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(March 19-23, 2008)

Christopher Glick

Showa Kinen Park / 昭和記念公園

James Gentles

Ballintoy Harbour

Secluded Harbour on the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland, UK

22nd March 2008, 16:01 U

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Once a busy little village harbour, this area fell into disuse with a move to bigger fishing vessels and the closure of the lime kilns & local quarry some time ago.

In recent times the harbour has been re-born. With a refurbishment of the harbour itself, it is now an infrequent haven for small boats and a popular tourist starting point for walks along the coast which has many hidden coves, caves, and rock formations.

Out to sea Sheep Island can be seen with the larger Rathlin Island in the distance behind. On land the remains of the Lime Kilns can still be seen, along with the harbour office, now a welcoming tea-room.

A more recent addition is the first house on the left as the road climbs out of the harbour, Bendhu, the art-deco creation of Newton Penprase. The idea of a house designed by an artist's creativity over a lifetime doesn't meet society's needs for building control, but this unique structure has become accepted as another part of the harbour.
http://www.northantrim.com/ballintoyharbour.htm http://www.northantrim.com/NewtonPenprase.htm

Europe / UK-Northern Ireland

Lat: 55° 14' 41.3" N
Long: 7° 23' 6.5" W

Elevation: ground 0m, camera 30m

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Nikon 8400 with FC-E9 Lens. Home-made camera cradle / rig, triggered by a gentLED intervalometer. Suspended below a mini-KAPilot kite approximately 16ft^2 area.

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 at http://www.gentles.info/KAP/Rigs/index.htm?item=7 how Kite Aerial Photography is achieved at http://www.gentles.info/KAP/Overview/index.htm and the workflow at http://www.gentles.info/KAP/Gallery/Panotechnique/index.htm

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