Aerial photos with a difference

It brings a whole new meaning to aerial photography.

A young woman decided on an unusual way of taking a few aerial pictures of her house, only to unexpectedly end up shooting 1,000 photos of a wide range of countryside.

Janet Newenham wanted to photograph her home in Carrigaline, so last Thursday she decided to attach her €300 GoPro camera to 23 balloons.

All went according to plan as Janet and some cousins slowly let the rope out attached to homemade contraption and the camera rose higher, taking what she hoped would awesome shots of her property.

“Then a gust of wind yanked the whole masterpiece, the twine snapped. We watched as my amazing camera — my pride and joy, my most treasured possession — glided quickly up into the clear blue sky.”

She put out twitter alerts and had “totally given up hope” until somebody living in Innishannon said they’d found the camera.

“I set the camera to take a picture every two seconds. When I got it back it had taken 1,000 photos and some of them were truly amazing. I had some fantastic shots over Carrigaline. I didn’t think I’d ever see the camera again, so I wrote on my blog about losing €300 in three seconds,” Janet said.


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