- Location: Switzerland, Zurich, Fehraltorf Airfield (LSZK)
- Category: Landscape, Aerial
- Date taken: 2011-06-05
- Times Viewed: 43
- Upload date: 2011-07-09
- Camera: NIKON D300
- Lens: Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm
- F-Stop: 8
- Shutter Speed: 1/800 s
- Focal length: 200 mm
- Map: View
- ISO: 1250 EV: 0
- Filter: N/A
- Tripod: No
- Flash: No
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From the air the visual impact is extremely fascinating. This is shortly before landing, maybe 4 minutes before touch down. Taken from a Cessna 152.
Some other aerial photos, collected ... SEE LINK ...
Critiques for this photo (12):
A greens carpet. An Art work, but who is the artist? Farmers, the eye of the photographer or the Mother Nature?
A classic image, since we showed Arthus Bertrand's Earth from Above ...
But I like yours especially with its parallel grooves.
Theme of the Month (2011/07/09)
This aerial POV shows the patterns the farmer made beautifully...from the ground they are not so apparent. At this height the texture looks like velvet corduroy. I expect it was not easy to get this angle with the stripes almost vertical without grabbing the controls from Benno. Well seen Barbara...it also fits in very well with your own personal theme.
Kath...........for Theme of the Month Team
I think the artist here is you. The farmers are just doing what they do, you are the flying artist in the air :) capturing this shot in a simple yet beautiful composition. It look like a big #7, or it could be my green carpet. Love the two different green tone.
Enjoy your weekend. We thinking of going to the Swiss National Day Celebration on July 31. I hope we can make it this year. We missed one last year. Rene working this weekend, I'm enjoying the warm day in the garden.
Have a nice summer weekend.
Current discussion:baba_flies wrote in 2011/07/10 08:23:45: Oh dear, this is probably not everybody's thing :))) I know a lot of pilots that share this passion alone without their partners. But yeah, it is an important part of my own life sitting in the passenger seat so here and there I share my aerial photos with others but not too often as it is maybe too special. Ealier before TE/PF came into my life I wrote articles in pilot magazines but meanwhile I am a little lazy enjoying this here. I never get really sick unless I do too many photos, this can make me feel funny, or reading.
As Way and Pierre comment, I too think you are the artist. Those greens are so lush that they seemed heightened by the straightness of the lines; okay, I'll give the farmers some credit too, those lines are really straight.
While commercial flights have lost most of their allure, (I used to love just going to airports), still the sights from the window seat are the remaining reward. I think sharing passions with your partner is a major part of a good relationship. Well that's pretty much a disjointed ramble, sorry about that.
Current discussion:baba_flies wrote in 2011/07/13 13:26:32: Your inspiration box ... thank you! Sometimes I think "do I really make a difference to this website" ... so I guess sometimes I do :)))
A wonderful addition to the theme, indeed! And you also have your part in the artistic effect - strategic composition!
Thanks for sharing,
Ici la véritable artiste c'est toi, sans nul doute. La cadrage est magnifique et rend honneur au travail de l'agriculteur. j'aime cette composition en 2 couleurs un peu a lam manière des poupées russes : des boites qui rentrent dans des boites, .......
Excellent composition and fine colours!
Also funny your note!
A fab agro graphism this is !
Fantastic work! The POV is stunning! This image produces a superb graphism! Love the minimal details! This is just fantastic!