Stones of Stenness
Mainland Orkney, Scotland, UK
September 17th 2012, 12:08BST, 11:08U
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© 2012 James Gentles, All Rights Reserved.
Equipment4 GoPro HERO2 cameras, with a prototype camera cradle/rig, triggered by 4 gentWIRE camera syncronisers. Suspended below a Dan Leigh Cruiser kite with 6ft/2m span.
This technique produces two hemispheres, and a different workflow in PTGui from the classic ground pano technique. This results in extra effort BUT impossible angles!
See the rig, how Kite Aerial Photography is achieved, and the workflow.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was madeThe camera rig taking this panorama was suspended under a kite, the idea was to get high enough to see everything but not so high as to make the monument insignificant.
If you look carefully in the picture you can see the point of opposition, where the sun is directly behind the camera, and in the center is the shadow of the camera rig floating above the monument.