What do you do when you can’t afford a professional rig to snap pictures of earth from above? British space fan Robert Harrison used a helium balloon and a Canon Sure Shot camera fixed in a polystyrene box for the job. Continue reading for one more picture.
He used GPS tracking technology similar to an in-car sat-nav to follow its progress – and an attached radio transmitter to find it when it parachutes back to earth. It took dramatic shots that spanned 1,000 miles of the Earth’s surface, showing the curvature-of the earth.