San Francisco Earthquake Kite Photo

San Francisco lies in ruins on May 28, 1906, about six weeks after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It was taken from a camera suspended on a kite, perhaps 1,000 feet above the city.

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When last we met, I described meeting a friend who gave us a predawn ride from the SF Marina to Market Street, for the 100-year anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake – the morning was April 18, 2006.

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The field of kite aerial photography started around the late 1800s, giving photo buffs their first birds-eye view of the world. Used by photographers to capture novel views of cities, kite photography also served as a tool for war reconnaissance, and to assess the extent of San Francisco's damage after the 1906 earthquake.

Photography by Scott Haefner, a portfolio of urban and scenic landscapes, kite-lofted aerial photos, and virtual reality, 360-degree panoramas.

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