Here we have a stunning overhead shot of a winter forest scene. Vibrant green snowless trees stand next to snow-covered grassland. There’s a starkness to this forest that’s rather unusual, don’t you think? The icy landscape alongside gives the forest a haunting quality – a sign that winter is slowly but surely approaching and waiting to take over.
Call that unsettling or calm, it’s all subjective. But this is about as good as landscape photography gets. A unique perspective that has eluded us for years until drones came around and captured it. The results are stunning. And the comment it makes about the synergy between technology and art is exciting.
On Top of the World
This awesome photo captures the moment when a mountain climber finally succeeded in scaling the summit. It’s absolutely magnificent and, if you suffer from vertigo, horrifying as well. But thank you to the brave climber for capturing the shot so we at home can enjoy the view vicariously.
One of the really cool touches in this photo is that it uses two drones. One drone helps us see the main subject of the picture while the other gives us peeks into how the shot was made. Perspective on perspective, views that give us different views. This one is all kinds of meta.
Get Out of the Water
Here we go again with the sharks! We get that they’re fascinating creatures, but must one really admire them up close? And then proceed to share pictures with the world? It seems that people want us to never be able to fall asleep. Or to never get in the water again.
Whatever it is, it’s working. If you want me scared, you’ll be happy to know we're utterly terrified. But at least it’s not a crocodile. Because crocs seem more determined to bite now that we think about it. Who’s with us? We wonder who would win a battle royale between a shark and a croc. Send out the drones!
Is there anyone out there so jaded that they fail to get inspired by space exploration? We hope not. Sadly, the space shuttle program is now a thing of the past, but hopefully something bigger and better will be created to replace it. Fun fact: did you know that NASA moves space shuttles on rafts on the water?
We sure didn’t. Seems kind of risky and dangerous to me, since that is one expensive piece of equipment. But we have it on good authority that they know what they’re doing. Still, how much do you suppose it costs to ensure the passage against falling into the sea?
Somebody built a wall to separate a bit of the ocean into a calm swimming pool. The results are both beautiful and electrifying. Tiny waves and ripples make their way inside the pool. If you’ve ever wanted to try open water swimming but held yourself back in fear, this is a good way to dip your toes in it.
What we love the most is the contrast between the stormy sea and the woman calmly floating on her back. What a wonderful touch. The photographer even went a couple of steps further with the awesome drone perspective and the perfectly planned framing.