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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gate City Brewfest, seen from on high

The Gate City Brewfest drew crowds to Holman Stadium on Saturday, although things were still in the calm set-up phase when this photo was taken by Nashua resident Bill James, using his camera-carrying drone.

Photography by drones is allowed in New Hampshire for non-commercial purposes – and James is not a professional photographer and doesn’t sell his pictures. The legislature attempted to tighten the rules this year, but a bill requiring permission from people who would be photographed by drones was shelved. ...

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The Gate City Brewfest drew crowds to Holman Stadium on Saturday, although things were still in the calm set-up phase when this photo was taken by Nashua resident Bill James, using his camera-carrying drone.

Photography by drones is allowed in New Hampshire for non-commercial purposes – and James is not a professional photographer and doesn’t sell his pictures. The legislature attempted to tighten the rules this year, but a bill requiring permission from people who would be photographed by drones was shelved.

The Federal Aviation Administration forbids commercial use of drones while it works out rules for where and when they can be flown, which is why The Telegraph doesn’t use them for news coverage.

Incidentally, that’s not the curvature of the Earth you’re seeing in the picture: The curve is a function of the camera lens.

– DAVID BROOKS