Thin Blue Line (The Earth from Space)

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    This is a photo stitch from footage obtained by a weather balloon sent up to near space by Chris Rose and Alex Baker. The shot is from around 35km up, and is taken over mainland UK. Balloon was launched on 17th December and had a flight time of 2hrs 50mins. A video of the build and flight is available on Youtube here:
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    1. (Frédéric Diebold) 71 months ago | reply

      Your picture and the way you took it is simply magic !

      I also share HotShot/QS's opinion as a geologist :-)

    2. naizmene 71 months ago | reply

      Great work!

    3. Vykhodtsev Andrei 71 months ago | reply

      what's happen with second camera?

    4. m.ramsch 71 months ago | reply

      Being located in Germany, I can't watch the Youtube video because of "content by UMG". :(
      Any other source for this video?
      Ciao, Martin

    5. genkis_pt 71 months ago | reply

      use a proxy or hotspot shield

    6. ouistitis 71 months ago | reply

      I have seen the video, bravo, it's a great idea !
      I wonder how you managed to retrieve the material, because it could have landed anywhere.
      Thank you for sharing.
      NB : I have a Sony Cybershot too (but the DSC-W310).

    7. shedonwannaneal 71 months ago | reply

      You guys are a testament to the human spirit! I love the video, and this photo is equally remarkable.

    8. goodzilla87 71 months ago | reply

      It is an inspiring work, bravo!

    9. Steve is the Coolest 70 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. Saw your inspiring video on You Tube. Keep it going lads. Top stuff!

    10. CarnetsDeTraverse 70 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful project... Congrats !!!! Makes me wish to realize something great, too.

    11. pashajb 69 months ago | reply

      Great work! Guys!!

    12. Feargus2 68 months ago | reply

      Very impressive. Hats off to those with a bit of imagination.

    13. Mr.Kosa 64 months ago | reply

      Please tell me about The camera you are used for this Amazing Panoramic Shot
      and you can tell me about all tools for this Project

    14. andzy_inside 63 months ago | reply

      simply awesome!!:)
      thanks for sharing!

    15. donliddard 59 months ago | reply

      the You tube video is good as well

    16. Karsten Klawitter 59 months ago | reply

      Wow. This is amazing, and inspiring. Makes me want to build a balloon!

    17. Punkmati 59 months ago | reply

      wow! congrats! hey, which cameras did you use for the project?

    18. manlay2010 55 months ago | reply

      one of the most incredible experiments i've ever seen!

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