Architectural photography gives us a perspective of a building that we can’t see normally. From the ground, we may only see sheer size and a hint of shape. However, an aerial point of view allows us to see the structure that perhaps the architect wanted us to see all along. Enjoy these 10 special selections from the 2018 SkyPixel Contest! Click here to see more details.
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1. National Library of Kosovo | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
Photographer: Agon Nimani
A series of square roofs and glass domes makes this library a geometric delight. The added touch of snow gives rich depth and contrast to Agon Nimani’s photo.
2. Grand Lisboa Hotel Macau | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro
Photographer: Kevin Zhen
By snapping this pic of Macau’s classic hotel at sunset, Kevin Zhen presents the Grand Lisboa with all its dramatic slopes and facets.
3. Duo Seasons | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
Instead of four, Singapore simply has two seasons – wet and dry. Roger uses this basis to show its famous Gardens by the Bay nature park, showcasing this dual identity.
4. Bagan | Equipment: Mavic Pro
Photographer: Witold Ziomek
Dawn is always a magical time. With his lens, Witold Ziomek reveals Bagan as a complete fairytale world.
5. Bird’s-Eye View | Equipment: Mavic Pro
San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid towers above the city with its one-of-a-kind design, whether it’s the middle of the day or night.
6. Starship | Equipment: Mavic Pro
Once a communist meeting point in Bulgaria, the Buzludzha is a structure that stands alone in the Balkan Mountains. Antoneleven emphasizes this building’s seclusion and aesthetic as a remarkable oddity.
7. The Shape of City | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
In this series of top-down images, Donelson Lee shares that inside the mundane urban sprawl, art and shape definitely exist in his city.
8. Winter View of a Russian Church (Monastery Nativity) in the Town of Shipka, Bulgaria | Equipment: Phantom 4 Advanced
In a flat, show-white background, the vivid colors of this church stick out like a bright ornament in a Christmas tree.
9. Harbin Opera House | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
From above, the Harbin Opera House reveals a complete abandonment of corners and angles, opting instead for deep curves and fluid lines.