Most of us wouldn’t be caught dead in a crowd, especially after the nightmare that was the pandemic. But looking at one through the eyes of a drone? We could totally get on board with that. You get all the perspective and none of the pushing, shoving, straining, or breathing in rank body odor!
If you’re the kind who thrives on a crowd’s energy, this might not work. For the rest of us, this drone image makes crowded spaces both bearable and beautiful. You can sense the common purpose, the subtle order in chaos. The best part? You don’t even have to be there.
Gazing Into the Heart of the Earth
We're glad for this aerial view because can you imagine walking through forests and not knowing there’s a giant gaping hole ahead? This here is what they call a doline – a kind of funnel-shaped depression in the ground. But geographical terms just don’t cut it for this chasm that seems to go into the depths of the earth.
The doline is reportedly 666 meters deep and located at Xiaozhai village in Chongqing, China. This breathtaking chasm is one of the world’s largest sinkholes. We have so many questions. What lies beneath? Where does it go? Somehow we're torn between wanting to rappel down and wanting to continue being alive.
Perspective Is Everything
A drone shot of a boat-shaped bridge with a boat sailing past underneath? That’s quite meta! What we especially love is how the picture draws you in bit by bit, unveiling things as you go. At first glance, it seemed as if we were looking at a boat to begin with; a big yellow boat cruising calmly through the waters.
Such is the clever play on perspective. But a second glance reveals cars. Is this boat a ferry? Seems rather fancy for a ferry. Peer into the photo even more and that’s when you see a small boat zipping past. Layer upon layer of revelations. All in all, what a stunning shot! The view really is better from above.
Party on the Interstate
Ask any drone photographer about long exposure and they’ll tell you it boils down to the right equipment, location, and painstakingly setting up once the sun goes down. Oh, and the most important element - a LOT of waiting around! But the results, as we can see here, are worth everything.
Who knew that traffic – the bane of our everyday lives – could look so beautiful? Only drones can make the mundane and infuriating seem like technicolor art in motion. It takes skill though, and a truckload of passion and patience. Artists truly go the extra mile for that one breakthrough moment.
View of a Pier From Above
This drone gives new meaning to walking on a pier! How often do we think about what it means to hang out at a pier, except that it’s a whole lot of fun? But zoom out from the scene a little, and how the perspective dramatically changes. We’re essentially on a bridge above the sea – sometimes calm, other times raging.
Big ups to the composition on this photograph. The grainy texture gives life to every element – the crashing waves, their color, the pier soaked in sea water, and the tiny speck of a human walking across. What an aerial view can do! It’s inspiring and humbling all at once.