Friday, September 1, 2017

In the pre-drone era


Things were more primitive way back in 2010 when I took these pictures.
Before drones came into popular use, people used small helium balloons! 

Enlarge the photo with a few clicks and you will see the cables attached to the suspended camera.

Apparently the archaeologists and/or the architects and engineers needed aerial photography of this exciting and welcome new National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel.  
Back then the construction was just beginning; now it is almost completed. 

Our City Daily Photo bloggers group has our monthly Theme Day today.
The subject is Photographing the Photographer.
In my post you'll just have to imagine the photographer, down on earth holding the tether. 
(Linking also to SkyWatch Friday.)


Spare Parts and Pics said...

You know technology is changing quickly when 2010 is considered "way back"!! Cool sky shots.

Jim said...


Tara R. said...

The first shot is deceptive, the balloon looks much bigger. Nice capture.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Not THAT long ago!

Sandi said...

I think I prefer this to those tiny little buzzing drones. No one can surprise you with a giant helium balloon! :-)

RedPat said...

Probably the most unique entry in this theme! Good one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Pat, unique and exactly what I would expect from you Dina, you live in an incredible and fascinating environment ✨

William Kendall said...

Cool shots!

Alice said...

You are so very lucky to live in a special place Dina