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Stunning 'orbital drone-lapse' footage shot over Greek island

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is stunning stuff:

    Voley, UnderAnOpenSky and Sprocket. like this.
  2. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Wishing I was back behind bars...

  3. 2hats


    Fun to watch, but just time-lapse drone photography (comment about low Earth orbit added for artistic/dramatic effect and also technically incorrect).
    NoXion and Enviro like this.
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Dunno about anyone else but I feel giddy after watching that.
  5. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Very nice video, but flying in circles above the ground is not orbiting in this case.
  6. 2hats


    It might be orbiting a focal point on the surface of the Earth within a disc of a given depth (depending on how it is flown).

    It is not in low Earth orbit though. Orbital dynamics, which describe low Earth orbit, ceases around 110km altitude, below which point air drag dominates and trajectories are ballistic arcs or powered/lighter-than-air flight.
  7. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Too many Michael Bay camera swirls for my old belly to handle :(

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