Turkish photographer wraps landscapes with inception like drone photos

The landscapes are curved to an almost an 180° degree view offer a much preferred wider range. The series Flatland drinks in the landscape, and alters them in a continuous layer of carefully stitched together drone photo to offer a monotonous , single shot photograph.

Aydın Büyüktaş, who pioneered the Flatland drone photography technique worked extensively on his shots which are breathtaking imagery reminiscent of the mind-bending scenes from the movie Inception. He list of work is published in “Flatlands” and he has gone on to open a second part of the project in Flatlands 2.

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Best of the Drones : SkyPixel reveals winning entries

Skypixel is  website which styles itself as a  gallery  which collects and curates the best of photographs, but not just any other , but those taken specifically with drones. Keeping to it tradition. the 2016 winners of the Skypixel photo contest. Drawing from thousands of entries, the photos were sorted into nature of the photographers and three content category: Beauty , Drone in use, and 360.  

The nature of photographer entails , the skill levels, which are either professionals or Enthusiasts. Beauty covers all round aesthetics of the environment of the photo, effects and awe inspiring  nature of the photos. Drone in Use, require the drone to be in the photograph, this could be achieved by another drone or conventional cameras.  

360 cover the panoramic general photo environment, depth and clarity of the photo. This include a VR view of the subject including a very detailed capture. Ausquerry, curated the list and brough the best two in each categories,  three in each still levels  and  some standout photos. 

 

Grand Winner : Fishermen close the net

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CATEGORY :  Beauty ( Professionals ) 

1. Exploration

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2. Spillway Selfie

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CATEGORY :  Drone in Use ( Professional ) 

1. A Happy Morning

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2. Meet the Phantom

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CATEGORY :  360 Photos ( Professional  ) 

1. The Starry Night

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2. Hidden Lake in 360

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CATEGORY :  Beauty ( Amateur) 

1.  Overbridge

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2. Greenwaves

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CATEGORY :  Drone in Use ( Amateur ) 

1. Despectus

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2. Inspire in use

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CATEGORY :  360 Photos ( Amateur ) 

1. Flying Ink of Tianshan Mountain

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2. Sunset of Chengdu

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Other standout nominees include: 

 

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Around the world with cities Geometries ; can you spot your city ?

Photographer Benjamin Grant has set off on a mission to change the way we see our planet with his stunning photo project

Our project was inspired, and derives its name, from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation astronauts have when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That’s the cognitive shift that we hope to inspire.

From our line of sight on the earth’s surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet. We believe that beholding these forces as they shape our Earth is necessary to make progress in understanding who we are as a species, and what is needed to sustain a safe and healthy planet.

As a result, the Overviews (what we call these images) focus on the places and moments where human activity—for better or for worse—has shaped the landscape. Each Overview starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea.

The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we capture will hopefully turn your head. However, once we have that attention, we hope you will go beyond the aesthetics, contemplate just exactly what it is that you’re seeing, and consider what that means for our planet.The results are so amazing, Grant has even put together a book of over 200 high-resolution satellite photographs. It’s titled “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth”, and can be purchased through Amazon.

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AUSTRALIA

Bondi Beach and its surrounding suburb are located in Sydney, Australia. One of the city’s most stunning and popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.

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BRAZIL

This Overview captures the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design – resembling an airplane from above – was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center.

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ITALY

The town of Palmanova, Italy is recognized by its concentric layout known as a star fort. The rationale for this construction was that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting the enemy from behind. The three rings that surround Palmanova were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813.

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CHILE

Valparaíso, Chile is built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Known as “The Jewel of the Pacific,” the city is the sixth largest in the county and is home to approximately 285,000 residents. Valparaíso is also home to the country’s first public library, South America’s first volunteer fire department, and the world’s longest running Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication.

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Washington DC , USA

The urban plan for Washington, D.C. – the L’Enfant Plan – was developed in 1791 by Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant for George Washington, the first President of the United States. L’Enfant designed a compass-aligned grid for the city’s streets, with intersecting diagonal avenues that were later named after the states of the union. The diagonal avenues also intersect with the north-south and east-west streets at circles and rectangular plazas in order to create more open, green spaces. Lastly, L’Enfant laid out a 400 foot-wide (122 meter) garden-lined “grand avenue” – what is now know as the National Mall – that connects the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial (the latter two are visible at right in this Overview).

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SPAIN

This Overview captures the Example District in Barcelona, Spain. The neighborhood is characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.

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USA Florida

This Overview captures residential communities in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. According to the 2010 census, 20.4% of the town’s 34,156 households are vacant.

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USA

This Overview shows Burning Man – a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants each year, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The temporary residence of the campers is arranged in a series of concentric streets with the “Man Sculpture” and his supporting complex at the center.

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FRANCE

This Overview captures the Arc de Triomphe. The structure, which was commissioned in 1806 after Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz during the peak of his fortunes, is located at the center of twelve radiating avenues in Paris, France. Because of numerous delays, including the abdication of Napoleon, construction of the monument took nearly 30 years to complete.

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SOUTH KOREA

This Overview captures Jeongwang-dong, an industrial sector in the city of Ansan, South Korea. The Korean government intensively has driven a plan to develop the city, particularly in this area, with an emphasis on manufacturing. The striking blue color that you see here results from the use of aluminum roofing, which is used for its low cost and longevity.

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BRAZIL Ipanema

This Overview captures Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, its 2.25 miles of sand are divided into segments by lifeguard towers known as “postos.”

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BAHRAIN

This Overview captures Durrat Al Bahrain in Bahrain. The development will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion this year.

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ITALY , VENICE

This Overview captures Venice, Italy – a city situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels in the coming decades, the city has constructed 78 giant steel gates across the three inlets through which water from the Adriatic could surge into Venice’s lagoon. The panels – which weigh 300-tons and are 92ft wide and 65ft high – are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed.

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NEW YORK , USA

This Overview captures Central Park in New York City. Located in the middle of Manhattan, the park spans 843 acres – or 6% of the borough. One of the most influential innovations in the park’s design was its “separate circulation” systems for pedestrians, horseback riders, and automobiles. This concealed “crosstown” commercial traffic in sunken roadways (known as “transverses” today), and densely planted shrub belts in order to maintain a rustic ambiance.

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THE UAE

The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is an artificial island that was created with 3.3 billion cubic meters of sand and 7 million tons of rock.

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Best Drone Photos Of 2016: Dronestagram

Drones are awesome when it comes to photography and shooting video. They do time laspe video better , take great aerial shots and quite good at  harassing birds of prey: it competes for air supremacy. Once  exclusive only to  high value corporations and expensive government research groups, they are now quite cheap and readily available for hobbyists.

As the drone photographers’ community grows,it finds new ways to use the drones and we can tell you, they have done superb work with the media recording feature.  Taking advantage of this trend, the  Annual International Drone Photography Awards hosted by  Dronestagram sort to pick the best pictures from the myriads of overhead snaps and recordings that have now become the trend with Drone hobbyists.

Below are our favorites and the winners of the 2016 Dronestagram awards. Be sure to visit their site for more.

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Travel: Basilica Of Saint Francis Of Assisi, Umbria, Italy

1st Prize Winner – Category Travel: Basilica Of Saint Francis Of Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Horonobecho Teshiogun Hokkaido Japan

Horonobecho Teshiogun Hokkaido Japan

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros

 Travel: Cable Beach by Todd Kennedy

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

 

Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris forest Denmark by Mbernholdt

1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris Forest Denmark

 Travel: Summer camp of Gran Canaria by Karolis Janulis

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer Camp Of Gran Canaria, Spain

Nature: Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania


Laufenburg, Germany/Switzerland

Laufenburg, Germany/Switzerland

Nature Wildlife: Piton de la fournaise, Volcano by Jonathan Payet

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton De La Fournaise, Volcano


Nature: Moving Water Under The Venice Pier

Moving Water Under The Venice Pier

Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot

3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska

Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing by Maxseigal

1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing

Nature Wildlife: Swarm of sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm Of Sheep

People: Kutno, Poland

Kutno, Poland

  Landscape: Lanzarote

Lanzarote


Nature: Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

Tamul waterfall

Tamul waterfall


Nature: Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

Bieszczady Mountains, Poland


  People: Fishermen. Elektrėnai, Lithuania

Fishermen. Elektrėnai, Lithuania

  Landscape: The Playground

The Playground

  Nature: Rumsiskes, Lithuania

Rumsiskes, Lithuania

  Sports Adventure: Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander by losmanesdeldrone

2nd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Complejo Acuático Norte De Santander


 Landscape: Kamogawa, Chiba

Kamogawa, Chiba

Nature: Gysinge

Gysinge

  Landscape: La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

Nature: Road To Saint Anne Lake

Road To Saint Anne Lake


Abreulandia, Tocantins

Abreulandia, Tocantins

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