I often fly over Cape Cod to photograph aerial views of the stunning and every changing coastline.
The Cape Cod National Seashore with its ocean breaches over the past decade, offer many aesthetic surprises.
One day I caught a small craft looking for a passage out to the open sea.
This view from above shows its dilemma: things not as they once were.
However, nature had a gift of spectacular beauty in the colors and shapes of shifting sand and sea (where there was once a passage).
The scene is transient and changes with the tide.
This is the privilege of seeing the world from above, capturing its strength and fragility through the lens of my camera.
I am delighted to find art from the air with a real place on the earth.
The little boat had to take a much longer way to get to the open waters.
About The Photographer
Margot Cheel is an aerial photographer, pilot and arts facilitator. For over two decades, she’s brought her love of photography to her passion for flight, exhibiting widely from New England to Florida to the Northwest.
She has served local & international businesses and organizations with her aerial images and recently published two fine art photo books: Sea & Sand from the Sky and What Do You See? Finding Shapes from the Sky.
“With my aerial photography I aim to inspire awareness of the beauty, power and fragility of our earth and encourage thoughtful use and long-term preservation.”