Pictures of a changing planet
December 24, 2008 8:44 PM   Subscribe

Makes me think of one of my favorite artists: Roland Peterson
posted by Eekacat at 8:54 PM on December 24, 2008

Holy fucking gorgeous. Also? I love seeing a photographer post big beautiful pictures on a simple website with a back/next way to flip through it, with no flash plugin and no goddamned giant watermark across the stunning images. Beautiful work.
posted by mathowie at 10:30 PM on December 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

That is amazing, now I have another form of photography to add to my list of forms of photography I would like to do once I'm actually good at photography.
posted by Del Far at 10:37 PM on December 24, 2008

I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
by the factories and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and
the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at
these things and I say,


I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:57 PM on December 24, 2008

I wonder what Malvina Reynolds what write about this.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:30 PM on December 24, 2008

More aerial photography: Earth From Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
posted by homunculus at 12:41 AM on December 25, 2008

The BBC's Britain From Above has some aerial video and some cool visualizations.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:05 AM on December 25, 2008

Great stuff. Smashing Magazine also just had a big post full of nice aerial photos (which prompted me to update my wallpaper to this one).
posted by p3t3 at 3:06 AM on December 25, 2008

Sorry - my first link should have went here.
posted by p3t3 at 3:07 AM on December 25, 2008

Huh. I didn't know living in Atlantis was an option. McMansion Atlantis, but still.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 4:37 AM on December 25, 2008

Great stuff, homunculus, thanks!
posted by mediareport at 9:11 AM on December 25, 2008

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