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Drone captures amazing aerial shot of Wells

PUBLISHED: 06:34 14 January 2016

Chris Taylor's aerial view of the coast at Wells which won a prize in the Heliguy competition. Picture: CHRISTAYLORPHOTO.CO.UK

Chris Taylor's aerial view of the coast at Wells which won a prize in the Heliguy competition. Picture: CHRISTAYLORPHOTO.CO.UK

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This is how those winter skeins of wild geese see beautiful north Norfolk – lucky birds.

Chris Taylor. Picture: CHRISTAYLORPHOTO.CO.UKChris Taylor. Picture: CHRISTAYLORPHOTO.CO.UK

But award-winning photographer Chris Taylor, had his feet firmly on the ground when he captured this breathtaking view of Wells at low tide. He was remotely controlling his drone, or quadcopter, as it soared overhead with a camera attached, taking high-resolution pictures and video.

And these shots have earned Mr Taylor two prizes and £500 in a national competition run by drone firm Heliguy.

Sheringham-based Mr Taylor, 43, has been a professional photographer for 11 years and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to use a drone for the past two.

He had to attend a three-day training course, and pass a practical test, to qualify.

So far he’s used the quadcopter, which cost about £1,000, for commercial work including views of solar farms, and so that estate agents can show potential buyers the setting of a property for sale.

He has also taken aerial views of churches to check for problems with roofs and towers, saving congregations the expense of paying for scaffolding to be erected.

“My favourite use is for landscapes,” said Mr Taylor, who is also a member of Sheringham RNLI lifeboat crew.

“It’s like having a new pair of eyes and a whole new angle on north Norfolk.”

See more of Mr Taylor’s work click here.


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