Photographer and licensed drone pilot Mark Hemingway has created a stunning two-minute video showcasing the best of Huddersfield – from above.

Huddersfield Hub editor Martin Shaw joined Mark as his “spotter” for some aerial filming in and around St George’s Square.

Drone pilots need “spotters” for safety reasons in public areas and pigeons are always a hazard for drones.

Lindley-based Mark is an experienced commercial photographer who is also an expert in drone photography and video.

Mark, who usually travels around the UK on photography assignments for construction industry and real estate clients, has been grounded somewhat by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drone pilot and commercial photographer Mark Hemingway

But he has used his skills closer to home to create a brilliant two-minute video set to music. The video has been published on Huddersfield Hub’s new YouTube channel and can be viewed HERE or click on the image below.

The video has some soaring aerial images of Huddersfield’s best-loved landmarks.

There’s drone footage of snow-covered tree tops and sweeping views of the M62 at night before Victoria Tower emerges from the mist at Castle Hill.

There’s a close-up of the lion statue on the top of Lion Chambers in John William Street and a panoramic view of St George’s Square, the Harold Wilson statue and the neo-classical splendour of Huddersfield Railway Station.

Finally, there’s the blue glow of the illuminated Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield followed by shots of canal boats at Aspley Wharf Marina as the clip comes to a close.

Mark can be contacted via his website at Mark Hemingway Photography