By Mark McConville
STUNNING bird’s eye view pictures have revealed the incredible rock pools on offer in Sydney, Australia.
Spectacular aerial images offer a new perspective on the pools while the ocean waves crash over the wall into some of the pools.
Other striking shots show the luminous blue of the rectangular pools surrounded by the dark brown rock protecting it from the sea.
The astonishing photographs were taking in Sydney by local retail manager Shay Cooper (23).
“In my images I see abstract photo paintings,” he said.
“Some people have called me a light or colour painter for my style of photography.
“I love this type of photography due to the unique angles. General ground perspective photography has been around for many years and a lot of unique angles have been done over time.
“Drones are fairly new so there’s a lot to still discover and try. Most people are shocked by how different somewhere they’ve seen before looks from above.”
Rock pools, so-named because they have been hammered out of rocks at the ocean’s edge, are one of Sydney’s defining characteristics, along with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though not as well known.
Sydney has an abundance of rock pools spreading along the coast, providing spectacular views of the ocean as well as the safety of a contained environment.
Shay, who posts under the name @blondeshooter on Instagram, explained the problems he has run into with his drone and why he likes to take these photographs.
“I always found photography interesting and the fact that changing something like your shutter speed can change the dynamic of your final photo is what draws me to all these crazy ideas I have,” he said.
“The only real problem I face is wind or the general weather conditions like rain. That doesn’t play nice with drones and electronics.”
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