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  • Being naturally bound to earth, humans are accustomed to looking only in three main directions; left, right, and up. We perceive these directions with ease, recognizing objects with little to no effort. We are accustom to seeing their profile. But when humans are put in the un-natural position of being above everything, that quick perception of objects changes. Looking down at the world, as I do often for filming with drones, I find my self surprised at how long it can take me to comprehend simple things. Is that a tree? No, just a brush pile. Is that a fence? no, a telephone line. The flatness of the view from above is deceiving, and muddles out perception of objects. At the same time it can create new feature of the land that we could never comprehend from only 5 and a half feet of the ground. We start to see patterns, geometric shapes, and compositions that are an art of their own. The flat landscape becomes a canvas, and we need only move our eye around to paint the picture.
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