This stunning collection of aerial photographs was taken in 2006 for the day images and 2008 for the night images. I waited
a few years to be here at the right time of year with perfect weather for the day images. This particular
day was so clear you can see Barrow and the Lake District on some of the shots.
I made sure I got some nice aerial photos of Blackpool tower from a variety of
angles. I really enjoyed taking these so I hope you enjoy looking at them. Flying
over Blackpool pleasure beach was particularly interesting watching all the roller
coasters and rides. The even more stunning nightime aerial photographs were done in 2008 and are probably the only professional civilian night aerial photographs in existance. To shoot from a moving helicopter at night requires some very sophisticated Gyro stabilized camera equipment. All the 2006 images are done on a Canon 5D professional Digital
DSLR camera with fantastic resolution and the 2008 ones with a Canon 1DSmkIII. I've put a few full resolution cut outs
in some images to show you. The online images are 800 pixels wide and heavily
compressed but the originals are 4368 pixels wide. The daytime images will print to size A0 and the nightime to at least size A3.