Patterns and colours of East Anglia

 

Aerial views

In recent years aerial photography has become much easier than it was in the past, revealing the extraordinary field and waterway patterns of the East Anglian landscape. These images are often posted on the internet and sometimes produced as books - Mike Page, for example, who takes his images from a light aircraft. Simpler techniques however are now available to ordinary individuals, for example using a balloon on a string with an attached lightweight digital camera. General photography websites, such as Flickr.com, increasingly include these sorts of image as well as the more usual landscape shots. As well as revealing the aerial patterns of changing field systems or coastal erosion, aerial photography is also used to show archaeological sites and intriguing phenomena such as crop circles.