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Photography

Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak

September 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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An adventurous team of nine mountain climbers sponsored by mountaineering outfitter Mammut snapped this aerial photo of the group atop the Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The photo is one in a long history of audacious and whimsical shoots by Mammut over the last few years. Here’s a video of the shot coming together. (via The Verge)

 

 



Photography

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang

September 11, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Several years ago, Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang vacationed at a seaside resort in Adria, Italy and was struck by the perfectly uniform arrangements of colored umbrellas used by each hotel. Last month he returned, this time by air, and shot for several hours on the coastline between Ravenna and Rimini. Lang is well known for his aerial photography of locations around Germany including coal mines, residential life, and industrial sites. You can see more over on Behance. All photos courtesy the photographer. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

 

 



Photography

An Aerial View of Anish Kapoor’s Reflective ‘Cloud Gate’ Sculpture

August 31, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Gray Malin was recently in Chicago where he shot a number of amazing aerial photos around the city including beaches, Navy Pier, and spots around Millennium  Park. For some reason, even though it’s been on view for nearly 8 years now, I’ve never seen a photo of Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate taken from directly above like this. It looks almost exactly like a small lake filled with Chicago’s skyline. You can see more from Malin’s trip here. (via Art Effect)

 

 



Photography

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet

August 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. You can see much more of her work (as well as more from this trip) on 500px and Facebook.

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Photography

Photographer Klaus Leidorf’s Aerial Archaeology

April 2, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Remember Summertime

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Scrap Tires

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Sailing Hay Bales

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Summer Toboggan Run

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Isar Nuclear Power Plant

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Stock of Wood

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River Vils At Schalkham, Bavaria

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Autumn In The Vineyard

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Under Snow

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Poplar Avenue

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Wave Pattern

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Technical Break

Perched at the window of his Cessna 172, photographer Klaus Leidorf crisscrosses the skies above Germany while capturing images of farms, cities, industrial sites, and whatever else he discovers along his flight path, a process he refers to as “aerial archaeology.” Collectively the photos present a fascinating study of landscapes transformed by the hands of people—sometimes beautiful, sometimes frightening. Since the late 1980s Leidorf has shot thousands upon thousands of aerial photographs and currently relies on the image-stabilization technology in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III which is able to capture the detail of single tennis ball as it flies across a court. You can explore over a decade of Leidorf’s photography at much greater resolution over on Flickr. All images courtesy the artist.

 

 



Art

Vertical Aerial: A Monumental 3-Ton Aerial Mosaic of Johannesburg

October 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Gerhard Marx in conjunction with Spier Architectural Arts recently created an enormous sculptural mosaic of an aerial photograph of Johannesburg, South Africa. Seven professional mosaic artists, together with nine apprentices worked for 5 months to complete the project using natural stone such as marble and travertine, fragments of red brick, ceramic elements and chips of Venetian smalti glass. In the end, the 56-panel aerial image weighs nearly three tons and was presented last month at the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Watch the video above to see how the piece came together, and also learn about another work created through an additional partnership between Spier and artist Sam Nhlengethwa. (via Colossal Submissions)

 

 



Amazing

Stunning Aerial Flyover of Niagara Falls in a Quad-Copter

July 17, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Earlier this month YouTube user questpact sent his DJI Phantom quad-copter and GoPro Hero 3 over the top of Niagara Falls to capture this pretty spectacular footage. Although the falls are not particularly high, they have the the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world with a peak flow of nearly six million cubic feet per minute. The video was shot as an entry to the DJI Phantom Video Contest, the results of which will be announced at the end of this month. Read more over on PetaPixel.