MOVING LANDSCAPE

Drone photos reveal the dazzling geometry of everyday roads and intersections

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We traverse over roads everyday, but seldom see the beauty of such enormous geometry drawn across the earth’s surface.

Although satellite images provide a glimpse of the world from above, it is really with drone photography that we are brought up close to these stunning man-made structures. With more photographers piloting drones these days, a bevy of breathtaking images of roads and intersections can be found on social media.

Renan Pissolatti (@do.alto) is an amateur drone photographer from Brazil who’s been snapping up amazing photographs of the country’s urban landscape. On Instagram, his images show off the vibrance of tropical metropolitan life in a myriad of lines and shapes.

São Paulo como nunca vemos. #doalto

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In the US, Nick Verbelchuk (@snickersv), a photographer based in Portland, Oregon, is using his DJI Phantom 4 drone to show roads slicing through thick pines in the country’s Christmas tree capital.

My heart would be br-oak-en without you | #visualscollective

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Can't wait until fall comes around | #visualscollective

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One name is higher, Jesus Messiah | #visualscollective

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Two designers, Felipe Acuña and Nicolàs Arancibia from Santiago, Chile, are documenting expeditions to mountains, deserts, and tropical coasts on the Instagram account of their drone-photography production house, Cenital Chile (@cenitalchile).

Marine Corps veteran Rik Butler (@clearskieshi) is a drone photographer based in Kaneohe, Hawaii, where he explores different types of landscapes with a drone, including urban, agricultural, and coastal landscapes. Many of his photos showing the azure waters of Hawaii are a breath of fresh air, but his portfolio also includes the geometry of fields and train tracks seen elsewhere. He tells Quartz that he hopes to produce a book that documents the contrasts between human civilization and the natural environment from an aerial perspective.

Um, which way to town? . #road #highway #dji #aerialphotography

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