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Eye in the Sky

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Dronestagram has released their nominees for the best drone photos of 2017, and they’re every bit as glorious and surprising as you’d imagine.

I’m never sure how to feel about camera drones. They turn up periodically in Fire Island, and my first impulse (which I ignore) is to throw things at them until they fall out of the sky. They make me wish I carried a gun. I am troubled by their anonymity, but judging by these beautiful photographs, I can’t fault their vantage point.

However you feel about them, they certainly produce some eye-popping images we wouldn’t ever see otherwise.

You can check out all the nominees on Dronestagram’s blog. Photo credits appear under each picture.

drone 1 Alexey Goncharov

Alexey Goncharov

drone 2 Raf Willems

Raf Willems

drone 3 Florian Ledoux

Florian Ledoux

drone 4 Milo Allerton

Milo Allerton

drone 5 DroneFilmsProject

DroneFilmsProject

drone 6 marihenud

Marihenud

drone 7 helios1412

Helios1412

drone 8 Calin Stan

Calin Stan

drone 9 Justen Soule

Justen Soule

drone 10 tahitiflyshoot

TahitiFlyShoot

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

27 thoughts on “Eye in the Sky

  1. Wow! What an amazing viewpoint. And now I have an entire unlikely narrative about how the water lily blossoms will get to market.

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  2. Incredible! Although a few made my stomach jump..

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  3. They can be intrusive but wow…these are really special. Love the blue water hole…wouldn’t it be fun to scuba there?

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  4. I like that last one best. I imagine the women don’t even know about their audience. How would they?

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  5. Drones have liberated photography. To get some of these shots before required chartering a very noisy helicopter or plane. Now, some less well heeled photo enthusiasts can try and get some new and interesting shots. I am sorely tempted to get one just get a view of my own roof.

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  6. I agree – I find them offensive (my neighbor has one and it is so noisy!!) and intrusive, but the photos are truly amazing. One more technology to deal with the pros and cons.

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  7. OMG you’ve done it again, Donna! Breathtaking photos!! I’ve never seen drone pics before, such an original view!

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  8. The images are fabulous and the bird’s eye view justifies the use of drones in each case. I am generally not a fan of them, however, and cannot quite put my finger on why. The first time I encountered one (at Stirling Castle) I felt harassed by it as it was buzzing just above my head so perhaps that first impression has clouded my attitude.

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  9. These are stunning! Now I want a drone! ;p ❤

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