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  • Bryan
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    Great Wall Aerial Photos

    Before good satellite images of China were available, I used to spend a lot of time looking for aerial photos of the Great Wall. They were not easy to find. Here are a few of the ones that I did find. I tried to take a few of my own with little success. Commercial airlines don't fly very low over the Great Wall. I hope other members that have any aerial photos will post them here.


    Near Huangtulingguan in Qinhuangdao, Hebei


    Huangyaguan




    Jiankou


    Jinshanling


    Juyongguan


    Aerial photo of Old Dragon's Head near Shanhaiguan


    Aerial photo of Old Dragon's Head near Shanhaiguan


    Simatai
    Last edited by Michael; 08-02-2011, 10:25 PM.

  • Morneau
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    Truly breathtaking pics. Especially the older ones. They seem more special.

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  • BKD
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    Does anyone here use drones for photography or interested in using a drone for Great Wall aerial footage? This is something that I have been interested in doing and it would be great if there are other interested parties that either already have experience with drone photography or are interested in this endeavor.

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  • bianfuxia
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    Re: Great Wall Aerial Photos

    Friday was extremely smoggy which was a shame because I happened to fly right along the central section of Beijing wall from Longquanyu all the way to Mutianyu.

    Main thing I learned, to my dismay, is there has been yet more poor restoration of that section. All the way from Xishuiyu west to Longquanyu was rebuilt earlier this year. The evidence is on GE.

    These have been manipulated heavily so you can actually see the wall.

    1. Longquanyu area:


    This is what it looked like before they "restored" it.

    2. Xishuiyu and the wall between there and Huanghuacheng. Must be just a matter of time til they rebuild that.


    3. Huanghuacheng. Yes, it was hella smoggy. That airliner is flying right over the Huanghuacheng Ox-horn. The wall continues east (right) up Jiugongshan.



    4. Moshikou - Beijing Knot. If you know what you're looking at you will identify Moshikou in center frame. The high point is the Little Beijing Knot and the droop-side spur runs down (to the center bottom of frame). Center right is the Beijing Knot, and top right is Jiuyanlou. The white blob top right is the recently vandalised, I mean, "restored", fort just west of 9 Eye.



    5. Jiankou ridge and Mutianyu


    Sorry it was so smoggy - as though I could do anything about that! Hopefully one day I'll have a clear day, a window, and a similar route!

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  • bianfuxia
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    Re: Great Wall Aerial Photos

    Watch out if you're operating drones!

    Multiple employees at a Chinese drone company have landed in hot water after flying an unmanned aircraft over a Beijing suburb, sparking an air force hunt for the unidentified aerial intruder, according to local media.
    ...
    Air defense radar detected the drone

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  • donaldmiggs
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    Re: Great Wall Aerial Photos

    it

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  • Lhasaguy
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    Re: Aerial view of Badaling Great Wall!

    Great Wall of China • 360

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  • Lhasaguy
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    Re: Aerial view of Badaling Great Wall!

    Aerial views of great wall using a model aircraft. Youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UBeSRkuEW4

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  • Lhasaguy
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    Aerial view of Badaling Great Wall!

    Link--

    http://dcbbs.zol.com.cn/2/34019_16277.html

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  • chinoook
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    Re: Great Wall Aerial Photos

    Originally posted by Bryan View Post
    It would be a great way to explore the military area at Gubeikou.
    I could do that. I already have some experience with the Chinese military and how to get arrested ...



    -chinoook

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  • Bryan
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    Re: Great Wall Aerial Photos

    It would be a great way to explore the military area at Gubeikou.

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  • bianfuxia
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    Only if they catch you.

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  • chinoook
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    Isn't it a violation to many Chinese laws to take aerial shots anywhere in China?


    -chinoook

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  • Gatelli
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    fpv = first person view, it's subjective. There's a camera on the drone, you catch the video signal by radio inside your googles... It's like you're onboard...

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  • bianfuxia
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    fantastic video. What are fpv goggles btw?

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