May 25, 2014

Aerial Geometry

Photograph by Ralitsa Byalkova, National Geographic Your Shot

Paused for a moment in the rain, two pedestrians create a striking scene captured from above. This picture was taken near Milan Cathedral in Italy.

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30 comments
Mag Hatol
Mag Hatol

staged or not, what we  ultimately see is an unlikely work of surreal art

Afaq Bukhari
Afaq Bukhari

Umbrella size in comparison with the tiles of the pavement is noticeably small. I wonder if they really are the pedestrians captured from above!

Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson

Sorry, but it looks fake to me.  The scale of the umbrellas is wrong when you compare it to the block paving, the tiled edging of the grass, the grass and the bushes.  The umbrellas should be bigger.

Matthew Vanderkaay
Matthew Vanderkaay

LOVE Aerial Geometry, especially the contrasting colors and shapes.

Matthew Vanderkaay
Matthew Vanderkaay

LOVE the aerial geometry here, great contrast if colors and shapes.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Love the textures, color and shapes, fascinating, looking down on geometric designs, like great tile art.   

Pareshkumar Chaudhari
Pareshkumar Chaudhari

I couldn't believe, and looks fake to me... no offence please but this is what I am thinking looking at the photo. Umbrella looks very small compare to tiles on the walkway/pavement. Is this really a a real photo?

O. Weber
O. Weber

Immediately I recognized Milan pavement. Amazing pavement, big pinkish and red granite tiles.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A well staged geometric photo:The umbrellas are too exact, for it not to be. But like I said it takes effort and planning to get any kind of shot. And this one turned out impressive,even without the rain. j.e.s.........

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Mankind re-constructing nature into geometry.  This is a cloudy day so there are no shadows to make the trees and umbrellas settle into the ground but it is very real.  And very artistic.

Mari Suma
Mari Suma

Pavement is not wet, or is it sunny.  Umbrellas open only for the photo.  Would've appreciated more if...

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

Nice picture ! The view from above is always different !

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Sorry, it somehow does not look real.

first last
first last

Sorry to think about - but looks like umbrellas sizes doesn't somehow fit - hard to believe this is NOT a fake...

ce lege
ce lege

@Mike Jackson  I have seen block paving near Milan Cathedral and size absolutely matches because those blocks are huge. I think the photograph is shoking due to cloudy all mighty all directional light causing no shadows.

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

@Pareshkumar Chaudhari Out of this, what I find strange is that, even with clouds, you'd expect some shadows somewhere around the umbrellas. They seem to be just on the ground.

first last
first last

@Bories Jung 

show me person walking with umbrela large as elephant... if it's not that size - are the persons underneath dwarfs?

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