Most of us struggle to take a decent photo from the right angle (and have to cloak our misgivings in Instagram filters), but that’s not a problem for award-winning, Boston-based photographer Alex S. MacLean — who flies a Cessna 182, and has been taking photos from the sky for years.
MacLean, who’s a licensed pilot and fine art aerial photographer, recently had a show at London’s Beetles + Huxley gallery, exhibiting his sky-high shots from over the US and Europe; here are some of our favorites.
High Line — New York City
Phelps Dodge open pit mine — Bagdad, Arizona
Free Swim — East Boston, MA
Tidal flats — Cape Cod, MA
Surfers at Sunset Beach — Oahu, Hawaii
Flower fields — Lompoc, California
Logs floating amid algae — Longview, Washington
Spillway — Odenten, Maryland
Parking lot — Lafayette, Indiana
Sand shoals — Wilhelmshaven, Germany.