Kite cameras offer special viewpoint

Hey Cris Benton’s in the news in an article on the San Jose Mercury News. The article discusses Kite Aerial Photography origins and the modern day uses for scientific study.

Only problem is you have to sign up to read the article..

Cris Benton’s boyhood kites wouldn’t fly far or long before trees and telephone poles mangled them.

No big loss. They were just paper and wood.

He’s much more careful raising his kites these days. The high-flying, tough nylon and carbon fiber poles carry his digital cameras, along with his hopes of exposing people to a new point of view to understand and enjoy the landscapes around them.

Benton, a UC-Berkeley architectural professor, is part of the re-emergence of kite-assisted photography, which uses cameras attached to kite lines.

MercuryNews.com | 11/06/2005 | Kite cameras offer special viewpoint

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