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|Description ||Rispain Camp, a Kite Aerial Photograph taken close to the end of the day, this view is from the east.|
16 September 2010 @ 6.10pm
| Beautifully captured Hamish - is that a rare sighting of the kite pilot, far right?|
|h fenton |
| You must have some good eyesight PAB, I often appear in aerial photos, I have flown the camera a couple of hundred times this year, most places are not applicable to the Megalithic Portal so it is only occasionally that you will see me flying the kite. |
At this location I am fairly restricted to as to where I can fly from - the site and the farm track. so that basically means that I have to fly the with the camera either looking straight back down the kite line or slightly to one side - as you see here. looking back down the line with the camera it is slightly easier to judge from the ground where the camera is actually pointing.
| Thanks Hamish - it was the kite line that I had noticed. Can I ask roughly how many images you will have taken at this site to get this gem?|
|h fenton |
| I took 98 images over the course of 16 minutes and I left the kite+camera in the air while I had a wander around the site taking a few ground based photos. |
98 images in total
26 show the whole site (which was what I was wanting) - ten of these I am pleased with.
22 are from when I was walking around the site and bringing the kite down.
18 further pictures from sending the kite up and bringing down to check exposure/composition.
the rest of the pictures where from when the camera was in the air and not on target/swinging around.
A particular difficulty with flying at this location was because the sun was so low in the sky and the camera is shooting towards the sun - lens flare is a problem on many of the images. On this particular image there is a little bit of flare, but unless I point out where it is you are unlikely to notice it.
Experience and being able to visualise what the camera should be seeing probably counts for a fair part of getting this photograph.
|h fenton |
| The image above has been cropped very slightly, but what you see is pretty much the full frame.|
| Thanks for the information Hamish - and I have problems just getting a kite to fly at all!|
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