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Best Of 2010

(January 1st - December 30th, 2010)

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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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.

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.

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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