Everyone will always tell you the best camera is the one you have on you and in the case of Ferdinand Puentes that was the case on December 11th when the plane he was flying in unfortunately had to make an emergency landing on water.
MR Puentes usually likes capturing the take offs and landing of the flights he takes and in this case left his GoPro recording to capture the dramatic emergency landing just of Molokai
The video shows passengers from the plane hanging on to the wing to stay a float waiting for rescue which eventually arrived resulting in seven passengers surviving but unfortunately one was killed.
If dealing with a plan crash wasn’t traumatic enough to deal with in one day Puentes got up close and personal with a humpback whale while trying to swim to safety and was inches away from getting hit by the whale.
Puentes shared his story on his Facebook and includes a lot more details plus many more still images from the dramatic event.
A Police sergeant has been rightly embarrassed this week after a photographer uploaded a video of him making some extreme threats towards the photographer.
The photographer who wishes to be unnamed was taking a couple of images of a car crash which had involved an elderly woman who had been taken away from the scene before the photographer arrived.
The Scottish Police Sergeant Tony Wallace, can be heard in the video saying a handful of unacceptable and threatening comments including”I will make your day a living hell”
Sergeant Tony Wallace seized the photographers camera and went on to order him to delete the images. Both the police officer and photographer reviewed the image on the scene and come to the conclusion that all the images were acceptable.
“What I’ll probably do is I will ask for you to be remanded in custody and I will put you before the magistrate…. and they’ll be like, what a tit you’ve been.”
“You’re lucky that I didn’t knock you out. I swore at you, yeah. It got your attention, though, didn’t it?”
It has since been confirmed by Gloucestershire Police that the officer involved is facing misconduct probe.
Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said:
“It appears the officer involved has fallen far short of the behaviour expected and required by the constabulary,” he said.
“I have only seen the public-facing evidence, but it appears the officer swore at a member of the public, follows that up by saying he was lucky not to have been assaulted by the police, is threatened with arrest, mistreatment and a remand in custody.
“It is the responsibility of the Chief Constable to manage complaints against police officers, my role is to hold the police to account.”
Many think the bullet time effect is only possible with high end equipment and hours of editing but this video shows otherwise by using the extremely cheap micro computers, The Raspberry Pi & the camera module.
The experts over at PiFace created the super rig of 48 Raspberry Pis all with camera modules, 48 SD cards, 48 5v power supply units and 1/2 kilometre of ethernet cable.
The results are pretty impressive considering the cost of the equipment. The camera module for the Raspberry Pi is 5mp so not the best but hopefully this is a sign of things to come!
“It’s a funny feeling carrying nearly 50 computers in a box barely big enough to hold a laptop. In contrast, after multiplying the original mounting frame by 12, I’d ended up with a 3m wide circle. This was when I first realised I was building something significant. After much plugging, wiring, mounting, and SD card package installing the rig was finally ready. It certainly looked impressive, particularly given it was wider than the office. As such, the first time we tried the full rig was the Manchester Raspberry Jam.”