This amazing aerial footage of snowy Central Park won 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

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© Filip Wolak
© Filip Wolak

This amazing aerial footage of Central Park covered in snow won 2016 Sony World Photography Awards in the architecture category. The photo has been taken by a Polish photographer Filip Wolak from 10,000 feet above the New York city.

It was one of those brisk wintery days in March 2015. Everyone was already tired of the long and tough winter here in the north east. Amazed by how clear the day was I took my Cessna above New York’s restricted airspace, which gave me a full freedom to roam. The winds were quite strong that day with no haze and unlimited visibility. With a bit of planning (and luck) I was able to capture perfect shadow alignment along the avenues – I had only one chance to capture – they were shifting fast.

The bar for drone photographers is now set high. Literally.

SOURCEWorldphoto.org
Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.