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Drone photography through the eyes of an architect

Temples in Myanmar. (Credit: Dimitar Karanikolov / Behance CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Temples in Myanmar. (Credit: Dimitar Karanikolov / Behance CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Dimitar Karanikolov is a London-based architect with a passion for photography. Over the last few years his experiments with drone photography have led to an exciting, architectural perspective on some of the most amazingly beautiful places on Earth.

The god’s-eye, top-down view that a drone can offer has driven Karanikolov to highlight the geometric patterns that this unique angle can offer. His photographs at times almost flatten out a three-dimensional landscape turning familiar locations into something akin to colorful, vivid architectural blueprints.

Temples in Myanmar. (Credit: Dimitar Karanikolov / Behance CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

His recently published portfolio examining the gorgeous city of Venice makes the iconic yet labyrinthine location look like a surreal tiny model. While his completely top-down perspective on the temples of Myanmar highlight the stunningly complex geometry of these buildings. All these photographs defiantly deliver an unusually and uncanny perspective on locations we are familiar with.

Karanikolov has used several different drones to pull off his amazing work including a DJI Phantom 4 and, more recently, a DJI Mavic Pro. His compelling blend of an architectural aesthetic with modern drone photographic techniques has resulted in some truly impressive images.

Take a look through our gallery of Karanikolov’s work.

(For complete article and a chance to see many photos visit: https://newatlas.com/gallery-drone-photography-venice-myanmar/55092/)

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Fascinating Old Photographs

These photo’s are well worth the time spent looking
These photos are rare indeed!
Enjoy a bit of lost history captured by some vintage photographers.
 
Cowboys Around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910:
Cowboys around the hoodlum wagon,
Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910
 
Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and he has looped his left arm around a Winchester model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. On the back is the light pencil inscription Indian fighter. :
Judging by the saddle style, this
unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or early 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and he
has looped his left arm around a Winchester
model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. 
 
Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888:
Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and
Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888
 
1899 Concord, Michigan
1899
Concord , Michigan
Buggy & Wagon Shop
 
Thankful someone took the time to photograph this type of beauty - April 1937.
Thankful someone took the time to
photograph this type of beauty – April 1937. Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana .
 
1887-West Center Street, Anaheim, California:
1887 – West
Center Street, Anaheim , California.
Now we have Disneyland here!
 
Moser's, Guns, Banjo's, and Mules at the Liverystable in East Tennessee around 1890:
Moser’s Guns, Banjos, and Mules at the livery stable in East Tennessee around
1890
 
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey:
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9
earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California. That is a huge running crack in the ground.
Now they are building houses right on the line as fast as the boards can be delivered.
Hmmmm…
 
the boys are back in town (cowboys, 1887):
This is what real cowboys looked like
in 1887. Not as fancy as on TV, huh!
 
Wagon Train ~ Eastern Colorado ~ 1880:(Notice 1st 2 women w/short skirts to stay out of the dirt!)
Some of the toughest, bravest people we know of. They gave it their all to go west and start a new life. This wagon train is in eastern Colorado in 1880.
 
This moose team belonged to W.R. (Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day. They were found by a Metis near Baptiste Lake in 1910 and were reared by bottle and broken to drive by Mr. Day at Athabasca Landing during the winter of 1910. Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies to Wabasca, Edmonton, Pelican Mountains, Calling Lake, Athabasca, Colinton, Rochester, Tawatinaw, Clyde, Legal, Carbondale and St. Albert. Buffalo Bill and his wife also ran a store at Calling Lake. Photograph J.H. Gano; Mrs. L. L:
This moose team belonged to W.R.
(Billy/Buffalo Bill) Day. They were found by a Métis near Baptiste Lake, Alberta
in 1910 and were reared by bottle and broken to drive by Mr. Day at Athabasca
Landing during the winter of 1910.
Mr. Day and the moose team hauled mail and supplies.
 
In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.:
In the American Civil War, soldiers
were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch.
Some draftees had their front teeth
removed to avoid service. In our day they just jumped the border into Canada.
 
Tired Prospector: Klondike Gold Rush:
Here we have a tired old prospector
during the Klondike Gold Rush.
 
Lulu Parr - Her skill with the gun caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed her to his show in 1903. She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time, Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill s show. Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu s willingness to ride unbroken ponies that he presented her with an ivory-handled Colt single-action revolver, engraved with Buffalo Bill Cody to Lulu Parr 1911. http://www.pinterest.com/eldridgep01/old-west/:
Lulu Parr – Her skill with the gun
caught the attention of Pawnee Bill, who signed her to his show in 1903. She left that show but came back in 1911. By that time, Pawnee Bill had joined Buffalo Bill’s show.
Buffalo Bill was so in awe of Lulu’s
willingness to ride unbroken ponies that he presented her with an ivory-handled
Colt single-action revolver, engraved with
‘Buffalo Bill Cody to LuluParr – 1911.’
 
From the drivers seat of a 40 mule team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron Ca. & then loaded onto railroads formanufacturing.:
From the driver’s seat of a 40-horse
team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron, California & then loaded onto railroads for manufacturing.
All this so you could do the laundry!
Man, that’s a lot of horses!
 
hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage:
Hoops had to be removed before taking
your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage.
 
Deer Hunter Living In A Log , 1893.:
A deer hunter living in a log, 1893.
Tough guys live in tough places, I guess. Home is where you make it!
 
Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer. The picture presents Procession of stagecoaches loaded with passengers coming down a mountain road.:
Omaha Board of Trade in mountains near
Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created in 1889 by John C. H. Grabill, photographer. The picture presents a procession of stagecoaches loaded with
passengers coming down a mountain road.
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War Ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefiled. It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.:
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefield.
It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.
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TRULY AMAZING PHOTOS!

Each year in February

the Sun’s angle is such

that Horsetail Falls Waterfall lights up

like fire. Yosemite, USA

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Houseboat,

Iceland.

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Panda, scared after the

earthquake in  Japan, embraced the leg of a

policeman.

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Kalapana, Hawaii where the sea

meets the lava.

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Beijing Airport by night.

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Two year-old Chimpanzee feeding

milk  to “Aorn”, a small tiger 60 days old.

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Ducks tend to continue

 to be seen in birth order,

whether or not by their mother.

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Highway in Japan with snow

  more  than 10 meters high.

Unbelievable.

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Spectacular rice fields in

China.

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Austria’s Green Lake is a

beautiful park in

winter. The snow melts in summer and

creates a very clear lake.

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Undersea tunnel linking Sweden

and Denmark.

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The world’s highest swimming

pool is located  in the skyscraper Marina Bay

Sands, Singapore.

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Amazing lightning storm over the

Grand Canyon.

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Baby

chameleons.

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Beautiful image of a panda bear

helping another.

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“The Road to Heaven”,

a place in

Ireland  where every two years the stars

align with the road.

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World’s Largest Swimming Pool in

San Alfonso,

Chile.  More than 1,000 yards long.

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Crystal Palace. Madrid.

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”Heaven’s Gate”,

  Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain,

China.

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The Northern Lights,

Alaska.

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The white owl.

Spectacular.

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The famous” Rosa Moss Bridges”,

Ireland.

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Eiffel

Tower.  Romantic and beautiful Paris,

France.

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Road to Hana, Maui,

Hawaii.

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Restaurant hanging,

Belgium.

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Sea otters hold hands while they

sleep  in case the current changes, so they

awaken together.

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There are animals with

more  sensitivity than many people.

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Fireman giving drink to a baby

Koala in Australia fires.

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Amazing view of

Manhattan,  New York from above.

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Frozen bubbles in the Canadian

Rockies, Canada.

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An Iridescent spiral cloud in

Himalayas.  Phenomenon

observed on October 18,

2009.

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View of the semi-submerged

cataract, Hawaii.

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Northern lights over

the  Rocky Mountains in

Canada

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A pink lake, due to the harmless

bacteria of  Retba Lake, north of the Cap

Vert peninsula of Senegal.

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This dog saved her puppies from

a fire at home  and put them safely in one of

the fire trucks

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Infinite Cave,

Vietnam

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu

Just a reminder: Life does have an expiration date ……….. so it is time to enjoy each and every day.