The most amazing photos taken by drones, at Drone Awards 2018.
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Since 2015, amazing artworks are displayed at Art Photo Travel. It has organized the Siena International Photo Awards, one of the most well-known and stunning worldwide photo competitions.
WHY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
Ever since its inception, aerial photography has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the world around us, finding its application in archaeology, geology, geography and wider landscapes, environmental, rural and urban studies. Recognizing its creative potential, a variety of artists incorporated aerial imagery into their work setting the scene for a century of elevated viewing.
Once aerial photographers started deliberately seeking out, framing and creating patterns, rather than creating work that simply serves documentary purposes, they have broadened the field of aerial photography to aerial art, producing amazing artworks.
Photographers have been taking cameras into the air almost as long as the camera has existed. Early practitioners, such as Nadar, who rose 260 ft. above the Paris suburbs in a balloon in 1858, and James Wallace Black, who photographed Boston from an elevation of 2,000 ft. in 1860, had to apply a chemical solution to their glass plates and then develop the picture in a mobile darkroom in the balloon basket.
Flattening the image, aerial photography reveals variation in pattern and scale on the earth’s surface.
In their aerial photography, these photographers sought to transcend journalistic and documentary goals in order to capture their own version of what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”. Expanding our understanding of patterns and their meaning, photographers recognized that the medium offered far greater creative opportunities than the picturesque conventions of representing natural and human landscapes, developing an interest in abstract patterns and in documenting human interactions with the natural world.
Becoming more sophisticated, cheaper and more accessible, drones, along with satellites, have moved from warfare technology towards a constant state of Orwellian nervousness. In this growing debate, regarding surveillance and privacy issues in the midst of ever-advancing technology, the role of the artists seems seminal. Contemporary aerial artists continue to use photography to create images of extraordinary reach and power, deepening our understanding of the world beyond its surface appearance and the way we relate to it.
1 / 20. Photo of the Year: On the polar bear, by Florian Ledoux.
2 / 20. First prize of Abstract Image: Serpent of water, by Ovi D. Pop.
3 / 20. Second prize of Abstract Image: Magical Ice, by Martin Mecnarovski.
4 / 20. Special Mention of Abstract Image: Dendrites, by Branko Markovic
5 / 20. Special Mention of Abstract Image: The design on an iceberg, by Stephan Fürnrohr.
6 / 20. Special Mention of Abstract Image: Nucleus, by Casey McCallister
7 / 20. Abstract Image Mention: Tanzania II, by Zhiqiang Huang.
8 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Medusa, Hector Rivera.
9 / 20. Mention of abstract picture: Ballet in fields of snow, Weiqiang Liu.
10 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Eye of winter, Martin Mecnarovski.
11 / 20. Mention of abstract picture: Rice, Antoine et Alexia Ayguesparse de Chassey.
12 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Santa, Mohd Khorshid.
13 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Tree or island?, from Patryk Morzonek.
14 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Flowers, Franco Cappellari – Texture.
15 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Salt, Stasi Bartnikas – Leaves.
16 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Heart of Lekebead of Milan Radisics.
17 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Val d’Orcia, by Francesco Martini.
18 / 20. Mention of abstract image: Tanzania III, Zhiqiang Huang.
19 / 20. Abstract Image Mention: Lobster Village, by Trung Pham Huy.
20 / 20. Mention of Abstract Image: Farms of salt water, by Adolfo Enríquez Caló.
Information and Images are shared from an Article by Drone Awards 2018. published on August 5th, 2018. Image Credits of amazing artworks are shown in each photography. August, 2018.