A drone's eye view of Ireland old and new

Brendan O'Shaughnessy '93 | September 30, 2015

The camera’s viewpoint enters the ruin of a crumbling stone structure, then rises straight up in the air to give a surprising look at the house’s location on a windswept slope down to the sea.

In the latest collaboration between anthropologist Ian Kuijt and videographer William Donaruma, both Notre Dame professors, a drone equipped with a camera offers a bird’s-eye view of the ethereal, rock-strewn beauty of a pair of Irish islands that can seem like last outposts of western civilization being battered by the Atlantic Ocean.
 
“It’s extraordinary what the drone can do to convey a sense of scale, which was always so hard to capture before,” says Kuijt, who has taken groups of students to the County Galway islands off the western coast of Ireland for nearly a decade.

Read more at Notre Dame Magazine.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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