Shropshire from the sky: new perspective given by images taken by drone
The arrival of drones changed all that. It literally gave news organizations an instant new perspective.
And, as long as you are trained and licensed, it also allows anyone to experience images from several hundred feet high.
Today we present some images of landmarks taken by drone. Many were taken by our Chief Photographer Tim Thursfield and some were submitted by readers during the year.
Tim, 50, has many years of experience and has boarded a helicopter several times to take newspaper footage.
He said: “The drone has given us the ability to have a bird’s eye view of major events, monuments or new buildings. You can also be creative. Looking straight down at the ground can provide an image that makes you look twice.
“New technology has transformed photography as well as filmmaking. And it’s a lot of fun to experiment with new techniques.