These beautiful photographs were taken by photographer Simon Butterworth and this first image has been shortlisted for the 2015 Sony World Photographic Awards Professional Landscape category. It belongs to a series of very intriguing photographs called Blue Fields.
“Blue Fields was shot at the Useless Loop solar salt operation situated in Shark Bay, the westernmost point of mainland Australia. The series is part of a larger, long term project, Aesthetics of the Unexpected, which explores the relationships between perception, expectation and reality. The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft. The height was crucial in order to flatten perspective by using long focal lengths. Time of day and cloud cover were also critical, the abstract effect being heightened by complete lack of signifying shadow.” says Butterworth.