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Witold Gidel

Country Taste

James Gentles

Wind Power Subject, Wind Power Camera

Kinderdijk World Heritage Site, The Netherlands

May 4, 2010, 13:50 UT (15:50 local time)

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© 2010 James Gentles, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Built in 1740, the windmills at Kinderdijk demonstrate that being "green" isn't something new. This area is kept dry, despite being below sea level, in a truly carbon neutral way—the power of the wind!

How appropriate that this image was taken by a camera lifted into the air by a kite.

The image was taken in May, 2010, at an international convention of Kite Aerial Photographers, which met in The Netherlands.

Location

Europe / Netherlands

Lat: 51° 52' 57.36" N
Long: 4° 38' 29.04" E

Elevation: -2m, 45m AGL

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

Nikon 8400 with FC-E9 Lens. Homemade camera cradle/rig, triggered by a gentLED intervalometer. Suspended below a Rokkaku Kite with a 6ft/2m span.

This technique produces two hemispheres, and a different workflow in PTGui from the classic ground pano technique. This results in lower resolution BUT impossible angles!

See the rig, how Kite Aerial Photography is achieved, and the workflow.
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