Edge of Loch, Scotland
Phoographer Jason Hawkes specializes in aerial views that emphasize patterns in nature and manmade structures. While his Apartments, Hong Kong first caught my eye at io9, Edge of Loch, Scotland plays even more fascinating games with scale. Is that a closeup of a shoreline crusted with lichen, a crowd of lilypads suspended on the water's surface, or a gods' eye view of toylike trees? Look close enough to be sure it's the latter, and you risk being lost in the incredible cobalt of the water.
Apartments, Hong Kong
Then there's London's O2 arena by night - fully blurring the lines between nature and architecture, its dome looks like the mantle of a glowing deep-sea jellyfish, spiked with toxin-tipped spines. Purdy.
O2 Arena at Night, London
I love these! Especially the first one- gorgeous.
I love the photographs, but I hate the website design.
I think the web designer's top priority was to prevent ripping of any high-res images & by making navigation slow, to skew users of the site toward professional consumers of stock photography. Thus the tiny images. But yeah, I agree with you, Adrian, the site is a clunker.
Wow! Amazing images!