Visual Communication in Society


Views from the Blue

“Classic” Landscapes

  • Harlech Beach, Wales
  • Taken by Stuart Taylor 5/10/20
  • source: facebook

Despite the drone’s ability to capture new geographical perspectives, some users draw upon the norms of classic photography and depict landscapes from traditional low horizontal angles instead of using vertical views. There is some indication that this style of photo is often used by beginners who, as they become more confident over time, begin to experiment with more creative shots.

This image shows Harlech Beach in Wales against a backdrop of blue sky. Its almost ground level perspective gives the impression that it was taken with a normal digital camera. Attention is not given to colour or texture in the same way as more typical drone visuals, nor is one particular feature accentuated. Instead, it captures the general panorama of the landscape, encouraging viewers to immerse themselves in the inviting scene.


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  • 08.07.2021

    As often seen in TV and movies: the drone establishing shot

  • 16.06.2021

    For me, this makes good use of the different perspective offered by drones. They don’t HAVE to be used for vertical views or other creative shots as suggested in the description.

  • 10.06.2021

    Yes Great landscape, quite interesting to look at.
    A different take, a nice drone shot.

  • 02.06.2021

    recognised this space immediately – breathtaking landscape

  • 01.06.2021

    can almost smell the fresh air, great photo and space

  • 25.05.2021

    Love this