Photographer’s Profile

James Gentles
James Gentles
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

A native of Scotland, I've been interested in Aerial Photography since 2002, and VR since 2004. Combining the two gets some unusual shots, so I try and fly for the WWP, falling back on ground-based shots if the weather won't cooperate!

The personal photograph above was taken from my kite aerial photography system in near freezing air-temperatures. I'm flying the kite with my right hand and taking the picture with my left.

This is great fun! Combining photography with flying kites, as well as all the technology required to get the aerial pictures and post-process them is a great challenge, but all worthwhile when you see peoples' reaction to what VR can achieve.

20 years on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have changed photography like this forever, but I continue to use kites, in memory of all those who have used kites right back to 1887.

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wwp623 | Museum

Bosta Iron Age House, Great Bernera,

Isle of Lewis , Outer Hebrides

8th June 2023, 11am

wwp323 | Tall

Height v Tall. A tryst on tripods and datums...

A tall tale in the back garden

Timelapsed between December 2022 and March 2023

wwp1222 | Best Of 2022

The Centenary Bridges

Queensferry, Firth of Forth, Scotland.

April 29th 2022, 16:55 U

wwp922 | Climate Change

Red Moss Carbon Capture Facility

Balerno, Edinburgh

August 18 2022, 11:55 local, 10:55U

wwp622 | Humanity

Small is better: Humanity is in the village.

Portmahomack, near Tain, Scotland.

June 23rd 14:22 GMT+1

wwp322 | Shape

The Shape of Colour

Inside the Colour Cube


wwp1221 | Best Of 2021

Back to the dawn of powered flight

Congleton Gardens, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

17th November 2021 11:59 U

wwp921 | Set

Building a Sopwith Strutter, from scratch, not a model, not a mock-up, this plane is SET to fly

Congalton Gardens, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Wednesday 18th August 2021, around 1305 BST

wwp621 | History (revisited)

The ruins of Vallay House

Vallay Tidal Island, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

26th June 14:51 BST

wwp321 | Rise

Rise and sing, inside the Church Organ

Blackhall St. Columba's Chhurch of Scotland, Blackhall, Edinburgh

March 27th 2021, around 14:00 U

wwp1220 | Best Of 2020

Completed Church Refurbishment.

Blackhall St. Columba's Chhurch of Scotland, Blackhall, Edinburgh

Thursday 29th October 11:50 U

wwp920 | Revisited: Transportation

Fragile glass projector screen transported into position...

Blackhall St. Columba's Chhurch of Scotland, Blackhall, Edinburgh

Tuesday 18th August 2020 08:40U

wwp620 | Confinement

How did something this big get confined in this space?

Blackhall St. Columba's Chhurch of Scotland, Blackhall, Edinburgh

Monday 15th June 2020 09:09 U

wwp320 | Change

The Great Polish Map of Scotland

Barony Hotel, Eddleston, near Peeblles

9th January 2020 around 14:00U

wwp1219 | Best Of 2019

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Center

Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK

August 13th 2019, 19:00local 18:00U

wwp919 | Continuity

Over the Sea to Skye...

Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin

August 15th 2019, 11:04 U, 12:04 local

wwp619 | Revival

Northton Temple (Rubh' an Teampaill) Revival or Reformation

Northton, South Harris, Outer Hebrides

22nd June 2019, around 16:00 BST 15:00 U

wwp319 | Confusion

Confusion in Vintage Photographer's Studio

Confusion in space and time...

Confusion between the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 21st century

wwp1218 | Best Of 2018

Bucket List Airport

Barra Airport, Outer Hebrides, Scotnad UK

28th June 2018: 16:34local, 15::34U

wwp918 | Rain

Kisimul , the "Castle in the Sea"

Castlebay, Island of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Western Isles of Scotland

June 24th 2018, 16:10 local 15:10 U

wwp618 | Summer/Winter

Double Header crosses the Avon Viaduct - Summer is here!

Bo'ness & Kinneil Heritage Railway, Central Scotland

May 6th 2018, 14:32 local 13:32 U

wwp318 | Once Upon A Time

... I used to work here...

South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, on the Firth of Forth

February, 23rd, 2016, 15:55 U

wwp1217 | Best Of 2017

Bun Abhainn Eadarra Whaling Station

North Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK

June 28th 2017 15:09 GMT+1

wwp617 | Glass

St. Colm's Abbey, Inchcolm Island

Firth of Forth Estuary, near Edinburgh, Scotland

11th May 2017, 12:34 U 13:34 local

wwp317 | Concrete

Pontcysyllte Basin and Aqueduct, Llangollen Canal.

Pontcysyllte, nr Wrexham, North Wales

March 29th 2017. ~14:00 BST, ~13:00 U

wwp1216 | Best Of 2016

Pigeon Point Light Station

Californian Pacific Coast, United States

16th May, 1831 U, 10:31 local

wwp916 | Numbers

Arriving in Village Bay, St Kilda

Islands on the edge, the western-most point in Scotland

4th July 2016, 10:33 BST 09:33U

wwp616 | Unique

Disused Navy Accommodation Block

Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, California

Friday 20th May, 22:06U 15:06PST

wwp316 | Travel

Black Head Light and The Burren

County Clare, West Coast of Ireland

Tuesday 15th March, 11:31 U

wwp1215 | Best Of 2015

Lochranza Castle

Lochranza Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

10th June 2015, 13:45U 14:45BST

wwp915 | Peace

Fair Isle Harbour, Shetland Islands

The remotest inhabited island in the British Isles

9th September 2015, 17:10 local 16:10 U

wwp615 | New

New Use for Old Land...

Alnwickhill Water Treatment Works, Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

9th April 2015, 14:16

wwp315 | Weather / Climate

Ponta do Rosto

Madeira Island, Portugal

5th March 2015, 12:30 U

wwp1214 | Best of 2014

Donaldson's College

West Coates, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

March 24th 2014, 11:36 U

wwp914 | Ruins

Crichton Castle

near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Wednesday 10th September 2014, 13:59 U, 14:59 local

wwp614 | Work

Time to Move On, After 5 Years

Former Hp/Agilent Technology Site, South Queensferry, Scotland, UK

Tuesday 24th June 2014, around 15:00

wwp314 | Decade

10 Years of Kite Aerial Panoramas

Outside the Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

20th March 2014, 14:30 U

wwp1213 | Best of 2013

125 years of Kite Photography Celebrated

Where it all Started, Near Lautrec, France

October 23rd 2013, 13:23U

wwp913 | Mortality

Teampall na Triannaid (Trinity Temple)

Cairinis, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Friday 20th September 19:00 local 18:00U

wwp613 | Machines

Kinloch Castle

Isle of Rum, Small Isles, Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Sunday 23rd June, 13:05 local, 12:05 U

wwp313 | Scale

Seahouses Harbour

Northumberland, on England's north east coast, UK

Sunday, 17 March 2013, 11:34U

wwp1212 | Best Of 2012

Broch of Gurness

Mainland Orkney, Scotland, UK

September 9th 2012, 13:15local 12:15U

wwp912 | Necessity

Stones of Stenness

Mainland Orkney, Scotland, UK

September 17th 2012, 12:08BST, 11:08U

wwp612 | Heritage

Royal Palace of the Stewart Kings

Linlithgow, Scotland, UK

June 20th 12:09 BST, 11:09 U,

wwp312 | Paths

To Bamburgh Beach

Northumberland Coast, England, UK

March 22, 2012, 14:22 UTC (and local)

wwp2012 | Culture

Castillo de San Gabriel,

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Islas Canarias, Spain

23rd April 2013, 14:49U

wwp2012 | Culture

Jameos del Agua

Lanzarote, Islas Canarias, Spain

27th April 2013

wwp2012 | Culture

Ring of Brodgar

At the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Scotland, UK

12th September 2012

wwp2012 | Culture

Skara Brae

Bay of Skaill, Neolithic Orkney, Scotland, UK

September 12th 2012, 10:01local (9:01U)

wwp2012 | Culture

Is Culture Big or Small?

Port Mor, Isle of Muck, Scotland, UK

21st May 2012, 14:05 U 15:05 local

wwp2012 | Culture

Culture or Heritage?

Blackness Castle, Firth of Forth, Central Scotland, UK

Feburary 26, 2012, 14:58 UTC (and local)

wwp2012 | Culture

Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

March 5, 2012, 14:32 UTC (and local)

wwp1211 | Best Of 2011

Forth Road Bridge, South Tower

South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

June 15, 2011, 16:08 local

wwp911 | History

Broughty Castle

Broughty Ferrry, near Dundee, Scotland, UK

September 19, 2011, 11:53 local time (10:53 UT)

wwp611 | Family

School Family

Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Monday, June 20, 2011, 19:46 local, 18:46 U

wwp311 | Limits

Charlestown Harbour

Forgotten harbour on Fife's southwest coast, Scotland, UK

March 18, 2011, 14:30 UTC (local)

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Where the Trees Meet the Sea...

Limekilns Village, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, UK

July 31st 2012, 14:50local (13:50U)

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Woman in the Woods

Binscarth Wood, Orkney Mainland, Scotland, UK

19th September, 11:57BST, 10:57U

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Christmas Trees

Easter Dalmeny Farm, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

December 17, 2011, 12:02 UTC

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Almondell Country Park

East Calder, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

September 5, 2011, 9:43 local (8:43 UT)

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Scotland — How it used to be?

Beecraigs, near Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 09:59 local 10:59 U

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Dunmore Pineapple

near Airth, by Falkirk, Scotland, UK

February 26, 2011, 15:58 UTC (local)

wwp1210 | Best Of 2010

Wind Power Subject, Wind Power Camera

Kinderdijk World Heritage Site, The Netherlands

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

wwp910 | Crossroads

Lin's Mill Aqueduct

near Ratho, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

September 18, 2010, 13:36 local, 12:36 U

wwp610 | Forgotten Places

Shale Oil Waste Bing

Philpstoun, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

June 20, 2010, 15:28 U (16:28 local)

wwp310 | Food

Fairniehill Farm

near Philpstoun, West Lothian, Scotland

March 19, 2010, 13:51 UTC

wwp1209 | Best Of 2009

Los Hervideros (Boiling Waters)

Lanzarote, Islas Canarias, España

February 19, 2009, 14:51 UTC (15:51 local)

wwp909 | Performing Arts

Beautiful Game, Dream Stadium

Falkirk, Central Scotland

Sunday September, 20, 2009, 12:24 UTC (13:24 local)

wwp609 | Time

...to move on!

South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

Friday, June 19, 2009, 14:50 U

wwp309 | Diversity

Blackness Boat Club

Blackness Village, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK

March 18, 2009, 11:46 UT

wwp1208 | Best Of 2008

Berck Kite Festival

Berck-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais, France

April 7, 2008, 10:27 CET

wwp908 | Color

Pittenweem Harbour

East Neuk of Fife, Scotland, UK

20th September 2008, 14:28U

wwp608 | Elevation

Cairnpapple Prehistoric Burial Site

Bathgate Hills, near Torphichen, Central Scotland, UK

19th June, 15:30U

wwp308 | Beginnings

Ballintoy Harbour

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

22nd March 2008, 16:01 U

wwp108 | Wrinkle Tribute

At Home

Sunrise, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

22nd December 2007, 0925 U

wwp1207 | Best of 2007

Penang Fishermen

Penang Island, Malaysia

2nd December 2007, 06:54 U (14:54 local)

wwp907 | Sustenance

Spiritual Sustenance

Nendrum Monastry, Mahee Island, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, UK

September 19th, 13:34U

wwp607 | Community

Village in the City

Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

15th June 2007 around 16:00

wwp307 | Atmosphere

Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

March 20th, 13:21 U

wwp1206 | Best of 2006

San Ciprianu Beach, Corsica

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

15th July 2006, 09:01 local

wwp906 | Transportation

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

West Lothian, Scotland, UK

22nd September 2006 around 13:25

wwp606 | Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

June 23rd 2006, 14:05

wwp306 | Borders

The Firth of Forth at Queensferry

Queensferry, Scotland, UK

21st March 2006, 13:25

wwp1205 | Best of 2005

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau, south of Paris, France

24th November 2005

wwp905 | Energy

Kincardine Pylons

Central Scotland, UK

21 Sept 2005, 11:45 BST, 10:45 U

wwp605 | Water

The Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk, Scotland, UK

20th June 2005, 11:58:55 UTC

wwp305 | Marketplace

Hello World! My First Aerial Panorama.

Craigmiller Castle, Edinburgh

29th January 2005

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