Tag: aerial

Apr 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Bahamas from Space

Picture of the Day: The Bahamas from Space

THE BAHAMAS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this breathtaking photograph we see the Bahamas from orbit on January 13, 2013. The photo was taken by a member of Expedition 34 aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 34 consisted of six crew members who were on the ISS from 18 November 2012…

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Apr 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

AHE ATOLL, FRENCH POLYNESIA Photograph via Pierre Lesage This breathtaking aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage was taken from a kite soaring high above Ahe, an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll located in the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just 14 km to the west of Manihi, in French Polynesia. Ahe Atoll’s ring shape is broken…

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Mar 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

THE EDGE OF INSANITY Photograph by Joe McNally | http://www.joemcnally.com Earlier this week, internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally posted a heart-stopping photo to Instagram, saying: “My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!” The photograph was taken well above the…

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Mar 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: Landing from Space

Picture of the Day: Landing from Space

LANDING FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA/Carla Cioffi Poof! The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Revin in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, September 17, 2012. Padalka,…

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Mar 16, 2013

Above the Clouds with Jakob Wagner

Above the Clouds with Jakob Wagner

Jakob Wagner is a photographer from Herdecke, Germany. After completing a three-year apprenticeship, Jakob has been living in Dusseldorf as a freelance photographer, image editor and photo assistant. When he’s not on assignment, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects that will eventually culminate in future books and…

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Mar 4, 2013

Eye Charts for Airplanes

Eye Charts for Airplanes

Edwards Air Force Base (Image via Google Maps) Across the USA you will find dozens of these strange markings painted on rectangular slabs of concrete and asphalt. They are known as aerial photo calibration targets, relics from the past that dot the landscape. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 60s, their form…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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