Drone Lighting Brings Out the Desert’s Otherworldly Side

Drone Lighting Brings Out the Desert’s Otherworldly Side

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Reuben Wu excels at making awe-inspiring landscapes even more breathtaking, from the incredible flowing blue lava of Indonesia to the beautiful, frigid tundra in Svalbard. Now he’s returned to the American West, photographing the sweeping vistas and imposing terrain at night.

Wu illuminated each scene in Lux Noctis with a drone and a light, a cool technique that provides an unique view of the world below. The unusual lighting makes the West’s grand features feel even more immense and daunting. “It’s about the portrayal of the landscape in a way that’s fresh and defies the expected,” he says. Read more.