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America At Play, From the Air Above

Wednesday 05.21.2014 , Posted by
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With summer quickly approaching the northern hemisphere, and with the very best activities obviously outside under the hot sun, let’s get an overview of the situation. Alex S. MacLean, the much loved aerial photographer has been doing just that for the last decade or so. His ongoing series of photographs called Playing capture a top-down view of America’s outdoor playgrounds. From azure blue swimming pools dotted with splashing kids, to baseball diamonds maintaining “America’s favorite pastime.” [Read more…]

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New York Rooftops Hold Hidden Surprises

Tuesday 04.29.2014 , Posted by
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One of the most exciting features of New York City is hidden from most of our eyes… unless you can fly. Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean is giving us a different perspective of the Big Apple, looking down on the rooftops of the city, and revealing a magical and exclusive world that floats far above the streets. [Read more…]

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Aerial Photographs or Abstract Paintings? Andre Ermolaev Captures Stunning Icelandic Rivers from Above

Sunday 12.29.2013 , Posted by
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It’s hard to believe now, but at the beginning of the photographic era there was a heated debate about whether photographs should be considered ‘fine art’. Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev’s work would have settled that argument conclusively. His images capture the volcanic rivers of Iceland from far above, revealing nature created washes of color that could easily be found on an abstract painters canvas. [Read more…]

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Straight Off The Runway: Fashionable Aerial Photography

Monday 09.23.2013 , Posted by

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“Surreal” is the look of the season with Joseph Ford’s aerial and fashion photography mash-ups. Calling Brighton home but collecting images from his worldwide travels, Ford sews birds’-eye views with editorial close-ups to create harmonious, yet uncanny, compositions.  [Read more…]

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An Astonishing Aftermath of Trash at the UK’s Reading Festival

Friday 09.13.2013 , Posted by

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Music festivals in the UK are hugely popular these days. Tickets for the events typically sell out months in advance, so people have to act early for a chance to enjoy their favorite bands from around the globe. What isn’t so popular however, is the action of cleaning up after yourself when the music stops and everyone goes home. [Read more…]

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A Bird’s Eye View of Damaged Cars in Brazil

Wednesday 01.30.2013 , Posted by

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In Brazil, the city with the most vehicles is the metropolis of Sao Paulo. Located in the southern part of the country, the large place has over 6 million cars on the street. It is the chosen way to travel through the city and there are all sorts of makes, models and colors. What happens when they lose their function or form through old age or an accident? [Read more…]

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Space Blogger: Chris Hadfield’s Photos from the ISS

Monday 01.21.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hard to imagine a blog published more remotely than Colonel Chris Hadfield’s… and yet he’s only about 200 miles away from many of us. That’s because he’s blogging from perhaps the most exclusive place around: the International Space Station (ISS). This Canadian astronaut is on his second trip to the massive station circling the earth, where he’s soon scheduled to take his and a Canadian’s first command of the ISS. Life is good. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #292 > A View From Above

Tuesday 10.16.2012 , Posted by

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Google Maps Images Become Vintage Postcards

Saturday 09.22.2012 , Posted by

When I first saw these vintage looking postcards, I thought they were just really excellent aerial photographs from yesteryear. Businesses, schools, sports fields and shipping yards dominate the subjects, with faded vintage colors and the marks of swift travels through the post kept the illusion going. The images could easily be from the bustling, expanding world of the 1950s or 1960s… but they’re not. [Read more…]

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2012 London Olympics: The Buildings from the Air

Friday 04.27.2012 , Posted by

Are you ready to get your Olympic spirit on? It is less than 90 days until the Summer Olympic games begin in London, England. While the torch bearers get ready to run the flame across the UK and construction crews continue to finalize the building of the many stadiums and sporting complexes, recent aerial photos of the Olympic area have been posted. [Read more…]

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