Stephen drones on and comes up with some stunning aerial views

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Amateur photographer uses device to help him take shots of iconic Lancashire landmarks

A roofer and amateur photographer has captured stunning footage around Lancashire after buying a drone to help with his work.

Still image captured from drone camera footage by Stephen Melling'Preston Docks

Still image captured from drone camera footage by Stephen Melling'Preston Docks

Stephen Melling, 49, from Grimsargh, invested in a drone to look at roofs without having to build a scaffold.

But the dad-of-two also uses the device to take spectacular aerial photographs of landmarks across the county and beyond.

Stephen said he had seen images his friend had taken from a drone, which he described as “amazing”.

He said: “I thought, ‘That’s got practical implications, I can probably use that for my business’.

The other implication is the footage. I flew it around the river and the footage was brilliant because it’s high definition

“The other implication is the footage. I flew it around the river and the footage was brilliant because it’s high definition.

“Anywhere now where there’s an aerial shot to be had, I go and get it.

“I try to take quite a few and string them together and the result is very, very effective, especially if it’s local, because it appeals to people like nothing else can.”
Stephen’s footage includes Brockholes, Preston Marina, Miller Park and Derwentwater.

Roofer Stephen Melling, from Grimsargh in Preston, who uses a drone camera to inspect roofs

Roofer Stephen Melling, from Grimsargh in Preston, who uses a drone camera to inspect roofs

Roofer Stephen Melling, from Grimsargh in Preston, who uses a drone camera to inspect roofs

Roofer Stephen Melling, from Grimsargh in Preston, who uses a drone camera to inspect roofs