Fourth Year!

I am delighted to report that the CAA accepted my re-application and I was granted my fourth Permission for Commercial Operation. My CAA number is 1281. On September 11th I started my fourth year of providing high quality aerial photography and filmmaking. I have added the DJI Mavic Pro drone to my “fleet”!

I have recently finished work for Sam Smiths Breweries, a local school and Cumbria Wildlife Trust. There are five other projects I am currently involved in at various stages: three for environmental groups, one charity and one global business!

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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!

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.

BAE Systems’ new Resolution Building

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Here is a slide show of some photographs I took for Wates Construction of the new Resolution Building built for BAE on the Ramsden Dock Road in Barrow-in-Furness. They were taken in September, just prior to BAE taking possession of the store. Below is a link to an article featuring one of my photographs.

http://www.wates.co.uk/latest/wates-grows-presence-cumbria-office-expansion/

New Z3 camera

The latest addition to my equipment is DJI’s seriously impressive new Z3 camera, which offers a 3x zoom capability. Whilst that’s nowhere near good enough to spy on people (honest!) it will allow me to zoom in on property when access dictates I have to take off and capture imagery from further away. I am looking forward to putting it through it’s paces.

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.

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.