Morning has broken over the salt plains in Guajira, Colombia. And how the salt flats dance with the light! When you think of nature photography, stunning oceans, islands, and mountains come to mind. But an image capturing life and vitality in an otherwise flat landscape deserves more credit in our view.
This drone image helps viewers stand at the intersection between stillness and motion. The light, colors, and angles capture the hush enveloping the salt plains. You can almost hear the earth’s heartbeat. Forget about the tricks of the light, this image plays with all your senses. A reminder that life thrives in seemingly quiet and uneventful places.
The South Coast Canvas
You know a drone shot is good when you can’t tell a photograph from a painting. This one’s a living, breathing oil painting - a masterpiece of light and color. The swirl of sand and waves resembles delicate strokes of paint. It’s almost impossible to say where the land ends and the water begins.
You can see the elements come together effortlessly. And just like that, we’re reminded to pause and breathe for a while. This drone’s eye view connects the viewer to the earth and to the artistry that exists in nature. It reminds me to never take such beauty for granted.
The Darkness Within Us
There’s no saying what a drone will capture. Anything’s possible when a mechanical eye takes flight. The mundane and every day become elevated. A solitary figure standing in a desolate place starts looking like a specter! This person’s innocuous shadow transforms into a creature gliding out from the depths of nightmares.
It’s almost as if the drone unveils a hidden aspect of the person. A darker self or sinister ego that lurks beneath the surface. The red landscape, once unremarkable, takes on a slightly sinister air too. Who knew a drone image could represent unsettling realities and human dualities? Art really does exist everywhere if we care enough to look.
San Andreas' Fault
This is probably the most famous crack in the Earth’s crust. It divides the state of California into two parts on two separate continental plates: the North American and the Pacific tectonic plates. This is why there are so many earthquakes in California. The fault stretches between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Earth has dozens of fault lines, but the San Andreas is the most famous one for a few reasons. One is, that few are as strikingly clear as this one. In fact, most are at the bottom of the ocean. Also, most don't run right through the middle of major populated centers as this one does.
The Statue of Liberty from Above
Drone photography doesn’t get any better than this! The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of the greatness of America, as well as an awe-inspiring artistic masterpiece. But who among us has ever seen this stunning view of it before? Lady Liberty is a woman on a mission.
Eyes fixed and feet on the ground, she holds the flame of liberty high. Plus, would you look at her stance? She’s not messing around. A new angle or a new perspective can turn the mundane into the exotic, and the exotic into the breathtaking. That is exactly what this drone photo has accomplished. We want more!