I took some aerial photos of downtown Milton this past October. I have wanted to do a blog about it ever since I took those photos. I could never find the time to sit down and write this, but better late than never! These photos have been some of my favorite photos that I've ever taken. I first had this idea in the summer of 2018 and could not wait to go out into the church steeple and take these photos. Ironically, the feel of these photos is not what I was going for at all. In my head, I want a dark and rustic looking picture. I imagined the sky would be a dark, gloomy grey, looking as if it were about to burst with rain at any second and shower the town below. The trees would be dark rusty orange, framing the roads and houses. The lake would be still and a deep navy blue and look like a piece of the ocean found its way to this small New Hampshire town. Just above the mountain range in the distance, you would be able to see a dull yellow color leaking through the clouds as the sun set over the quaint little town. The photos did not turn out like that. However, what I did capture was a pleasant surprise.
I knew before even climbing the church steeple that I would not be able to capture what I had envisioned because there was barely a single cloud in the sky. But, with the leaves beginning to turn brown and fall, I knew I had to take these photos quickly, or I would miss the opportunity altogether. So I climbed several rickety old ladders and grappled over some scaffolding (literally) until I reached the top of the steeple. I will be completely honest, after I had climbed my way to the top of the steeple and gazed out over the scenic town, I saw the most underwhelming sunset. The sun had already set, but it did not leave behind many colors in its wake. But after all I had been through to get to the top of the tower in the first place, I was not going back just because the sunset was not what I was expecting. I knew instantly from the back of my camera that I loved the photos. I felt that they portrayed this beautiful little town well.
My favorite thing about these photos is the contrast between the sky and the town. The sky is so light and colorful, almost pastel-like. The town is very rustic and vintage; it looks like it could be in a storybook. The two different palettes are so opposite, yet I love the look that it gave these photos.
So without further ado, here are my favorite photos from that photoshoot, both photos that I have shared before and some never before seen shots.
Leave a comment and let me know which one of these photos is your favorite!!