once the reserve’s celebrities have flown in from Africa!

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AERIAL ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Just a week to go now. On Monday 5th December an exhibition of my art photographs will go on display at The Forum in Barrow-in-Furness and will be open to the public throughout December and January.

I am currently in the process of making my final selection of images, which is not easy! There should be around 30 photographs, plus a TV screen showing a number of aerial videos.

It has been a busy year and I have enjoyed the challenge of producing aerial photography and video for a wide variety of clients for different purposes, but as we now move into the quieter winter period I am enjoying focusing for a time on the artwork I have produced for myself.

If you enjoy my work it would be great if you were able to make it to my show, and also please like my Facebook page and/or follow me on Twitter.

More updates to follow during the coming week!

Tony Roberts Carpets Direct Ltd – Outset Pictures

Earlier this year I contributed the aerial video sequences for this promotional video produced by Outset Pictures for Tony Roberts Carpets Direct Ltd based up at Whitehaven. It is hard to tell but it was quite a blustery day! A big thank you to Outset Pictures for offering me the work. I think they have done a great job putting the final video together.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY !

It is one year since Aerial Artwork was born, and this first year has been such an enjoyable and exciting journey! A big thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me along the way, and to all the clients who have put their trust in me to provide them with the aerial photography and video they were looking for.  With lots of jobs lined up and an exhibition three months from now I am looking forward to an even more successful second year! The picture above was taken from above Hallin Fell, and by my calculations 360 metres above Ullswater, on an incredibly still and beautiful August morning.

Private Property Professional Photographic Prints

These are four properties I have recently photographed from the air for private clients. I have subsequently printed, mounted and framed the chosen photographs for the clients to present as gifts for family members. I am able to print the photographs in archive quality inks on 100% acid free museum grade paper at up to A3+ size, for prints that will last a lifetime. I am very pleased to say the clients have been delighted with the results, and I have more prints to produce for further clients. If you would like a photographic print of an aerial view of a special place or property do not hesitate to let me know!

Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages

I had the great pleasure of photographing Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages not so long ago. The location is stunning, along the A591 from Keswick to Grasmere, with views to Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra. For more information about staying at these holiday cottages please visit the website at http://www.brackenrigg.com, where you can see my aerial photographs already in use! A 360° Photograph of the wonderful location can be experienced HERE

 

New Property Showreel

I have put together a showreel featuring some of the properties I have had the pleasure of photographing and videoing in recent weeks. If you have a property in the North West that you are looking to promote, or simply record for posterity, then the weather conditions and the summer season really make now the ideal time to act.  So please get in touch with me to discuss your ideas or requirements. You can phone me on 07590563058, email me on colin@aerialartwork.co.uk, or fill out the contact form on this website. I look forward to hearing from you!

St Mary’s Hospice

Students Georgia and Hayley on the Creative Media Production course at Furness College approached me about providing them with some aerial footage for a video project they are working on for St Mary’s Hospice. I was only too happy to oblige. The students gained valuable experience pitching their ideas to the hospice and liaising with Aerial Artwork to make it all happen. The project links to Ford Park and so they also organised permission for me to take off and land in Ford Park itself. Georgia and Hayley will be using the footage within their videos over the coming weeks but here are some stills from the shoot to give a flavour of what was captured. It was a lot of fun.

Morecambe Bay Partnership Wetland Site

A recent task I was given was to take a number photographs prior to a wetland area being created by Morecambe Bay Partnership. Once the Water Control System has been fitted I will be back to take photographs of the resulting environment, to allow a before and after comparison. While the drone was in the air I also created a 360° aerial “photosphere” from above the site that can be viewed here:

AERIAL ARTWORK 360° PHOTOGRAPH AT ROUND.ME SITE