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The ecology and history of forests and landscapes, and new ways to see these things. High-resolution stitched images of vegetation, including low elevation aerial photography and multispectral imaging. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment. Random stuff here: http://fastie.net/

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Mobius white balance

by cfastie | about 14 hours ago | 0 | 175 views | 1

Above: Wratten 25A Infragram of Hedwigia ciliata taken with a modified Mobius ActionCam and Filte...

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infrared led frosted-globe white-balance


NIR and white balance

by cfastie | 1 day ago | 1 | 153 views | 0

Above: An LED which emits only near infrared light around 850 nm photographed under normal room l...

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infrared led frosted-globe white-balance


Mobius IR conversion

by cfastie | 2 days ago | 2 | 172 views | 2

Above: The Mobius ActionCam opens with two screws. One more set screw and you can expose the IR f...

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Mobius Filter-O-Matic

by cfastie | 6 days ago | 2 | 281 views | 0

To figure out how to get the best plant health images with a Mobius ActionCam, I will remove the ...

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infrared 3D-printing mobius-actioncam infragram



Mobius and NIR

by cfastie | 7 days ago | 1 | 295 views | 1

Above: The Mobius ActionCam (top), one of the earlier "spy" cams (lower), and LEDs for testing. ...

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infrared led frosted-globe histogram


Pierre's plastic Picavet

by cfastie | 9 days ago | 0 | 359 views | 0

I have been positioning the Redstone Rig as an upgrade to the soda bottle rig for holding cameras...

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Picavet vermont KAP kite-mapping


New KAP'n Hook

by cfastie | 12 days ago | 2 | 481 views | 2

I destroyed some more 3D printed parts in the guise of science today. This time I put a spring ba...

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vermont KAP kite-mapping balloon-mapping


KAP'n Hook fail

by cfastie | 26 days ago | 5 | 684 views | 1

Peter Bults of KAPshop generously sent me a message when he saw the 3D printed KAP/BAP rigs I st...

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vermont KAP kite-mapping balloon-mapping



The Redstone Rig is ready

by cfastie | 28 days ago | 2 | 1,040 views | 6

I started designing this aerial photography rig at Christmas when I got access to one of the Make...

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vermont KAP kite-mapping balloon-mapping


3D printed mapping rigs

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 4 | 606 views | 1

Above: Public Lab's MakerBot 3D printer in Vermont has been busy. . At SNOWFEST I introduced som...

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snowfest vermont KAP kite-mapping


SNOWFEST the Movie

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 1 | 341 views | 0

There was some discussion of Blair House on Public Lab regional forums before SNOWFEST, and Laura...

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blair-house snowfest vermont riffle


Mobile cuvette holder

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 3 | 997 views | 1

At SNOWFEST we made great progress on the smartphone spectrometer cuvette holder thanks to Jeff's...

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spectrometer sampling oil-sampling-kit cuvettes



I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

by cfastie | 4 months ago | 0 | 902 views | 3

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good flight.

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balloon-mapping holiday christmas response:5345


Root crops

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 0 | 1,161 views | 0

Image above: The last of the carrots and potatoes were harvested today. The Brussels sprouts will...

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garden infragram near-infrared-camera NDVI


Cryptogams

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 0 | 1,121 views | 0

Image above: Wratten 25A infrared image of moss branches in front of a mat of liverwort. . There...

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infragram near-infrared-camera filter infrared


Moody Meadows

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 0 | 1,008 views | 0

I photographed the scene above of the Moody Meadows farm in New Haven, VT with Canon A2200 Powers...

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infragram near-infrared-camera filter infrared



White balance for all

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 6 | 1,234 views | 2

I have been doing a custom white balance on my CCD Powershot Infragram cameras by filling the fra...

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near-infrared-camera infrablue infragram white-balance


Pine Hill

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 4 | 1,149 views | 1

Image above: A Gigapan Epic 100 imager with Powershot A2200 modified with a Wratten 25A red filte...

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infragram near-infrared-camera conversion filter


Red Filter Rising

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 11 | 1,616 views | 3

Image above: False color infrared version of a landscape scene taken with a modified Canon A2200 ...

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infragram near-infrared-camera conversion filter


Vermont Environmental Summit 2013

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 1 | 1,220 views | 0

Image above: VPIRG and TAC held a little celebration for the retirement of the Vermont Yankee nuc...

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Vermont balloon-mapping near-infrared-camera spectrometer



Focus on filters

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 11 | 1,463 views | 0

Ned Horning has decided that the Canon Powershot A2200 is a good choice for kite, balloon, and UA...

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infragram near-infrared-camera conversion filter


SFO-ORD

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 1 | 1,124 views | 2

Image above: Taking off from San Francisco and landing in Chicago on Monday. I think I was very l...

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infragram near-infrared-camera NDVI infrablue


Mentor Summit

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 1 | 1,448 views | 2

Image above: A group photo of 230+ of the mentors at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit in B...

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infragram near-infrared-camera NDVI infrablue


ORD - SFO

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 3 | 1,231 views | 2

Last Friday, three of us flew from New England to San Francisco for the Mentor Summit of the Goog...

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infragram near-infrared-camera NDVI infrablue



Oaktober

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 4 | 1,106 views | 0

With a new inkling of the effects plant pigments have on NDVI results, I was wondering how this m...

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infragram near-infrared-camera NDVI vermont


Lycopene

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 0 | 1,478 views | 0

Image above: Shaken and stirred, these extracts of ripe and green tomatoes get most of their colo...

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garden infragram near-infrared-camera LEAFFEST2013


Finding Neon

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 3 | 1,158 views | 3

Image above: The spectra of the red tubes in these six neon signs are at SpectralWorkbench. You c...

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spectralworkbench spectrometer ebert gsoc


Moar NIR tracking

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 6 | 1,193 views | 1

Image above: An NIR LED under tungsten light. The faint purple glow of the LED can be discerned i...

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leaffest2013 leaffest led near-infrared-camera



Fade out

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 3 | 908 views | 0

Image above: The blue white-balance paper included in the Infragram filter kit after exposure to ...

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infragram leaffest leaffest2013 near-infrared-camera


Infrared behavior of A810

by cfastie | 8 months ago | 3 | 1,128 views | 0

Image above: NIR selfie. The NIR LED (foreground) is the only source of light. Taken with a modif...

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spectrometer histogram leds near-infrared-camera