Shropshire from the sky: new perspective given by images taken by drone

Lord Hill Column is proud of a new drone image captured by Star Chief Photographer Tim Thursfield

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.

Severn Park, Bridgnorth and the Rugby Club were flooded in January
Shirehall and Lord Hill Column, Shrewsbury
The iron bridge at Ironbridge. Photo: Ian Harvey.

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.

Aerial photo from Telford & Wrekin Council showing the flooding of the River Severn at Ironbridge in March 2019
Road works on the connecting road at Mile End roundabout, Oswestry
Buttington Quarry, Welshpool

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.

A rapeseed field near Knockin Heath
The mini roundabout next to the Shrewsbury Club, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury
Residential developments off Oteley Road, Shrewsbury
The old Brownlow Road railway station building, Ellesmere, which is to be developed for housing
The Wrekin. Photo: Wayne Gaskell
Fire crews tackle a blaze on the Wrekin. Photo: Sam Bagnall

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