Aerial Photographs of Brockville, Ontario. The marina at Blockhouse Island.

Three images from my recent kite aerial photography session at Blockhouse Island in Brockville, Ontario are new to my Getty Images portfolio:

Aerial Views of the marina at Blockhouse Island in Brockville, Ontario.

These aerial pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario - Kite Aerial Photography

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KAP 2011-17 – Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario – October 31, 2011

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

During this session my Levi Light tasted the St. Lawrence River.

I was in Brockville, Ontario for a few hours of KAP at Blockhouse Island. There was virtually zero wind when I arrived, so after deciding on my best launch location should the wind pick up, I went for a walk to check out nearby Hardy Park. When I came back the wind seemed sufficient for autokap so I launched my Levi Light. I stood for about 5 minutes with the kite at about 200′ to see if the wind was going to be stable and continual. It seemed strong enough to hang the rig but I was concerned the kite was angling to the left pointing to about 11:00 o’clock. It seemed stable otherwise but I thought it best to bring it down to check it. As I was bringing it down with still about 100′ of line out it suddenly arched from angling left to a right hand turn and straight down into a vertical dive. Normally there would be ample time to recover by letting line out but no luck with that. Straight down it went into the river and I would guess it continued to fly to about 30′ depth under water. People arriving then would have thought I was fishing for sturgeon considering the amount of pull on the line from a large kite flying underwater in one of the largest rivers in the world. Fortunately no camera was involved in the swimming exercise.

I eventually retrieved the kite and checked it out and it seemed fine. So it is a mystery to me and all I can think is obnoxious wind. However, I immediately put my FLED on and it flew fine with autokap and after a 1/2 hour I switched to my remote rig. In the end I obtained a few decent shots.

These images were taken with a remote controlled camera suspended below a kite line. (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP)

Aerial photograph - Saint Lawrence River at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - Saint Lawrence River at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph straight down abstract view of the Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph straight down abstract view of the Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - The Boardwalk condominium block , the being built Tall Ships Landing waterfront condominiums and the site of the future Maritime Discovery Centre. The Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph - The Boardwalk condominium block , the being built Tall Ships Landing waterfront condominiums and the site of the future Maritime Discovery Centre. The Marina at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial view of Rob and Ted, Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Aerial view of Rob and Ted, Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Thanks to Ted for the encouragement to go to Blockhouse Island with him and for his assistance during the session.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario – October 31, 2011.

© Rob Huntley

The changing face of Westboro. Westboro from above.

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
The changing face of Westboro. Westboro from above. Richmond Road and Byron Avenue are seen approaching from the west.
This image was taken from a camera suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

The changing face of Westboro - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Cityscapes Outing – Camera Club of Ottawa

This Camera Club of Ottawa outing was on a foggy Sunday morning. The assignment was to shoot urban images in Black and White at 400 ISO within the boundaries of Wellington Street to Laurier Street and Bay Street to Elgin Street. We could submit 6 images in total. These were my shots. Click on the image to find it on my website and you find another link at the bottom of each image to view the colour equivalent. I had to convert from colour in photoshop since the Nikon D70s doesn’t have the capability to shoot B&W. I find it preferable to convert in photoshop anyway.

A look along the Memorial Arch which crosses Lyon Street in Ottawa, between the East and West Veterans Memorial Buildings.
A look along the Memorial Arch which crosses Lyon Street in Ottawa, between the East and West Veterans Memorial Buildings.

Railing and leaves along a sidewalk between two major streets in downtown Ottawa.

Railing and leaves along a sidewalk between two major streets in downtown Ottawa.

Ottawa back alley and a loading bay entrance for a downtown merchant.
Ottawa back alley and a loading bay entrance for a downtown merchant.

Back side of a high rise building in downtown Ottawa.
Back side of a high rise building in downtown Ottawa.

The stairs at L’Esplanade Laurier on Bank Street in Ottawa.
The stairs at L'Esplanade Laurier on Bank Street in Ottawa.

Tree against a tiled wall. A few remaining leaves and some yellow Christmas lights add a bit of colour to this late November image. Alterna Savings (formerly CS-Coop) building on Albert Street in Ottawa, Ontario
Tree against a tiled wall. A few remaining leaves and some yellow Christmas lights add a bit of colour to this late November image. Alterna Savings (formerly CS-Coop) building on Albert Street in Ottawa, Ontario

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