Aerial photography  

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"Paris dort dans les bras de la Seine. Paris dort et les parisiens rêvent (…) ils ne se doutent pas que le destin pense à eux..."-- Under the Sky of Paris (1951), incipit voice-over showing a fly-over of Paris, text written by Henri Jeanson

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Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, poles, parachutes, and vehicle mounted poles. Aerial photography should not be confused with Air-to-Air Photography, when aircraft serve both as a photo platform and subject.

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