We arrived on location and spoke to several neighbours informing them of our intentions. While there's no legal requirement for this, we think it's politer and avoids any unwanted attention.
We spoke to the client about the shots we could get before setting up and flying. Arriving, speaking to neighbours, getting the shots and packing away all took less than an hour.
Using a drone is cost effective, quicker and safer than sending a helicopter over the location with a photographer leaning out the window. Our images are hi resolution and we can process them in Lightroom or Photoshop, enhancing colours and contrasts, removing cars or unwanted objects.
The image (right) shows one of the wider angled shots we got, while below is a side by side of original ~1990 and our 2021 drone photo.
Note - the website images are compressed.