One photographer is taking a step closer to getting a bird’s eye view of the Northumberland scenery, thanks to his latest piece of equipment.
After suffering a heart attack, Paul Carr, from Ashington, was given a quadcopter to encourage him to get out and about, and he has been using it to take stunning aerial photographs ever since.
“My wife bought the quadcopter for Christmas as she thought it would give me the inspiration to go out and get some unusual photos whilst most importantly getting some exercise,” he said.
“I was out every day flying locally.”
Paul gained his commercial licence for flying unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) and has taken to the skies to snap some famous landmarks in Northumberland, including Northumberlandia, the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Hospital, Ashington Leisure Centre, Blyth beach huts and Holy Island.
He is now in the process of becoming a qualified commercial UAV pilot.
“When I qualify, I intend to make a DVD of the north east from a bird’s eye view perspective, and give everybody the opportunity to see what the sights look like from the sky.
“I really love taking photos and getting feedback from people’s comments.”
Paul, who used to work at Ellington Colliery where his passion for photography began, is currently making a follow-up DVD about the colliery and the Ashington Coal Company. “It’s hard to believe it’s ten years on since it closed.
“I hope to use some aerial shots in this and I have carried out several interviews with people who worked at Ellington and the other collieries in the Coal Company.”
To view Paul’s work, visit www.ctlphotography.co.uk