10 Golden Moments with the Sun

2018 SkyPixel Contest Weekly Selection: Issue 13

The sun affects everything and is a huge part of life on Earth. It helps plants grow, provides light, and offers warmth. It also happens to be a great photography prop for photographers. For this week’s selection of 2018 SkyPixel Contest submissions, we’re sharing 10 amazing photos that incorporate the beauty of the sun. Click here to see more entries.

1. Icy Adventure | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: 王 汉冰

After a cold night, beautiful textures and designs flowered across a lake in the Taklimakan desert.

2. Sunset Sailing | Equipment: Mavic 2 Zoom

Photographer: Mike Leung

A vivid sunset illuminates a lone sailboat at Karon beach in Phuket, Thailand, creating a gorgeous aerial shot.

3. Nature Engraving | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro

Photographer: 梦中画

Although it looks like a painting, this aerial image was taken by DJI’s Phantom 4 in Utah. The contrast of snow and shadow across the badlands create a beautiful and whimsical texture.

4. Sunrise in Harwich | Equipment: Mavic Pro

Photographer: Mr. Droney McDroneFace

A spectacular sunrise overlooking the Dovercourt lighthouse in Harwich, UK.

5. 2 People, 2 Dogs, & 4 Shadows | Equipment: Mavic Air

Photographer: Yevhen Samuchenko

A pair of dogs and their owners take a morning stroll at Black Sea beach in Odessa, Ukraine. The sun’s angle produces the perfect shadow of their figures in the sand.

6. Val Comelico-Padola-Belluno-Italy | Equipment: Spark

Photographer: Alvise Bagagiolo

A warm sun glows through grey clouds over The Dolomites in Italy, bringing color to the pale snow and dark rock.

7. Newborn Sun | Equipment: Inspire 1 Pro

Photographer: c8214f3…

A bridge in Shenyang is eliminated by the stunning rays of a golden sun.

8. Ulm Minster | Equipment:Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: Nico Saiger

A deep sunset colors the sky behind the world’s highest church tower, located in Germany.

9. Sand Dunes | Equipment: Spark

Photographer: Francescocamilloph

One of the largest sand dune beaches in the world lays along the ocean. The sun illuminates the vast expanse and a lone figure contemplating where the sand finishes and the ocean begins.

10. Working on the Height | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro

Photographer: Trung Pham

Workers take a break from cleaning glass at the highest building in Ho Chi Minh city, Landmark 81, on a beautiful afternoon.