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spyboy
06-17-2008, 03:07 PM
I did my part for the environment..

I paddled from Meredith down to Weirs Beach, then walked up to the street and took some pictures of the motorcycles (Bike Week)

Made it back just in time too, when I got home, major thunder & lightning storm for a while.

http://snipurl.com/2jznf

Caffeine Addict
06-17-2008, 03:48 PM
thanks for doing your part and for taking pics :cool:

Brad
06-18-2008, 06:30 AM
Did the WeirsCam catch you in the act?

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/weirscam/index.shtml

spyboy
06-18-2008, 08:55 AM
D'oh! Forogt about that.

I would have been on this one

http://anchormarine.net/cam/

But they don't keep all their previous images :(

I was thinking about getting a cellular broadband service, so I could stream a live webcam complete with gps coords that update on a google map, as I paddle around. It'd be fun, but not sure it's worth $60/month for people to watch me flounder around on the water, ha!

Kirk

Brad
06-18-2008, 11:18 AM
Gee, I could do that from my car since I am online all the time I am driving.

Patrad Fischroy
06-18-2008, 01:08 PM
What, no panoramics from the Kayak? I am disappointed :rolleyes:

spyboy
06-18-2008, 06:56 PM
I had a few multi shot panos, but no 360 degree ones, it's too wobbly in the kayak, and I'm not bringing my "good" camera out, I just use my waterproof point & shoot.

spyboy
06-18-2008, 08:49 PM
Here's a pano I took today...

http://kmembrydesign.com/bikeweek.html

Kirk

Brad
06-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Very nice for a point and shoot.

spyboy
06-18-2008, 10:13 PM
The motorcycle shot from the tower isn't a point & shoot, it was with my good camera/tripod.

I went back to Weirs Beach today (took the train from Meredith so I didn't have to deal with parking/driving/waiting in traffic)


Very nice for a point and shoot.

Patrad Fischroy
06-19-2008, 08:42 AM
Try a Pelican Case, it's waterproof, airtight, and depending on how much you put in it, it floats as well. I was kidding about the pano from the kayak. Imagining the camera on a tripod on the water with you fussing and moving around to stay out of the picture was just too funny.
Bike week seems to be a much more civil event now than in the 70's when I last was there.

mtruman
06-19-2008, 09:46 PM
Looks like it was an excellent paddle. Really makes me want to get the kayaks out this weekend. The pano of Bike Week is great too. Can't get over these every time I look at them. The up/down views just don't seem possible.

A question: what method do you use to geo-tag the photos in Picassa? Is it all manual or do you do a camera/GPS time sync?

spyboy
06-19-2008, 09:50 PM
When I use my point & shoot, I have to marry up the data with a program called RoboGeo (www.robogeo.com)

But, with my Canon 40D, I have a grip that I can attach a usb cable from my gps to, so it writes the geocoded data directly into the EXIF on the images as they're taken.

Kirk

Brad
06-20-2008, 04:57 AM
See? Toy Man.

mtruman
06-20-2008, 02:53 PM
When I use my point & shoot, I have to marry up the data with a program called RoboGeo (www.robogeo.com (http://www.robogeo.com))

But, with my Canon 40D, I have a grip that I can attach a usb cable from my gps to, so it writes the geocoded data directly into the EXIF on the images as they're taken.

Kirk

Great solutions. Looks like RoboGEO is worth a try since the "40D USB to GPS grip" is out for me :(.

And I agree with Brad - Toy Man indeed! :cool: Not that this is bad thing in any way mind you...

spyboy
06-20-2008, 05:56 PM
It's a catch 22...I have tons of gadgets, 'cause I'm single, but I'm single 'cause I have tons of gadgets :(

Brad
06-20-2008, 06:58 PM
Ok, Toy Man. Let me ask you a question.

If you needed to take a picture from way up in the air - with you standing on the ground - and your truck is handy - how high (with your toys) could your camera be to take a picture?

spyboy
06-20-2008, 09:02 PM
50 feet max

Brad
06-21-2008, 06:42 AM
50 feet max
See? What did I tell you? The Toy Man for sure!

mtruman
06-21-2008, 07:23 AM
50 feet max

Only 50ft?!?! I would have assumed that you would either have a remote controlled camera helicopter or a helium camera balloon. Now if you connected these to your pano setup.... :rolleyes:

spyboy
06-21-2008, 07:51 AM
I looked into the rc helis but too much money and too high a risk for disaster.


Only 50ft?!?! I would have assumed that you would either have a remote controlled camera helicopter or a helium camera balloon. Now if you connected these to your pano setup.... :rolleyes:

Brad
06-21-2008, 09:12 PM
Can you imagine an expensive camera on top of a 50 foot mast? Not my camera.

RI Swamp Yankee
06-21-2008, 09:12 PM
How about a 1 1/2 pound remote control airplane?

http://www.bousquetaerials.com/

Brad
06-22-2008, 06:24 AM
Interesting approach. I can see how they can control the airplane and take pictures. How do they know what the on board camera is seeing?

RI Swamp Yankee
06-23-2008, 11:07 PM
Don Bousquet knows the area well but I think most is luck. Snap a few and see what you got!