Image above: Oblique aerial photograph of West Lakes, Adelaide.
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Observation as a skill when using oblique aerial photographs
Observation and questioning are important skills in Geography.
This posting is dedicated to the potential of oblique aerial photographs as a resource to stimulate geographical questioning.
When you look at the oblique aerial photograph:
*Firstly, try to describe all the natural and cultural features evident in the photography.
*Secondary, look to see if you can see any patterns, distributions, trends in the features you have described in the photography.
* Finally, try to explain why things are where they are - the 'why of the where' of geography.
Here are 10 oblique aerial photographs for your observational and analytical skill development and use if you wish (just increase size by double clicking on the image and then right mouse click to 'Copy Image' or 'Save As Image' as a JPEG). They range from suburban, coastal, rural, mountain to urban.
Image 1: Adelaide CBD
Image 2: Snow covered mountains somewhere over Italy
Image 3: Suburban Adelaide landuse
Image 4: Farmland on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Image 5: Suburban Perth
Image 6: Coastal engineering, south of Rome
Image 7: Coastal South Australia
Image 8: Sydney CBD
Image 9: Glenelg, South Australia
Image 10: New York