Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Ever fancied taking photographs from space? One of my friends was recently telling me about how he was going to take photos with a camera suspended from a kite… but this takes things to a whole other level.
The basic recipe is:
- 1 x small helium weather balloon
- 1 x digital camera with interval shots
- 1 x small parachute, and a GPS tracker
And what do you get (after a whole bunch of attempts)? Something like this…
and even this
You can see even more photos over at the projects homepage. I’m envious – the photos look great – personally I rather like a lot of the pictures as the balloon is passing through the outer parts of the atmosphere.
Thanks to Geekdad and Wired for pointing this out to me.