Aerial Photography : Amazing Cities From The Sky

Aerial Photography : City From The Sky - Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically.

central london from the sky by David Otway

taken (with full digital zoom) from the right-hand side (prob seat 2F) of a Boeing 737-800 about 20000 feet up (Ryanair FR902) from Cork - London Stansted 18-09-2006 at 9am

Captured: New York City from Above by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Boats travel around the tip of the financial district of Manhattan in this aerial photograph taken over New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Golden 13 by ecstaticist

The Sun rises on day 13 of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Catching the helicopter back to Vancouver today after a four day rest with my family in Victoria.

Tokyo Blues by Kim Erlandsen

Shot from the top floor of the Mori Tower in the Ginza area.

Aerial map, London - 5-2 by Katarina Stefanović

London is fascinating really!!

City that I love... by ecstaticist

Vancouver. That's Burrard Street Bridge in the foreground. I am opening an office in this city, in the wonderful, historic and funky Gastown 'hood. I signed the lease yesterday.

A shot of happiness seeing the Mother City again: Cape Town and Table mountain ... by Joanne

The only first page Explore shot I have :) taken through the window of the plane while approaching CapeTown coming back from holidays in USA

Gastown by Brandon Godfrey

This one looks much better in Large. =)

Tonight Marina Bay will Rock the City by William Cho

It's Singapore's 45th National Day and the big celebration will be happening within Marina Bay tonight.


The old districts of the liquid city and the river Tejo seen from a cloud

Lines of Development by ecstaticist

Vancouver seems to pour out of the Fraser Valley and accumulate in higher and higher buildings.

Heart of Sydney by Laurent MALBECQ

Sydney Circular Quay (Australia)

Aerial View of the City from 60th floor of UOB Plaza by William Cho

Not a HDR process. Handheld. Vertorama using 2 shots. Boost colors on selective areas with "Overlay" on layers. Finish off with slight contrast and sharpening. Added some clouds over it from my archives to spice it up a little.

Building's dancing in the clouds by Lo M

Captured during approach in Shanghai Pudong Airport to runway 16 around 7 am

L'Etoile by Didier Morlot

We're flying next to the city.

Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled Bokeh Wednesday, but it's time to return to the Apocalypse by nosha

Oddly enough I did not do any regional coloring of this.

Vancouver View by Brandon Godfrey

Another shot I took on a day-trip to Vancouver back in January. I realize that the right bottom corner of the photo looks a little weird, but It can be pretty hard to get the frame completely straight when you're that high up.

Norway - Bergen by Marco Franchino

The amazing view from mount Ulriken (643 metres above sea level), the highest of the seven mountains that surround Bergen, Norway.

Eje Central, Downtown Mexico City, 2006 by Dante Busquets

Night View from the 44th floor of the Latinoamericana Tower in downtown Mexico City. Overseeing "Eje Central" and the southern part of the city, land and air traffic are captured during peak hours with a long exposure of the film.

Su Torino by bass_nroll

wow, that looks insane, i love how the city just suddnely becomes the mountain here, and the whole scene looks so vast.

.flowing to the new horizon by Peter Nguyen

Thanh Da peninsula & Sai Gon river, easten suburbs, Ho Chi Minh city from the above. Love the smooth curves & the dramatic sky so much!