South End Container Terminal – Port of Halifax – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Self Portrait. South End Container Terminal – Port of Halifax. Session took place at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Kite line and photographer are visible in the image.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

South End Container Terminal - Port of Halifax - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Fishing Boats at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of a fishing boats at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.
The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

Red Boat in Peggy’s Cove – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of a red boat in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.
The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

KAP 2008-43: The Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia – August 1, 2008

The Citadel was my second stop to KAP on my one day visit to Halifax. Light was poor, but when you are only in town for one day and the wind is good, then you do what you can.

These images were created by suspending a camera in a remote-controlled rig on a kite line. The technique is called Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).

The Citadel, Halifax and Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This photograph was taken using kite aerial photography.
The Citadel, Halifax and Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Halifax and Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Halifax and Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A view from high over the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Commons or Common. Baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and the venue for some of the larger open-air concerts in Halifax.
A view from high over the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Commons or Common. Baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and the venue for some of the larger open-air concerts in Halifax.

Abstract, overhead view of roads on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Citadel wall juts into the top of the picture.
Abstract, overhead view of roads on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Citadel wall juts into the top of the picture.

CBC building, Lord Nelson Hotel, across from the park in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
CBC building, Lord Nelson Hotel, across from the park and adjacent to the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-43 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery about the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia on my Rob Huntley Photography website.

KAP 2008-42: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – August 1, 2008

After returning from holiday in the midwest USA I made a quick trip to visit one of our daughters in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since I would have most of the day I arrived by myself but with the use of my daughter’s car I took my KAP gear and did two quick KAPs on the same day. The day was a cloudy one but other conditions were good.

The first aerial photography session of this day took place on the grounds of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Images include shots of Halifax Harbour, the A. Murray MacKay Bridge, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and the docks of the institute with Coast Guard vessels and institute research vessels. I asked permission first at the gate to the wharf to check if there would be any objection to flying a kite and camera gear in the vicinity. I was told that I could not pass through the gate to the wharf without special access and that was all the guard on duty was concerned with. Outside the gate I could do what I wanted. I think it was personal safety and/or security that was the issue, not whether I might photograph anything I shouldn’t. Ironically, the wind direction was such that both kite and equipment went straight past the fence and over the wharf as you will see from some of the accompanying photographs.

These photographs were taken using kite aerial photography (KAP). Taken with a PowerShot A570IS using a 78″ Rok kite.

Halifax Harbour and in the foreground the A. Murray MacKay Bridge.
Halifax Harbour and in the foreground the A. Murray MacKay Bridge – taken from the grounds of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia. Halifax is on the right, Dartmouth on the left.

A. Murray MacKay Bridge and the Bedford Basin to the right
Anbother shot of the A. Murray MacKay Bridge with the grounds and parking area of the Bedford Institute and parking lot in the foreground. Bedford Basin is to the right and Bedford, Nova Scotia across the bridge. For the next shots when the camera is over the wharf I am standing on the green patch of grass next to the bridge on the far side of the larger white building. The security gate, main wharf and Bedford Institute are out of the picture on the right, and the wind was blowing from left to right.

Low-level aerial view of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Low-level aerial view of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia. At this point in time the kite was way out over the docks and the camera was directly over the wharf.

Security gate at the wharf at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Here is a straight down shot from essentially the same location that I took the picture of the Bedford Institute. In the centre of the picture is the gate, and the security office with the grey square roof trimmed with white.

Vessel at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia.
Vessel at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia.

Canada Coast Guard Vessel at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Canada Coast Guard Vessel at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

Canada Coast Guard Vessels at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia.
Canada Coast Guard Vessels at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-42 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery about the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on my Rob Huntley Photography website.