KAP 2011-18 – Pinhey’s Point, Ottawa River – November 9, 2011

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

This was my third kite aerial photography session at Pinhey’s Point. The Pinhey’s Point Foundation is a group which has indicated an interest in my photography with the prospect of doing a demonstration and photo display next summer. Thus, I have incentive to return from time to time. This time I went with the hope for some fall colour remaining and early enough in the day to have the front of the building (river-facing side) illuminated with morning light. Being late in the year with the sun in the south east, 10:00 a.m. was not early enough as the front was already in shadow. However, the lighting was diffused enough this day that the shadows were not too harsh and the results were pretty good in my opinion.

I was accompanied during this session by friend and photographer Bruce Amos. Together we represented 2/3 of our Photo Boyz trio. Hey Murray, next time maybe?

Pinhey’s Point is on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, just upstream from Ottawa (Kanata) near the small village of Dunrobin. It is an 88 acre heritage site administered by the City of Ottawa. For more information visit the Pinhey’s Point website.

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

The kite line and the photographer are visible in several images.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Footprint. Straight down aerial photograph straight down view of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Footprint. Straight down aerial photograph straight down view of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Roofline view. Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Roofline view. Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Pinhey’s Point, Ottawa River – November 9, 2011.

© Rob Huntley

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

Rob Huntley

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.

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