Hanging a Nokia Cameraphone from a kite in Blackheath

Last weekend, we tied an old mobile phone to a kite, and flew it on Blackheath!  Have a look at the youtube video above!

Hanging a Nokia mobile phone from a kite in Blackheath

This is something that I’ve wanted to try for about 10 years, but never had a camera that should shoot video, could take photos on a timer, or one that I wasn’t scared about dropping from a great height.

The results are not that wonderful, and certainly not a patch on this guy’s attempt.  But he had a much fancier cameraphone than mine, and gaffer tape, whilst we had to make do with elastic bands to hold the phone!

I think I need to try making a Picavet Suspension… Then maybe I can take Blackheath’s equivalent of this photo

San Francisco in ruin Kite aerial photo from wikipedia

Without the devastating earthquake beforehand, obviously (photo from 1906 in wikipedia)


Filed under blackheath, photography, things to do

6 responses to “Hanging a Nokia Cameraphone from a kite in Blackheath

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  2. Jeepers! Made me feel incredibly sea sick just watching. Brilliant idea all the same, and I can’t think of a better place to try it out.

  3. Absolutely marvellous!
    I love this kind of thing. I wanted to do something similar but settled on taping a camera to a long pole and waving it about…

    See also Michael Snow’s “Northern Region” all 3 hours of it…

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