by Albert Dros
In this photo series I photographed the Dutch tulips from the sky. For the lower heights I used a drone and I for the higher shots I used a small airplane. I really love how the flowers light up the country from above. It looks very abstract. The top down shots look like a videogame or sometimes a colourful carpet.
Seeing the flowers from the sky looks like a videogame. This is mainly because of the Dutch landscape in general which consists of perfect straight lines.
By flying the drone over these fields we see visuals that are almost abstract. They look like a carpet.
We have tulips in lots of different colours.
This was captured by a drone. A very wide tulip field leading into the distance, almost like an arrow.
As I live in Amersfoort, the most convenient location for me to capture the tulips is the ‘Flevopolder’. This shot is the Flevopolder captured from an airplane.
Here you see rows of red tulips with 1 row ending earlier, and a lonely red tulip in front of the ending one, almost like he’s saying ‘stop’.
Another shot of flying over the Flevopolder with a drone.
This shot shows how straight and flat the Dutch landscape is.
Does this make you think of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian?
Dark skies with stormy weather makes the flowers really pop.
One lonely field left.
After a few weeks, the tulips get ‘beheaded’. The bulbs in the soil grow on to be used for selling.
Right side still blooming, left side beheaded. It looks inverted.
Another top down shot from beheaded tulips. The colour just moves from the lines itself to in-between.
Pink tulips and blue skies with patchy clouds. The Dutch Flevopolder at its best!
Ever played Sim City? Then this might look familiar. This top down shot totally reminded me of that videogame. This was taken high up from a plane.
Pink & Greens.
Drone shot where the colourful rows look like racetracks.
A top down shot of myself controlling the drone above the flowers. Can you spot me?