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Old 16-01-2008, 03:49   #16
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... Apparently there's even one island nation down there where it is illegal for anyone--including children--to wear camo clothing, which is a fad elsewhere these days. Go figure ...
In many countries, it is illegal to wear (or to buy or sell) military style (army or police), and camouflage clothing.

I believe it is illegal to wear camouflage clothing in Barbados, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Malaysia, Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and others.

Much of the world is at some state of war or political instability. Unless you are actually serving in the military, and traveling on official business, there is no benefit to your being identified as military personnel. Military personnel are prime targets for terrorism and rebel activity as well as for some thug trying to prove how tough he is. Camouflage is the obvious no-no, but other styles such as black combat-type hiking boots, matching olive-drab tops and bottoms, military style watches, sunglasses and bags all make you suspect.

BTW: Imitation of United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force uniforms is prohibited, in accordance with the provisions of Act of Congress, approved June 3, 1916."
The law clearly states that only military people (active, reserve, guard, retirees) wear military clothing.
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Old 16-01-2008, 03:59   #17
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Polaroid Filter.

A polaroid filter on your camera will improve the quality of your photo's like you won't believe in this situation. They can remove all of the glare in the water, so you can see right through it and will improve the colours and clarity too.
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Old 16-01-2008, 04:29   #18
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Canibul,

I think you're really on to something! And once you get started, you'll probably come up with some more marketing ideas for your photos. For example, realtors like to use aerial photos of waterfront properties, but they have to hire an airplane and a photographer to get the shot. Your way would be cheaper and quicker!

Good luck!
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Old 16-01-2008, 04:37   #19
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I've got a Sony DSC-V3 at 7.2 megapixels with a 4x optical zoom, Zeiss optics, that does a pretty good job. It's fine from a stable platform ( no vibration) for good prints up to about 11x14 or better. 8x10 is really good.

I considered RC helicopters, but started with the blimp approach because i dont like the idea of having 10K worth of stuff hovering over salt water. Logistics on the RC helicopters is tough. The helium approach is limited by wind velocity. but when its good, its really good.

I actually though about doing this with RC choppers a few years ago. I used to be pretty good with them, and still have two and all the radio gear sitting in the garage collecting dust.

Maintenance on the choppers isn't that bad, (provided you don't crash them) but vibration could be a challenge, also oil from the fuel getting on the camera lens.

As long as you learned how to land by autorotation, and had floats on the chopper, mechanical failures shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 16-01-2008, 08:57   #21
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Ha! You're right. It was that rascally Pogo who popped it up in current posts!

Still a great idea, though!
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HAhah...

(add in oops.. one of those late nights when I wasn't paying attention looking over threads...)

So how is he doing, anybody know??

We all agree, it was a good idea. Did he run with it?

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yeah I think it was a sweet idea.
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So how did the bizness go?
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Check out their website they seem to be doing fine.
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Check out their website they seem to be doing fine.
I should say!!
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Canibul,
I was racing in a regatta that had a guy that took photos from a ultralite. He had a brochure in with the racing packet where you could leave your name and address. He sent me a couple of proofs which I bought one large photo and a couple smaller photos of me in action on the race course. I believe I spent over $100. There were over 400 boats at the regatta and I know several others that bought photos too. I've raced at a lot of events in the last 15 years but this was the one and only time I had photo's taken. Wish there were more people that offered this service.
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Hello y'all.
Havent been on this forum in quite a while. About a month ago I signed up for that "Google Alert" thing, and it emailed me that my name was being taken in vain here!

Anyhow, hows tricks?
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Give a man a picture of his boat and you've made his day.
Teach a man to take the picture and you've ruined a wonderful marketing oportunity!

Keep your voice down and just do it!!!!!
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A guy from S.F. Ca. hung a video camera from a kite, and then added Enya's music. It was a nice shot. I would think may owners would appreciate a nice still like these.
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