Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

the forbidden city from a DJI Quadcopter

I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured..Continue Reading

Jeffrey Milstein’s Aerial Airport Photos

aerial airports of jeffrey milstein

American photographer Jeffrey Milstein is showing at the Bau-Xi gallery in Toronto, Canada from this weekend. He photographs American airports from above in low flying planes, capturing them in all their wonderful detail. The airport’s ugliness is made beautiful in the patterns and shapes framed by Milstein. It’s the nighttime photographs of JFK airport and others where he uses shadows that appeal to me most.Continue Reading

Download Google Earth

The past few days I have been completely addicted to Google Earth. It’s free to download and is probably the most interesting thing I’ve ever done online!
The faster your internet connection, the better the experience, but it would be worth waiting for on dial up too.Continue Reading