After a loooong time – spent mainly resting after the phenomenal experience of organising the International Kite Festival IKF Slovenia 2022 in Murska Sobota – we went back to our beloved Ljubljana Marshes. We wanted to get back into the KAP game, to check out the behaviour of a new delta (called Cindy in honour of Mrs Lauper-Thornton) and especially to test a new camera: an Insta360.
As the area near the village of Ig is a prime archaeological site – there are remains of four distinct prehistoric pile dwellings here, now part of the UNESCO world heritage site Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps – we lofted the Pentax IR mod camera for some kite aerial reconnaissance, and our regular Canon A810 to check it out.
The near-infrared check did not reveal much, and the top-down shots by the Canon were just like all of those we did before, so we were expecting a lot from the Insta360 …
… and it performed.
After some fun with the camera smartphone app – damn technology! – the little big machine was in the air and shooting away at the Marshes … the incredible angle of view, the Leica lens, the one inch sensor … The views through this incredible eye in the sky are truly amazing:
All in all, the Insta360 camera proved to be a great KAP asset. The image quality is great, the wide angle of view is perfect for both lower-level, precision shots of smaller targets, and for expansive views from high above. Looking forward to doing more KAP sessions with it! 🙂