Places like Paris are prime candidates for capturing incredible aerial footage, but where most people would go about this task with a drone (or maybe a replica of the Up! house…) the people at the non-profit FREEDOM took a different approach.
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With Google being the powerhouse that it is, and Google Maps along with it, it’s easy to forget that there are other maps out there. It’s safe to say that it has been a long time since anyone mentioned the likes of MapQuest or picked Yahoo! Maps instead.
Another search engine/maps provider we don’t hear a lot about is Microsoft’s Bing, but today the company is announcing the addition of a staggering amount of “bird’s eye” imagery to its Maps repertoire. Read more…
What you see above is a “map” of Paris created by collaging thousands of photographs shot in the city. It’s just one of the amazing pieces in Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino‘s Diorama Map project. The series contains maps of many of the world’s most famous cities, and all of them are photographed and collaged by hand.
NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery’s first launch was back on August 30th, 1984 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the event, astronaut John W. Young was flying nearby in a Shuttle Training Aircraft, which astronauts use to assess weather conditions prior to launches and landings.
Shortly after Discovery lifted into the air, Young pulled out his camera and snapped the above picture-perfect photograph of the orbiter climbing into space. He managed to catch the shuttle and its fiery trail framed by the reflection of the sun on the Atlantic Ocean. You can find a much higher resolution version of this photograph here.
Image credit: Photograph by John Young/NASA
This past Thanksgiving, Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty attended and photographed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. However, he didn’t shoot the festivities in the way that most people do (from the ground). Instead, he went high overhead to the roof of a tall building to capture everything from a birds-eye-view.
For nearly half a decade now, filmmaker John Downer has been pioneering the use of tiny cameras to capture photographs and videos from a bird’s-eye view — literally. He attaches extremely small and light HD cameras to the backs of birds in order to capture incredible point-of-view imagery of the animals going about their day-to-day lives.
YouTuber Jeremiah Warren recently decided to try and capture video of fireworks exploding from above (just in time for July 4th). He took three 3-foot balloons, attached a GoPro camera to them, and had the rig float around high in the air while he shot fireworks up at the camera. He has a making-of post over on his blog if you’re interested in learning the specifics of how this was done.
(via Laughing Squid)