Description (Account by Sara Wylie)
With the goal of extending public engagement with the arboretum in mind, balloon mapping seemed like a perfect project and I’d been looking for a chance to try out Public Lab’s new Infragram. With the help of cfastie, who sent a Rosco #2007 filter my way, I made a Super Blue camera following Jeff Warren’s super helpful video. I went with taping a Rosco Blue Filter over the lense so it is removeable. Making the camera took two tries (subject of a research note to come). Though we battled with storms both days of the workshop we managed to get the balloon aloft with a two Cranberry Juice bottle rig I put together. The weight of the camera’s and light rain made getting the balloon high difficult.