Tag: aerial

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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Feb 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

CLOUD CITY, DUBAI Photograph by Sebastian Opitz | AblazeWithLight.com Photographer Sebastian Opitz took this amazing cityscape of Dubai from the 85th floor of the Princess Tower just as a heavy fog began to roll in. The Princess Tower, located in the Marina district of Dubai, UAE, is the world’s tallest residential building…

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Jan 28, 2013

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is world-famous for their tulip fields. Every year from March to May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colour. According to Nat Geo, the first tulip was planted in Dutch soil in 1593, and it has become a national symbol ever since. In the series below you will find incredible…

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Jan 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET Photograph by Gaston Batistini The first Brussels flower carpet took place in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans. Since then there have been 18 flower carpets and they have appeared every other year since 1986. The main component of every carpet is the begonia. A…

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Jan 21, 2013

15 Surreal Satellite Images of Earth

15 Surreal Satellite Images of Earth

Across four decades since 1972, Landsat satellites have continuously acquired space-based images of the Earth’s land surface, coastal shallows, and coral reefs. The Landsat Program, a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was established to routinely gather land imagery from space. The result of…

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Jan 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Giant Corn Field Maze from Above

Picture of the Day: Giant Corn Field Maze from Above

A Giant Corn Field Maze from Above Photograph by Pierre Lesage In this amazing aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage we see a giant maze in a corn field in Hastings, New Zealand. According to Lesage, the design changes each year; this particular design was from 2008. The photograph was taken with a…

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