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6Aug/103

Kite Photography

Tom and I took a quick break after work today to try lofting my Canon camera up in the air. We used the Picavet that Tom constructed, and ran a simple uBASIC script that just took a snapshot every five seconds. We shot a total of about 120 shots, about one fourth of which were reasonably acceptable. We sent the camera up about three times with the camera adjusted three ways: the best seemed to be where the camera was adjusted to aim slightly down, below the horizon.
Check out the photos linked on Picasa below.

Pictures of my first attempt at kite photography

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  1. Mark,

    Looks like a bit of fun. How big was the kite?

    Regards,
    Alan

  2. Well done guys, look like you had a lot of fun.

  3. Why not just use a simple 5M pixel mobile phone set to video mode on record or to another cell phone.
    Take the call on a laptop and record it.


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