Photographer Uses Drone To Wrap Historic Tower in Light

Light Painting by Will Ferguson

Photographer Will Ferguson is back with another viral light painting created with his drone. After drawing attention for his photo of a light halo around Glastonbury Tor, Ferguson has now wrapped Broadway Tower in a beautiful spiral of light. The tower is a folly located in the Cotswold region of southwest England, and its masonry is highlighted beautifully by the light. The spiral is just one of two images Ferguson snapped of the tower, and he shared how he made them happen on TikTok.

For Ferguson, who is also a filmmaker, these images are a wonderful creative outlet. He spends a lot of time operating a drone, but mainly for commercial work—Google, the BBC, Sky Sports, and Deutsche Bank are just some of his clients. These quiet moments exploring the countryside allow him to explore his personal creativity away from the confines of any commission.

The results speak for themselves, with his passion for creative imagery clearly on display. Whether he's light painting in London or filming wild tigers in India, Ferguson always gives his maximum effort. And luckily for us, he's equally passionate about sharing his knowledge with others. His TikTok is filled with helpful tips and tricks that show how he executes his work.

Photographer Will Ferguson loves creating light paintings with his drone.

Light Painting by Will Ferguson

Light Painting by Will Ferguson

Watch to see how he executed his latest images of a tower enveloped in light.

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Will Ferguson: Website | Instagram | TikTok

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Will Ferguson.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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