KAP 2013-17 – Amherst, Nova Scotia – April 23, 2013

Aerial photographof wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada highway runs in front of the turbines. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Aerial photograph of wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada highway runs in front of the turbines. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Anyone who has recently travelled to Nova Scotia on the Trans-Canada Highway has seen the wind farm at Amherst, Nova Scotia which is at the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In fact, the Nova Scotia visitor’s centre is a good place for viewing them. I chose to wander the dirt roads on the opposite side of the highway, which is part of the area used by Maritime Sod Ltd. for growing lawn turf. My shots of the turbines are quite distant but benefit from a foreground of rows of sod fields and the trans-canada highway itself. Also, I believe that one or two of my shots actually have all the wind turbines in the image which is another benefit from shooting from afar. I would like to get closer shots someday, and it would be interesting in the summer when the sod has turned green.

Aerial photographof wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph. Amherst, Nova Scotia. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Aerial photograph. Amherst, Nova Scotia. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery Amherst, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-17 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-13 – Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia – April 22, 2013

Aerial view of the town of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia alongside the Waugh River.

Aerial view of the town of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia alongside the Waugh River.

Tatamagouche is a small town where the Waugh River and the French River empty into Tatamagouche Bay on the Northumberland Strait shore of Nova Scotia. For this session I was in a small rest area alongside highway 6 just to the east of town with a hillside cemetery with trees obstructing the view of the village from my location. I knew the town was there; it was just a question of having the camera pointing in the right direction and lifting it higher than tree level.

One of the things that I’ve appreciated about Atlantic Canada in the spring is the colourful glow of new growth on the trees. In some parts the appearance is almost patchwork in nature with groupings of trees of the same species making colour blotches over the countryside. You can see this when driving on the Trans-Canada highway through parts of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It is not unique to this region, but it has made a big impression on me in the maritimes. Some of the images in this gallery give a mere hint of what I’m talking about. With it being a long winter I think I was about a week or two early for good colour. Also, I haven’t quite figured out how to best capture this type of abstract view from a kite-lifted camera. Once you have spotted an interesting effect from afar, when you try to drive there you can no longer see the effect to know if you are in the right place because you are in among the trees. Also, most of the time the trees themselves make it difficult to find a place to fly a kite and most country roads have telephone lines on one side of the road which is another kiting hazard. I purposely try to chase aerial tree patterns later on this trip (KAP 2013-19 – to follow) and fail miserably. Anyway, no-one said this should be easy.

Aerial view of a road through the countryside near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Aerial view of a road through the countryside near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Red asphalt on Highway 6 heading east from Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Red asphalt on Highway 6 heading east from Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of a barn in the countryside near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. The Waugh River is in the background.

Aerial photograph of a barn in the countryside near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. The Waugh River is in the background.

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-13 – April 22, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-9 – Prospect, Nova Scotia – April 1, 2013

Aerial photograph of Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph of Prospect, Nova Scotia

I love the setting of this village. Winter has just left the area making the much of the terrain look dead. I’m sure a much different picture can be obtained in the summer and the winter. I hope to return at other times of year.

A big thank-you goes out to Bill Wilson, a Halifax area Flickr contact, for helping me resolve equipment issues in order to get this session done. Two days earlier I had been to Peggy’s Cove and here to Prospect. The winds were very strong that day but with the attitude “You don’t get if you don’t try” I boldly set up to fly at both places. At Peggy’s Cove I regretted the move in having a major fight to bring the kite back down. Later, at Prospect, thinking the wind had dropped a bit, I proceeded to snap the horizontal spar of my FLED while in the process of setting up when a gust set the kite out of control with only a metre of line out. I almost always carry spare spars when travelling, but not on this occasion when I was only in Halifax for a few days. Bill responded to my pleas and helped me out with what I needed. Thus, here I was back at Prospect with a repaired kite and ideal KAP conditions.

Aerial photograph of a lobster fisherman checking traps at Prospect, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of a lobster fisherman checking traps at Prospect, Nova Scotia.

Aerial view of a lobster boat at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial view of a lobster boat at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photographh of the rocky shoreline at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photographh of the rocky shoreline at Prospect, Nova Scotia

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery Prospect, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-9 – April 1, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-12 – Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou, Nova Scotia

The Hector at Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou, Nova Scotia

The Hector at Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou, Nova Scotia

The Hector is the tall ship at Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The body of water is the convergence of the West River of Pictou, the Middle River of Pictou and the East River of Pictou as they join at Pictou Harbour and dump into the Northumberland Strait, between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

This and other photographs from this session were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery KAP 2013-12 – Hector Heritage Quay to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2008-56 – Fisherman’s Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This Kite Aerial Photography session took place over three years ago on October 19th, 2008. Up to now I haven’t mentioned the session in my blog although I did post a few images on flickr. Now I have processed more images and added them to the gallery on my website. Here are a few to whet your appetite.

Boondock's Restaurant, Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Boondock's Restaurant, Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of Fisherman's Cove in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Photographer and kite line are visible in this image.

Aerial photograph of Fisherman's Cove in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Photographer and kite line are visible in this image.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – KAP 2008-56: Fisherman’s Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – October 19, 2008.

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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