Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sunday shout-out: weather balloon photography


Photo by Meteotek08 on Flickr

If you like aerial photography from airplanes, check this out: last week, four students and a teacher from IES La Bisbal School in Catalonia captured some stunning photos from over 30,000 meters up (that's about 100,000 feet). News of this came out while I was out of town, but it's too cool not to post about. 

All photos here are from the group's Flickr page. Their blog is here. It's in Catalan, but they embedded a Google Translate widget that, while not perfect, gets most ideas across in English. 


Their camera, a modified Nikon Coolpix, survived the trip, including temperatures below -65 degrees Fahrenheit (-54 C). 


Group members with the balloon before launch. 


Looking straight down. 




Looking out. 


The real path the balloon took is in red and its theoretical path is in yellow. 

Nicely done, guys!

2 comments:

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