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Pure Concentration Despite Gorgeous View

James Gentles

San Ciprianu Beach, Corsica

Holiday Homes on the East Coast of this Mediterranean Island, France

15th July 2006, 09:01 local

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Dispite being a "holiday town" San Ciprianu manages to maintain some of the French Charm of this Mediterranean Island,

Corsica is located south of France and west of Italy, the most northerly "large" island in the Mediterranean.

From this coastal vantage the charms of the island's sandy beaches, small villages, and it's mountainous interior can be seen.
Camera Remote Triggered by http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentled/auto.htm


Europe / France

Lat: 41° 38' 6" N
Long: 9° 20' 46" E

Elevation: ~50m

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Nikon 8400 with FC-E9 Fisheye, mounted in a special flight cradle (called a 'rig'). Suspended from a KAPilot kite - specially designed for stability. Camera triggered by an external intervalometer - gentLED AUTO.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
This image was taken using Kite Aerial Photography (KAP), where a kite is used to obtain unusual angles on the subject.

The camera is mounted in a special rig. http://www.gentles.info/KAP/Rigs/index.htm?item=7 and hung from the kite line below a kite specially designed for stability.

Even in the smoothest winds the camera is constantly moving so the finer details of "nodal points" have to be left behind on the ground. The image obtained is a full hemisphere, which normally has an uninterrupted horizon. This image is combined with a "stock" sky to form the final panorama. http://www.gentles.info/KAP/Gallery/Panotechnique/index.htm

In this case the sky is from Scotland. Where possible a sky shot is taken at the same location, but with obstructions on the horizon this isn't always possible.

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