Drones

Here at HEKKTA we were slightly scepticle about drones. Are they slightly glorified remote-controlled toys that kids crash into buildings? Or are they in fact state of the art, revolutionising war-time weapons? As our world changes, technological advances are increasingly becoming what shapes our culture. We can be pretty certain in saying that the invention of the smartphone was the most influential creation of this millenium, but what about drones? What is their true value? The act of flying is not the part of the drone that is so amazing, but what it enables humans to do. We can get into the air and reach places we couldn’t otherwise reach without a helicopter or a plane, and quickly. You can film music videos, films, documentaries or hunt for someone on the run using heat-sensors from the air. And you can also take some stunning pictures. When we stumbled upon these aerial shots, we assumed they had been taken by hand from a helicopter or a plane. But no. All these photos were taken by a drone in flight. After seeing the drone photography, it certainly changed our view about their relevance and HEKKTA predicts as people find more interesting ways of using drones, they will become more and more influential in our society. Design breeds change. Maybe drones will too.

The Italian seaside town of Vernazza looks stunning from the air in brilliant colours - J Courtial - Drones

The Italian seaside town of Vernazza looks stunning from the air in brilliant colours – J Courtial – Drones

The Ushiku Daibutsu statue waves to the green fields of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan - Cliechti - Drones

The Ushiku Daibutsu statue waves to the green fields of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan – Cliechti – Drones

The dizzy effect of the pathway on Copacabana beach is shaded by palm trees in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ulysses Padilha - Drones

The dizzy effect of the pathway on Copacabana beach is shaded by palm trees in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Ulysses Padilha – Drones

The real quality of drone photography is shown in this picture of a volcano spurting lava, steam and gas on Reunion Island near Madagascar - Jonathan Payet - Drones

The real quality of drone photography is shown in this picture of a volcano spurting lava, steam and gas on Reunion Island near Madagascar – Jonathan Payet – Drones

Two beach goers cast a long shadow over a beach in Poland - Dron Expert - Drones

Two beach goers cast a long shadow over a beach in Poland – Dron Expert – Drones

This climber clings onto a cliff in Moab, Utah in an incredible photo that slightly drops the jaw - Max Seigal

This climber clings onto a cliff in Moab, Utah in an incredible photo that slightly drops the jaw – Max Seigal

Sheep run wild in a field in Romania - Szabolcs Ignacz

Sheep run wild in a field in Romania – Szabolcs Ignacz

A photo which looks like a still in a movie which pictures a couple lie solitary amongst the palm trees in Huahine Island, French Polynesia - Helene Havard

A photo which looks like a still in a movie which pictures a couple lie solitary amongst the palm trees in Huahine Island, French Polynesia – Helene Havard

Yellow and blue umbrellas are all on display in this aerial shot on a beach in Playa de Amadores, Gran Canaria - Karolis Janulis

Yellow and blue umbrellas are all on display in this aerial shot on a beach in Playa de Amadores, Gran Canaria – Karolis Janulis

A drone camera peeps over the terrifying edge of Niagara Falls with water gushing down - Ryan Jones

A drone camera peeps over the terrifying edge of Niagara Falls with water gushing down – Ryan Jones

Some skiiers try out the pizza plough on a snowy slope on the Adzhigardak mountain in Russia - Maksim Tarasov

Some skiiers try out the pizza plough on a snowy slope on the

A farmer is busy picking at a chilli farm in Guntur, India - Aurobird

A farmer is busy picking at a chilli farm in Guntur, India – Aurobird

The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy bathes in a bed of fog - Francesco Cattuto

The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy bathes in a bed of fog – Francesco Cattuto

A train of camels cast a shadow over Cable Beach at sunset in Broome, Austrailia - Todd Kennedy

A train of camels cast a shadow over Cable Beach at sunset in Broome, Austrailia – Todd Kennedy

A bird is snapped mid-flight over the beautiful sandy beach of French Polynesia - Actua Drone

A bird is snapped mid-flight over the beautiful sandy beach of French Polynesia – Actua Drone

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