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Every spring, Hallebros, or Bois de Hal (Halle Forest in Dutch), not far from Brussels in Belgium is overrun with these carpets of blue bell blossoms.
An architect by trade, Alex MacLean has photographing the rural landscape since 1975 as his way of performing site analysis.
“There’s nothing like flying in a small aircraft with the window open and watching the dramatic and quickly changing landscape evolve. You can go from a dense urban area to wilderness in a matter of moments”.
See also Kite Aerial Photography
Stunning photos of the Indonesian volcanao by Helminadia Jabur:
"The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises and majestic views all the way to Semeru volcano which is located further behind it. Ever since I saw some images of the volcano, I just could not help myself to visit the area and capture it."
Sydney-based Samuel Burns uses a large format camera set at extremely long exposures (up to eight hours) to create these gleaming landscapes.
I hide away behind the camera under a dark cloth to compose each image on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and using old fashioned dials to adjust and refine the composure. It is not unusual for me to spend half an hour setting up a composition, employing large format camera movements such as rise, shift and tilt and then hiding back away under the dark cloth to make sure everything is perfect. It needs to be to make sure the wait is worth it!