Owego Free Academy Balloon Launch with The Camera’s Eye

The balloon launch at Owego Free Academy is unlike most other events we shoot at The Camera’s Eye – and I love it!

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Middle school students in the Blue Horizons Club collaborate to launch a balloon from the football field. Hosted in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, the project changes each year depending on the students and their goals.

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This year, students included a solar panel, which was used to power a buzzer to help them determine the balloon’s exact spot of impact at the end of its journey.

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This year, the students installed a GPS and a camera with the goal of tracking the balloon and taking pics of themselves….from 100,000 feet. The ultimate selfie 🙂 Check out some of the images from the balloon itself, courtesy of the Blue Horizons Club!

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FW version: 1600 V1.11 FW name:ContourROAM   UPDATE:N UPDATE_FW:N   1RES:P/1 1BR:H 1MIC:30 1SILENT:0 GLOBAL CAMERA NAME:Blue Horizon DT:2015/06/02 10:24:09 FPS:30 CAMERA INFO CUID:1221010104108 USER DATA DATA:ContourROAM Camera DATA STRUCTURE UPDATE Y:YES 	N:NO UPDATE_FW 	Y:YES 	N:NO Format Settings Resolution(RES) 	(A)1920x1080 30fps 	(B)1280x960  30fps 	(C)1280x720  30fps 	(P/#)Still picture 5Mp captured at intervals of 1 picture every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds (where the time is measured from start of picture to start of picture) Bitrate(BR) 	(H)High 	(L)Low Microphone Sensitivity(MIC) 	0 ~ 42dB Silent Mode(SILENT) 	(0)Enable Beeps 	(1)Disable beeps Global Settings Frame Rate(FPS) 	(25)25fps 	(30)30fps Camera name(CAMERA NAME)[up to 20 characters] 	Name entered by user e.g. Jason's Contour Date and Time(DT) 	YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss 	YYYY : 2011 - 2040 	MM : 01 - 12 	DD : 01 - 31 User Data(DATA)[up to 100 characters] 	'User' value in the universal settings section  	where the line contents are simply preserved by the camera.

 

FW version: 1600 V1.11 FW name:ContourROAM   UPDATE:N UPDATE_FW:N   1RES:P/1 1BR:H 1MIC:30 1SILENT:0 	GLOBAL CAMERA NAME:Blue Horizon DT:2015/06/02 10:24:09 FPS:30 	CAMERA INFO CUID:1221010104108 	USER DATA DATA:ContourROAM Camera DATA STRUCTURE UPDATE 	Y:YES 	N:NO UPDATE_FW 	Y:YES 	N:NO Format Settings Resolution(RES) 	(A)1920x1080 30fps 	(B)1280x960  30fps 	(C)1280x720  30fps 	(P/#)Still picture 5Mp captured at intervals of 1 picture every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds (where the time is measured from start of picture to start of picture) Bitrate(BR) 	(H)High 	(L)Low Microphone Sensitivity(MIC) 	0 ~ 42dB Silent Mode(SILENT) 	(0)Enable Beeps 	(1)Disable beeps Global Settings Frame Rate(FPS) 	(25)25fps 	(30)30fps Camera name(CAMERA NAME)[up to 20 characters] 	Name entered by user e.g. Jason's Contour Date and Time(DT) 	YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss 	YYYY : 2011 - 2040 	MM : 01 - 12 	DD : 01 - 31 User Data(DATA)[up to 100 characters] 	'User' value in the universal settings section  	where the line contents are simply preserved by the camera.

FW version: 1600 V1.11 FW name:ContourROAM   UPDATE:N UPDATE_FW:N   1RES:P/1 1BR:H 1MIC:30 1SILENT:0 	GLOBAL CAMERA NAME:Blue Horizon DT:2015/06/02 10:24:09 FPS:30 	CAMERA INFO CUID:1221010104108 	USER DATA DATA:ContourROAM Camera DATA STRUCTURE UPDATE 	Y:YES 	N:NO UPDATE_FW 	Y:YES 	N:NO Format Settings Resolution(RES) 	(A)1920x1080 30fps 	(B)1280x960  30fps 	(C)1280x720  30fps 	(P/#)Still picture 5Mp captured at intervals of 1 picture every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds (where the time is measured from start of picture to start of picture) Bitrate(BR) 	(H)High 	(L)Low Microphone Sensitivity(MIC) 	0 ~ 42dB Silent Mode(SILENT) 	(0)Enable Beeps 	(1)Disable beeps Global Settings Frame Rate(FPS) 	(25)25fps 	(30)30fps Camera name(CAMERA NAME)[up to 20 characters] 	Name entered by user e.g. Jason's Contour Date and Time(DT) 	YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss 	YYYY : 2011 - 2040 	MM : 01 - 12 	DD : 01 - 31 User Data(DATA)[up to 100 characters] 	'User' value in the universal settings section  	where the line contents are simply preserved by the camera.

FW version: 1600 V1.11 FW name:ContourROAM   UPDATE:N UPDATE_FW:N   1RES:P/1 1BR:H 1MIC:30 1SILENT:0 	GLOBAL CAMERA NAME:Blue Horizon DT:2015/06/02 10:24:09 FPS:30 	CAMERA INFO CUID:1221010104108 	USER DATA DATA:ContourROAM Camera DATA STRUCTURE UPDATE 	Y:YES 	N:NO UPDATE_FW 	Y:YES 	N:NO Format Settings Resolution(RES) 	(A)1920x1080 30fps 	(B)1280x960  30fps 	(C)1280x720  30fps 	(P/#)Still picture 5Mp captured at intervals of 1 picture every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds (where the time is measured from start of picture to start of picture) Bitrate(BR) 	(H)High 	(L)Low Microphone Sensitivity(MIC) 	0 ~ 42dB Silent Mode(SILENT) 	(0)Enable Beeps 	(1)Disable beeps Global Settings Frame Rate(FPS) 	(25)25fps 	(30)30fps Camera name(CAMERA NAME)[up to 20 characters] 	Name entered by user e.g. Jason's Contour Date and Time(DT) 	YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss 	YYYY : 2011 - 2040 	MM : 01 - 12 	DD : 01 - 31 User Data(DATA)[up to 100 characters] 	'User' value in the universal settings section  	where the line contents are simply preserved by the camera.

Check out our full gallery of images at The Camera’s Eye proofing page, password “Launch15”. You can see even more photos at OFA’s Picasa album for the event!

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The Camera’s Eye at the Mud Mountain Rock and Run 5K

I was on such a high after shooting the Mud Mountain Rock and Run 5K last month! Time to finally share some photos 🙂

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The Run is crazy, crazy fun….and funny at the same time. You see all kinds of runners – those who take it seriously, those who are there to laugh and maybe avoid some of the nastier obstacles, and a non-competitive group who could walk and have fun!

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The obstacles aren’t impossible, but they are HARD. I was glad to be behind the camera rather than neck high in mud, like some of the runners.

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At the end of the day, it’s an awesome cause. The money raised went to the Family Enrichment Network. All the runners get to wash off with hoses and enjoy some yummy food and great music. There’s a very communal atmosphere, where everyone gathers with friends at picnic tables.

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I get so jazzed by the energy at events like the Mud Mountain Rock and Run, and it’s really when I’m shooting something like this that I’m at my BEST!

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A Basket of Kittens!

The majority of my clients at The Camera’s Eye are human…but I can never resist the chance to take photos of ADORABLE animals!

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These three kittens, about 3-4 weeks old, were found by my good friend Taunya. Her kids are helping take excellent care of them while they find forever homes!

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I adore them all! The little black one is the runt, and I even helped hand-feed him. Hard not to fall in love!11330046_10153373734093428_1880783671656353946_n 11219598_10153373734618428_8635245555882139558_n

We’ve shared these photos on The Camera’s Eye Facebook page, and it looks like all kitties may have been snatched up. Still, it never hurts to spend part of your day looking at photographs of kittens on the Internet, right? 🙂

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