Quick Shot: Aerial St. James

The wind in the United Kingdom is sometimes unforgiving, but when the wind gusts broke temporarily, I grabbed the DJI Phantom Vision 2+ quadcopter and took it to photograph the St. James Church in Spaldwick. The church, which has existed since the late 12th century, is the prominent feature in this small village of a few hundred people. The spire on the church is 152ft tall, which can make it very challenging to get a photograph of the entire church from the ground. 

To get these images, I put the quadcopter 160ft in the air so that it was looking down over the top of the church. I approached from several different angles to get a varying perspective on the spire and church.

These photos were beautiful in color, but really popped when I converted them into black and white.