aerial

Posts tagged
with aerial



Photography

Photographer Klaus Leidorf’s Aerial Archaeology

April 2, 2014

Christopher Jobson

11333329346_49e6f5b7bd_b

Remember Summertime

11183924294_d98cab60e7_b

Scrap Tires

9456528788_84281f710e_b

Sailing Hay Bales

9610441787_129a80996e_b

Summer Toboggan Run

11444398526_91b242681c_b

Isar Nuclear Power Plant

12401438325_ec7ef03a72_b

Stock of Wood

12762131925_14544d87e6_b

River Vils At Schalkham, Bavaria

6705623391_855a2f938c_b

Autumn In The Vineyard

8348870970_6d636436e4_b

Under Snow

8886781431_ee442e4cda_b

Poplar Avenue

9265051685_9101ec5c9a_b

Wave Pattern

9908974366_99ace0d15e_b

Surrounded

12711017483_c0177c4c8e_b

Clones

13459899153_d58ae28b4e_b

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

vertical-1

vertical-2

vertical-3

vertical-4

vertical-5

vertical-6

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.

 

 



Photography

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner

July 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

clouds-10

clouds-1

clouds-2

clouds-3

clouds-4

clouds-5

clouds-6

clouds-7

clouds-9

Photographer Jakob Wagner shoots wonderful wide-angle aerial photographs in addition to commercial work for Audi, Wired, and Jim Beam. My two favorite collections of work are his Sea of Clouds series shot in 2010 above the Mediterranean Sea while on a flight from Cape Town to Düsseldorf, and his similar Caribbean Sea series shot in 2012. See all of these much larger (as well as many more) over on his website. (via my modern met)