Stonehenge: the neolithic site captured in a new light using drone technology

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(Image credit: Karl Hendon via Getty Images)

Stonehenge has been photographed in a brand new light using modern drone technology and artificial lights. The ancient neolithic site situated on Salisbury Plain in the UK is a popular tourist destination and photography hotspot, so when Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu was asked to shoot it for National Geographic, he wanted to come up with a way to do it differently. 

Merging ancient history with modern technology, Reuben used two cameras, a drone and an artificial light to capture the image of Stonehenge he envisioned. Using what looks like one of the best Sony cameras (we can’t be sure which one exactly), he took a timelapse of the stones as it went from sunset to nightfall and using a medium format camera (which we think could be Phase One) he took stills throughout the shoot. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.