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'Kite camera' captures bird's eye view of Taj Mahal

By Abdul Nisar

London, Aug 20 (ANI): Ever wondered how the Taj Mahal must look to a bird in the sky? An innovative photographer, who tied his camera to a kite and flew it over the majestic monument, gives you just that - a bird's eye view.

Nicolas Chorier from Pondicherry, India, cast a new light on buildings including the Taj Mahal and Udaipur City Palace.

Chorier makes his kites using siliconised nylon and carbon sticks.

The camera is mounted on a tiny cradle below the kite, and once his kite is in position and flying smoothly, Chorier sends up his camera.

An air-to-ground video link beams live images back to a portable TV screen strapped around the photographer's neck.

A remote can be used to manipulate the camera's position so that he can take desired pictures from various angles.

"From above it's a completely new vision, new perspectives, new ways to understand the landscape and heritage," The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"Every place has something interesting to show from above. The results are full of discovery, showing new perspectives, new shadows," Chorier added.

"Getting so close to subjects is magical, exquisite and thrilling," he added. (ANI)

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