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    Birds Eye Landscapes

    This is a very impressive video from a camera carried high above a mountainous Wyoming landscape by an Radio Controlled plane. Just think of the possibilities for a plane carrying a controlled still camera to conduct aerial landscape photography:


    Here is the referenced Blog "The Cirque of the Towers" ( Includes more video )
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    Re: Birds Eye Landscapes

    Interesting video Steaphany. I've seen real estate people taking photos of houses using a balloon before. Getting a stable shot from the model plane could be difficult. An rc helicopter might be better.

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    Re: Birds Eye Landscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Getting a stable shot from the model plane could be difficult. An rc helicopter might be better.
    Dave,

    In the thin air of high elevations, a helicopter can loose lift. The situation can even occur at lower elevations when the temperatures are high, this is a problem for the military operating in the middle East with their equipment.

    One thing to remember, and you'll know it if your ever explored flight, the part of the terrain that is Not moving is exactly where the plane is heading. A camera pointed in the direction of flight would have the most stable view irregardless of velocity. A landscape would have a wide field of view with would also help stabilize the image.

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