London from above – Jason Hawkes

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Last week, I posted about Yann-Arthus Bertrand who took some amazing photos of earth from above. This week I’ve been shown more photos in the same style by Jason Hawkes. Take a look at the post on Boston.com for 19 incredible photos (makes me feel a little nostalgic). Thanks to Babis for letting me know.

With the end of the Olympics in Beijing, all eyes turned for a moment to London, site of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics. While looking for good photographs of London, I was contacted by London photographer Jason Hawkes, who had some wonderful images of London, seen from above at night (from a helicopter, to be exact) – some of which which he’s agreed to let me share here. From Jason: “Shooting aerial photography during the daytime had its own difficulties, you are strapped tightly into a harness leaning out of the helicopter, shouting directions through the headsets to the pilot. If shooting in the day can be difficult, night and the lack of light causes its own set of problems, but overcoming them is half the fun and the results can be stunning. I shoot at night using the very latest digital cameras, mounted on either one or two gyro stablazied mounts, depending on the format of the camera and length of lens I’m having to use.”  – Source Boston.com

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