Eileen has asked for some information on how images were taken in the air, well you first need a kite like the one below. Also a large field to fly it in, this one is a Delta.
The kite is about 3 meters across and is staked to the ground once it is air bourne and aprox 200 ft as you are not allowed to fly any higher unless you have authorisation from the CAA. The trick at this site is to get it above the houses on the sea front which can be a problem sometimes. Once the kite is at the right hight and stable you then attatch the camera rig as see below.
Here it is on the line, notice it is a small camera with little weight and that it is attached to the rig which allows the camera to take images at a set interval. This rig will also rotate 360 degrees and you can alter the cameras angle.
It's a bit like fishing, a lot of shots are deleted but a few are usable, you have to crop, and post process in Photo shop to get the desired effect. all the images are "free" as the camera is digital
I hope this helps Eileen and others.
All the best, Mike