Canal Place and Loft 27

Snowy Sunset

First fresh snow with a drone to check it out, and quite a nice sunset to go with it. I missed the best light, but was pretty happy with the view around Downtown. Didn’t want to fly far as it was getting dark, but with the snow on the ground even in low light things […]


Whoa, Now in Video!

Here’s a short practice video, showing a sunny day in September taking a quick cruise around Downtown Lowell. Shot on my DJI Mini 2, edited in Adobe Premiere Rush, which was recently added to the Adobe Photography subscription I already have (and includes some not so bad muzak). Just trying to work out a whole […]


Anniversary in the Catskills

We celebrated our seventh anniversary with a long weekend trip to the Catskills, staying in an AirBnB in Jewett, NY. We even brought Whiskey along for the adventure. Although the last two days were pretty rainy, we got to do some hiking, eating, and shot some photos (both on the ground and in the air). […]


Test Flight 2

Still getting used to flying this thing, and it’s a bit windy out, but took the drone out for a spin from the roof today. Carefully avoiding the airspace above the canal, which as far as I can tell is managed by the National Park and therefore no-fly. These are as-shot, no post, but look […]


New Toy

This weekend I flew the new drone for the first time. It’s a DJI Mini 2 and it seems great so far. It is quite easy to get started, but I feel like there’s a lot of functionality that I don’t yet know about. Looking forward to exploring more.


Fifteen Minutes Could Save You

Saw this little critter basking in a flower-pool on our walk through the Hawai’i Tropical Bioreserve and Garden. I believe it is a Gold Dust Day Gecko, which is indeed the species that a certain insurance mascot is based on. Coincidentally, the botanical gardens are about fifteen minutes north of Hilo, HI. Absolutely worth the trip; I’m still sorting through the photos and will have many more to post.



Victory – “A Gift to the People of Lowell from James C. Ayer. Erected July 4, 1867.”  A draped woman with wings holding the laurel wreath of victory and the harvest sheaf representing peace. It was sculpted by Christian Daniel Rauch, the foremost German sculptor of the 19th century, for the king of Bavaria. The original of […]