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09/25/2007 12:13:07 PM · #1
A series of shots on the BBC website from a guy who attaches a Canon 5D to a kite to take pictures.

//news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/south_asia_india0_a_kite0s_eye_view/html/1.stm

Maybe its just me . . but seeing the way kites swoop and dive I would be concerned about having a 5D strapped under it - still he says he's only lost one so far due to it landing inthe sea.

Oh well - that's not so bad then is it ? :- )
09/25/2007 12:16:38 PM · #2
Ya, what's a 5D between friends...

Still, the shots are pretty sweet. Makes me want to rig something up and try it.
09/25/2007 12:18:24 PM · #3
That's beautiful work. It landed in the river, btw, not the sea, if that makes any difference :-)

R.
09/25/2007 12:23:34 PM · #4
hmm. I don't know, they don't really seem very special to me. Could've been made in a plane too. A lot more safe for your 5D too.

Somehow it feels like he's got too much money and doesn't know how to spend it anymore. I have to save money for the 5D for half a year. No way I'll attach that one on a kite.

Message edited by author 2007-09-25 12:24:45.
09/25/2007 12:27:45 PM · #5
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's beautiful work. It landed in the river, btw, not the sea, if that makes any difference :-)

R.


ok, ok, but from memory they are both pretty wet :- )

I like the picture of the Camel cart (number 4)
09/25/2007 12:31:08 PM · #6
That's awesome!
09/25/2007 12:31:47 PM · #7
Originally posted by biteme:

hmm. I don't know, they don't really seem very special to me. Could've been made in a plane too. A lot more safe for your 5D too.


These are much more intimate than most plane photos; the altitude is lower, and the focal length of the lens and the POV are correspondingly more "natural". The kite flies without disturbing anything beneath, also, so it's a very unobtrusive way to do these photos.

R.
09/25/2007 12:37:38 PM · #8
These are interesting, because the video monitoring system allows for more control in framing the shot than the typical kite shot.

Here's another site on Kite Aerial Photography.
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