Bougainvillea at Casa Candiles, Ixtapa, Mexico

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Bougainvillea at Casa Candiles, Ixtapa, Mexico

Bougainvillea at Casa Candiles, Ixtapa, Mexico

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KAP 2012-4 & KAP 2012-5 – Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Offshore islands. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Offshore islands. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

I did two kite aerial photography sessions several days apart at opposite ends of the beach named Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico. Playa El Palmar is the nearest beach to Casa Candiles, the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed during our vacation. The B&B is about 10 minutes walk from the public access near the south end of the beach (beside the Barcelo Hotel). There are no small hotels or B&Bs on the beach as you will see from the photographs. The buildings are large hotels and condominium complexes.

These images were obtained using a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP). Each of the two sessions was with autoKAP, whereby the camera was triggered every 8 to 10 seconds while making a stepwise slow 360 degree rotation. The wind was not strong enough to lift my fully remote-controlled rig.

During the first session on February 16, 2012, I explored the southern end of the beach with my aerial camera. Photos from that session can be viewed in the KAP 2012-4 Gallery.

The second session was on February 22, 2010 and I explored the northern end of the beach, including Marina Ixtapa which is somewhat inland and connected to the Pacific Ocean by a channel. Photos from the second session can be viewed in the KAP 2012-5 Gallery.

In this posting I have included a mix of photos from the two sessions. All of these images are in an around Playa El Palmar.

Hotel Barcelo. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Hotel Barcelo. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Marina Ixtapa. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Marina Ixtapa. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Photographer on the beach. Yours truly, just a speck on the beach. Kite line is visible in this image. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

Photographer on the beach. Yours truly, just a speck on the beach. Kite line is visible in this image. Low-level aerial photograph. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico.

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Aerial Photograph of Playa Tejoncito and Residencial Conejos, Huatulco, Mexico.

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Playa Tejoncito and Residencial Conejos in Huatulco, Mexico. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP). The kite line and photographer (me) are visible in the photograph. This is a 2008 photograph which has been recently accepted into the Getty Images catalogue.

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico. Residencial Conejos in the background - kite aerial photograph.

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico. Residencial Conejos in the background - kite aerial photograph.

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Aerial Photograph – Residencial Conejos, Huatulco, Mexico

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Aerial photograph of Residencial Conejos, Huatulco, Mexico – taken from air at a Cul-de-Sac at the end of Cerrada Mirador. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP). The photograph was taken in 2008, but just recently added to the Getty Images catalogue.

Residencial Conejos, Huatulco, Mexico - taken from air at a Cul-de-Sac at the end of Cerrada Mirador. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Residencial Conejos, Huatulco, Mexico - taken from air at a Cul-de-Sac at the end of Cerrada Mirador. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

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KAP 2012-3 – Barra de Potosi, Mexico

Aerial photograph of Mexico's Pacific Coast at Barra de Potosi.

Aerial photograph of Mexico's Pacific Coast at Barra de Potosi.

While on vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico, the owner of our Bed & Breakfast, Casa Candiles, took us on a couple of field trips. One of these was to Barra de Potosi, about a 1/2 hour’s drive south along the Pacific Coast from Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo. We planned to have a few hours there doing beach stuff and having lunch at one of the many beachside restaurants. It gave me time to fly kites as well as explore with my SLR. I did the terrestrial camera work first because I wanted to check out where would be best for catching the breeze for my aerial photography later. The exploration also gave me an idea of what I might target on once the camera gear was in the air. As the breeze was minimal, I was limited to autoKAP, meaning that I did not have remote control over the aerial camera equipment. Instead the camera shoots by itself periodically while making small rotations to change the view.

This is an assortment of images that were taken either with my earthbound SLR or with my kite aerial photography equipment. More images from the kite aerial photography session can be viewed in my KAP 2012-3 – Barra de Potosi, Mexico Gallery. More images from the terrestrial walk-about can be seen in the Barra de Potosi Gallery in the main Mexico section on my website.

The aerial images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Aerial photograph. Beached boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

Aerial photograph. Beached boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

Aerial photograph. The lagoon at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

Aerial photograph. The lagoon at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

White heron standing on the gunwale of a fishing boat at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

White heron standing on the gunwale of a fishing boat at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

Detail of two small boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

Detail of two small boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.

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Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

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Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

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

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

Playa Tejoncito, Huatulco, Mexico

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West End Studio Tour 2011 Concludes

The past two weekends have had my home open to visitors as part of the West End Studio Tour 2011 (WEST). This was my second year in the tour which consists of 20 artists (2 photographers) in their various galleries, studios and home settings. Good traffic, good conversation, good leads and good sales. Consequently I hope to participate again in September 2012.

For anyone who missed the Tour and is interested to see what they missed in my portion of the show, the images that I had framed on display are shown in the West End Studio Tour 2011 gallery on my website.

Here is one of the popular images from the show which was also the one included in the WEST brochure and on display at the vernissage site at Wall Space Gallery.

Tree and Shadow at Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

Tree and Shadow at Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

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KAP self portraits on the beach

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Aerial view of couple and their shadows on a beach in Mexico.
Self portraits of Jayne and myself. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico. This was taken in January 2008 and I have reworked the image to exclude the kite line.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
KAP self portraits on the beach - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Displaying Photograph at WestFest

The annual celebration of WestFest in the Westboro community of Ottawa where I live takes place this weekend (June 11, 12 & 13, 2010). Among many other things, WestFest includes a small gallery with 1 art piece by each of the members of the West End Studio Tour (W.E.S.T.).

The West End Studio Tour takes place in September every year and promotes itself in advance during WestFest. Besides the gallery, there is a display tent to encourage art with children with face painting, caricature drawing and art trading cards.

This will be the first year that I will be participating as an artist in the tour. Thus I have place a piece in the WestFest Gallery located in the chapel of All Saints Anglican Church at 347 Richmond Road.

A 16″ x 20″ framed and matted print of the following image of mine can be viewed there:

A Walk on the Beach - Lines in the Sand.

It is an overhead shot of beach and ocean with a couple walking beside their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

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Overhead – Couple on Beach

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Overhead shot of beach and ocean. Couple walking and their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico.
Overhead shot of beach and ocean. Couple walking and their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico.

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