Posts Tagged ‘aerial photography


Fractured Panorama…Cholla Cactus Gardens

photography-panorama-fractured-SwittersB-Cholla Gardens-Mojave DesertI took the sequence of images without thinking of a panoramic result…never occurred to me. But, they pieced together enough to kind of get the idea. My shots are only slightly more appealing than the desolate aerial shot of the area.

Cholla Cactus Garden aerial SwittersB


Aral Sea Shrinks & Vessels Lost (Recovery Possible?)

From a friend, who finds such items: “Have you ever wanted to walk across the bottom of the River, Lake  or Ocean to see all the ships that have sunk?  Well…. The  Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest saline body of  water. It has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s, after  the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation  projects. And now it’s almost gone leaving a desert full of  old shipwrecks.” Is recovery likely?

Ships High and Dry Aral Sea

Camels seeking shelter near dry boat


TdF: Tour de France

I mention this each season, I always enjoy the Tour de France (TdF). I don’t follow the bike racing scene other than this one race. 21 days of ‘stages’ I most enjoy the mountain stages in the Alps and like today in the Pyrenees. The chaos at the top, the narrow passages at 10-18% gradients and pucker up downhill portions are fascinating to watch, to imagine. They (the cyclist) don’t fit any profile (physically) I usually come to admire in sports. But their courage, endurance and even strength is obviously there. Kind of like misunderstanding the fitness of a jockey.

TdF Map 2012

This year Bradley Wiggins of the UK, has the chance to be the first Brit to win the TdF. Best wishes. Most enjoyable to me is the scenery gained from the helicopter traveling the race route. If you know team/individual bike racing (cycling), you already understand the strategies, names and terminology. Took me a bit, but now I understand it as if watching a baseball game. Today is a perfect stage (Limoux to Foix) to see the crazy fanatics (fans), color, scenery and celebration of the TdF.


Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Photography (Bird’s Eye View)

Very Interesting Aerial Views of Diverse Locations

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

h/t: PP

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