Posts Tagged ‘aerial’

This Zoomable Composite Aerial Photo of San Francisco is Like a 1938 Google Earth

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What you see above is an ultra-high resolution aerial photograph of San Francisco as it looked in 1938. The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection put the image together using 164 large format black-and-white photos of SF that were shot in 1938. When viewed through a zoomable image viewer, the composite photo is pretty much a 1938 version of Google Earth’s satellite view.
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Undoctored Abstract Aerial Photos of the World’s Largest Beta Carotene Farm

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Australian engineer turned photographer Steve Back has been working for several years to put together the completely un-edited images you see here. Although they may seem like abstract art you might find on a museum wall, they’re actually aerial photos of Kalbarri, Western Australia’s Hutt Lagoon, the world’s largest Beta Carotene farm. Read more…

Sweeping Aerial Photographs of Natural and Manmade Landscapes

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“Aerialscapes” is a series of photographs by German photographer Jakob Wagner that was shot from the sky. The images in the project are sweeping landscapes of various locations around the world, showing formations that are both manmade and natural.
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Man Gets His Aerial Camera Stuck in the Arms of Lady Justice

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If you ever try your hand at shooting photos or videos from the sky using a remote-controlled helicopter, do your best to avoid trees, tall buildings, and… statues. Ohio-based cameraman Terry Cline found out the dangers of statues the hard way this past weekend. While capturing aerial imagery, Cline got his flying camera stuck in the arms of a statue 100 feet above the ground.
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Shooting Aerial Imagery with a Canon 1D C Cinema DSLR on a Drone Rig

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Last week Anthony Jacobs of Perspective Aerials reached out to tell me that he had become the first person to fly a Canon 1D C with a drone rig. The 1D C is a camera I have a very mixed relationship with, but when you see the way someone like Anthony puts it to work you can only imagine what the 1D C’s ability to capture 4K in such a small package could make possible.
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Aerial Photographs Showing the Beautiful Complexity of Major Airports

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Photographer Jeffrey Milstein says he has always been fascinated by how the ground from a flying airplane, and one thing in particular has captured his attention: airports. From the air, massive terminals, long runways, and huge airplanes all look tiny and insignificant compared to how they feel on the ground. Milstein’s photo series Flying shows what a number of airports look like from high in the air.
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Lomo-Copter: Analog Aerial Photos with a Diana F+ Mounted to a Tricopter

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What do you get when you combine a Lomography Diana F+ camera with a remote controlled Tricopter? Answer: the Lomo-Copter!

It’s what the clever folks over at FliteTest recently built, giving them a unique way to capture lo-fi analog aerial photos.
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Photos From Above Show Models Playing in a Two Dimensional World

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Here’s a series of clever pictures by Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund, who turned the ground of various city locations into a backdrop by having his models lie on their sides. By taking advantage of patterns, structures, and objects, the subjects look as though they’re strolling on platforms, hanging from ledges, and resting on walls.
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Colorful Photographs of Tulip Fields As Seen From an Airplane

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The colors you see in these photographs are real — they’re not simply landscapes modified using Photoshop. They’re photographs of tulip fields captured by French photographer Normann Szkop from the air.
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This Aerial Panorama of NYC Looks Like a Screenshot of Sim City

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The image you see above isn’t a screenshot from some city-building video game like Sim City. It’s a panoramic photograph of New York City captured by Sergey Semenov that recently won Epson’s Pano Award for most outstanding panorama captured by an amateur. Check out a high-resolution version of the image here.
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