21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Chocolate and Whipped Cream

In a world filled with bustling cities, picturesque landscapes, and breathtaking wonders, there's a unique perspective that often goes unnoticed—the beauty of the skies above. The "Cotton Candy" series is a collection of aerial photographs, a visual journey captured from the skies between Italy, Switzerland and Germany. The series takes viewers on a visual voyage, offering a fresh perspective on the world beneath. From the gentle rolling hills of Italy to the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland, each photograph captures a unique blend of natural wonders. The juxtaposition of the cotton candy clouds against the rugged grandeur of the Alps evokes a sense of harmony in contrast—a reminder of the delicate balance that exists in nature. The photographs invite viewers to contemplate the beauty that surrounds us from a new vantage point, encouraging us to appreciate the sublime moments that often pass us by.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Switzerland
Copyright: © Cristina Burns