Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos shot from high grounds in the From Above Photo Contest in collaboration with Colin Smith with chances to win a Aerial Video & Photography Handbook, a Pelican 1200 Camera Case and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Colin Smith for his collaboration as a guest judge. Colin is the founder of PhotoshopCAFE which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has authored 19 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. He loves art and technology and is a pioneer of HDR as well as aerial Drone Photography.

Grand Jury Winner

"Wow, just wow. This is such a powerful image of the jets looking like fireworks from an angle you would never see. I love the leading lines, this is a composition you can't take your eyes off." - Colin Smith 

Runner Up

"So trippy, at first you get vertigo, then wonder what the bubbles are, like something out of the matrix and then you realize its a reflection. So powerful and the limited color is spot on." - Colin Smith 

Runner Up

"I just love the movement in this image, so graceful and then you see the feet and realize this is mid motion. A graceful and perfectly timed shot." - Colin Smith 

Runner Up

"I just love this unique perspective of the sky divers. It’s an unusual framing of a beautiful aerial scene connected compositionally by the skydivers, brilliant and intriguing, Great story telling." - Colin Smith

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