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.

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Park Walk Abstract – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Autumn Country Sky

Straight down aerial abstract of pathways and road at Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Park Walk Abstract - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Docks and Ice

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Aerial view of the docks and Ottawa River ice at the Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario.
Aerial view of the docks and Ottawa River ice at the Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Aerial View of Sailboats at the Nepean Sailing Club

3 additions to my Getty Images portfolio:
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Aerial view of sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. These images were taken using Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) – a remote-controlled camera rig is suspended below a kite line.

Aerial view of sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Docks and Ice – Nepean Sailing Club

It was a nice day today for a trip to the Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park … at least for photographers not sailors.

Late winter/early spring can seem a bit dreary for photography with the dirty ice and dead grass poking through. I decided to make this 3rd aerial outing to Nepean Sailing Club, figuring that it would be a good day for shapes and forms from the air. I had seen the docks poking through the ice last week while driving out to Kanata.

Here are a couple of the shots I took today. You can see more in the KAP 2010-2 gallery on my website.

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club. © Rob Huntley

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club. © Rob Huntley

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KAP 2008-30: Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 24, 2008.

Dick Bell Park is at the west end of the city of Ottawa near the community of Crystal Beach, just west of Andrew Hayden Park, and is home to the Nepean Sailing Club. The location used to be a larger bay (Crystal Bay) but the marina and park, as well as Andrew Hayden Park, was created with landfill. The artificial peninsula protects the marina and docks. There is a lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. A club house, parking area, and boat storage area has also been developed on the site.
These pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
See KAP 2008-14 for a winter session of Kite Aerial Photography at this location.

Aerial shot of the marina at Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Aerial shot of the marina at Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa, Ontario.

Symmetrical view of boats at rest. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Symmetrical view of boats at rest.

The sun shimmers on the surface waters of the Nepean Sailing Club marina. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
The sun shimmers on the surface waters of the Nepean Sailing Club marina.

Abstract straight down view of the walkways and roads at Dick Bell Park, the home of the Nepean Sailing Club. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Abstract straight down view of the walkways and roads at Dick Bell Park, the home of the Nepean Sailing Club.

Self portrait. Lighthouse on the point at Nepean Sailing Club. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Self portrait. Lighthouse on the point at Nepean Sailing Club.

Nepean Sailing Club. The lighthouse on the point from another aerial angle. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Nepean Sailing Club. The lighthouse on the point from another aerial angle.

Same view as above, compared with a similar view in winter taken during my KAP 2008-14 session. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Same view as above, compared with a similar view in winter taken during my KAP 2008-14 session.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-30 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.

marina art / marina photos / marina greeting cards
harbour art / harbour photos / harbour greeting cards

KAP 2008-22: Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 2, 2008.

The images in this post and in the related gallery on my website were taken during World Wide KAP Weekend which occurred May 2-5, 2008. This event was organized by the international Kite Aerial Photography community. More information about this group can be found in the Kite Aerial Photography photo pool on Flickr as well as the KAP Discussion Forum.

A book which includes 4 images from each participant has been published and is available at blurb.com

This was the second of 4 locations that I chose to photograph during this event (See also KAP 2008-21, KAP 2008-23, KAP 2008-24).
This session took place at the Britannia Yacht Club on the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario. This is at Deschênes Rapids, on the opposite side of the Ottawa River to the community of Deschênes, where KAP 2008-15 was done. As it is still early May, the snow has only just disappeared and the boats are still in their winter storage locations. Some have been uncovered and owners are starting to do their spring tune-ups and upkeep. Several owners have parked their cars beside their boats.

Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Boats in winter storage.

Boats in winter storage. Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Deschênes Rapids.

Deschênes Rapids, Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.

Docks at Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Another overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.

Overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Self-portrait. Britannia Yacht Club.

Self-portrait. Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-22 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.

KAP 2008-18: Merrickville, Ontario, Canada. April 13, 2008.

Always double check your settings before launching your camera before launching it for an hour. I believed I had set the camera correctly at home before leaving but was wrong. This session was shot incorrectly at aperture f8 (aperture priority) making shutter speeds considerably slower than I would have preferred. This error resulted in a number of images with slight motion blur making them appear out of focus. They had to be discarded, particularly those when the sun disappeared behind cloud. F4 or lower would have been more appropriate.

This was a group KAP, to coincide with the California KAP weekend. Our part in trying to promote a worldwide KAP weekend and three of us got together: myself,
Matt (TheYoungsOnline)
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and Carl (kapercarl)
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(Incidentally a Worldwide KAP Weekend did get “off the ground” several weeks later first weekend in May on which I will report later.)

Here are a few of the images harvested this session. These pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Merrickville, Ontario. The Rideau Canal locks can be seen at the centre right of the picture.This is beside the Rideau River.

Merrickville, Ontario. The Rideau Canal locks can be seen at the centre right of the picture.This is beside the Rideau River. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Ayling’s Marina, Merrickville, Ontario. This is the Rideau River.

Ayling's Marina, Merrickville, Ontario. This is the Rideau River. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Upstream part of the Ayling’s Marina at Merrickville, Ontario.

Upstream part of the Ayling's Marina at Merrickville, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-18 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.