Flying into this French Polynesia island I wasn’t sat in a good seat on the plane. On my way back I asked the flight attendant for a good window seat. The window was pretty dirty but the lagoon and barrier reef from the air is stunning. In this photograph we see the luxury five star overwater villas of the InterContinental Resort. Here we can see the wonderful colour and clarity of the lagoon water.
Getting an aerial view, be it from a building, nearby hillside or even aircraft, almost always makes for interesting photographs. This was captured at about 70 metres above the city on the observation floor of the Hallgrimskirkja church. The road off to the left is the Skólavörðustígur which leads your eye through the centre of Iceland’s capital city. Even at 2pm the November sun was very low in the sky. As you can see from the long shadow off to the right. I thought that this balances the photograph in a unique way.
I had obviously read and seen a lot of information about Venice before I went but it wasn’t until flying home that I saw this, the Lido. It is an 11 mile long sandbar which is where a lot of Venetians go for their summer holidays, or at least that was traditionally where they went. Aerial photography has always been something of interest too me even though I rarely get the opportunity to take pictures from a plane.