‘Trippy’ viral photo defying gravity is blowing people’s minds: ‘Distorted perspective’

A photographer who captures incredible drone images of ordinary places across America has seen his work pale in comparison to a hit film.


Aydin Büyüktaş, a professional photographer based in Dallas, spends months perfecting shots to create each breathtaking image that seemingly defies gravity.

Büyüktaş has captured everything from baseball fields to cemeteries, with his editing skills, while providing a unique perspective on landmarks.


Buildings and roads seem to curve upwards, the distance being a sheer cliff.

Aydin Büyüktaş ‘Drone Photography. Photographer taking incredible shots of American locations.
Aydin Buyukta

An image of a farm with a bale of hay in particular has captured the internet’s imagination after it was shared on Reddit.


User PoorOldJack posted the photo on the site’s Woah Dude forums on Monday, titled: “Area with a Distorted Viewpoint.”

It has been viewed over 30,000 times, as many compared it to the scenes at Cooper Station in the 2014 blockbuster interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey.

Commenting online, LeafyDragon wrote: “came here just to say interstellar Feeling. Love that movie.”


Shaurma99 admitted: “I legally thought it was a screenshot Interstellar. Anyway, how do you get this shot, with post production I believe?”

MidasTouch007 asked: “How was it made?”

Drone photography of Aydin Buyuktas.
Aydin Büyüktaş ‘Drone Photography. The photographer uses about 17 drone shots to form one image.
Aydin Buyukta

Coffee-_-67 asked: “Is this a real picture scene interstellar Or is it something that looks like this?”


Endofdaysofdays joked: “Flat Earthers hate this one picture.”

Darkenraal said: “It looks like it would be a great sledding hill.”

Erinenbenzer said: “It’s a lot more work than I imagined. Very neat!”

Reddit0 commented: “Is this a very steep hill or somehow the picture makes it look like this? Cool never seen this before.”

StealthMasterZ reported: “If you look at the house, it’s clear that it can’t stand vertically, so yes this is the picture that makes it look like that.”

Drone photography of Aydin Buyuktas.
Aydin Büyüktaş ‘Drone Photography. Buytas says it can take about 4 months to create an image.
Aydin Buyukta

While BGJohnson329 said: “Oh Biscuit, I don’t like this photo. It makes me feel uncomfortable.”

And commenting on the composition, Word_up_sharon continued: “It distracted me.”

chatting to newsweek, Büyüktaş reported that the picture of the field with bales of hay was taken near Amarillo, Texas.

He added: “It requires at least 17 drone photos to create a smooth band and easily collage them.”

Buytas revealed that it usually takes four months to make a project, and that he used analog for a collage, but “didn’t like” what he realized from it, so he switched to digital.

Drone photography of Aydin Buyuktas.
Aydin Büyüktaş ‘Drone Photography. Büyüktaş’s work went viral after it was shared on Reddit.
Aydin Buyukta

Describing coming to this genre of photography, he said: “It was the year 2006. When I was studying hyperspace Michio Kaku’s book, he was using examples Flatlands: Romance of Many Dimensions of Edwin Abbott.

“I discovered the book this way. I was very impressed by the book I wrote in 1884 [Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions] To illustrate the difficulties in understanding how to interconnect dimensions and inter-dimensional transitions.

“The fact that the book tried to state the inter-dimensional transition and the third dimension into the second was consistent with my inquiry about the third dimension.

“The name of the book related to my project was ironically so appropriate […],

Aydin Büyüktaş 'Drone Photography.
Aydin Büyüktaş ‘Drone Photography. People have made many comparisons between the work of Buettus and the film “Interstellar”.
Aydin Buyukta