‘Round the Point – on Silent Auction at Ottawa Riverkeeper Annual Public Meeting

Over the past several years I’ve helped out with a few photos and assignments for one of my favourite non-profit organizations, Ottawa Riverkeeper. They have reciprocated kindly by hanging five of my prints in the main reception area of their offices on Scott Street in Ottawa (above Trailhead). They have been hanging there for the past 18 months or so.

This evening one of those prints, a 24 x 36 framed canvas print called ‘Round the Point (shown below) will go on sale in one of the silent auctions at the Annual Public Meeting this evening September 23, 2014 at the Museum of Nature. This is a kite aerial photograph showing a sailboat at Pinhey’s Point on the Ottawa River.

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

‘Round the Point – Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey’s Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

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Seven of my Pinhey’s Point photographs selected by Getty Images

Over a 2 year period I was preparing a series of aerial images of Pinhey’s Point (near Ottawa) for an exhibit in the Pinhey’s Point museum last summer. One morning last spring I arrived and the wind was flat and the sky was overcast. I waited but a predicted change in weather didn’t happen. So much for believing the weather forecast. It was so still that the reflections in the Ottawa River were amazing. Fortunately I usually travel with both aerial gear and tripod gear so I switched mental gears. Seven of the images I took that morning were selected by Getty Images for exclusive licensing and they are now included in their catalogue. Here are a few of them.

Four rocks and river reflections at Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Park.

Four rocks and river reflections at Pinhey’s Point Heritage Property and Park.

Looking towards the Quebec shoreline from the base of the point. The Gatineau Hills can be seen in the distance. Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Park.

Looking towards the Quebec shoreline from the base of the point. The Gatineau Hills can be seen in the distance. Pinhey’s Point Heritage Property and Park.

Reflection of the Ottawa River shoreline at Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Park.

Reflection of the Ottawa River shoreline at Pinhey’s Point Heritage Property and Park.

Click on image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio. The other four images of Pinhey’s Point can be seen alongside them.

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Aerial photos of the Ottawa River on display at the offices of Ottawa Riverkeeper

I have recently been invited to display 5 photographs in the entranceway to the offices of the Ottawa Riverkeeper – ottawariverkeeper.ca
These are kite aerial phographs of the Ottawa River. This exhibit will be on display for a six month period, to the end of May.

The offices are above Trailhead on the third floor. So the next time you drop by the Trailhead store, go through the office entrance at the left and up to the third floor to room 301.
Nov 20, 2012 to approx. May 31, 2013
Ottawa Riverkeeper
301-1960 Scott Street
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 8L8

Here are the 5 images on display (captions courtesy of Alexandra Brett of the Ottawa Riverkeeper):

Chaudiere Falls aerial panorama including the former E.B. Eddy property, the city of Gatineau across the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings in the distance at the top right.

The view across the Ottawa River at the former E.B. Eddy paper mill shows the once-thundering Chaudière Falls tamed by dams and diversions. Over 60 m wide, and with a drop of 15 m, the falls powered the growth of Hull (seen across the river) and the City of Ottawa from 1800 onward. Two hydro stations still operate on Chaudière Falls.
April 25, 2010.
18” x 36” Framed Print

Aerial panorama photograph of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge, Ottawa River.

The City of Ottawa draws its drinking water from the Ottawa River. The Lemieux Island Plant, seen here, is one of two water-treatment facilities run by the City. Ottawa’s drinking water is rated as some of the safest in the world, but damage to the river caused by sewage, pollution, dams and shoreline destruction put our drinking water at risk.
April 25, 2010.
18” x 36” Framed Print

Rugged shoreline in winter at Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec. This is the Ottawa River, near Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Over 90% of a river’s life depends on the first few metres next to the shore, the area most likely to be damaged by riverside development. Maintaining natural shorelines with trees and shrubs – as seen here at Deschênes Rapids – helps stabilize banks and protect the river from pollutants and sediment in storm water.
March 23, 2008.
16” x 20” Framed Print

Sailboats at Rest - Aerial view of sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Cropped from a larger image.  This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

The Ottawa River hosts 10 yacht clubs in the Ottawa-Gatineau region alone. Canoes, kayaks, power boats – even Olympic-class rowing shells – also ply the river’s many reaches and bays. Here, sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa’s west end quietly await their next regatta.
May 24, 2008.
16” x 20” Framed Print

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

A sailboat on the Ottawa River passes Pinhey’s Point, part of Pinhey’s Point Historical Site. The estate, built in 1820 by Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey, has been preserved as a museum. The Ottawa River is home to 8 national historic sites and numerous pioneer villages, interpretive centres, community museums and historic houses.
November 9, 2011
24″ x 36″ Framed Canvas Print

aerial art / aerial photos / aerial greeting cards

aerial landscape art / aerial landscape photos / aerial landscape greeting cards

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Kite Aerial Photography Demonstration at Riverfest

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

‘Round the Point – Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Dunrobin, Ontario.

I’ll be doing a Kite Aerial Photography demonstration at the Riverfest celebration this Sunday at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site just west of Ottawa. I will have an exhibit tent where I will show equipment, explain technique, answer questions and display prints and photo greeting cards of both aerial and non-aerial photography. If the weather and wind cooperate, I may also have the opportunity to fly a kite to lift the camera equipment and thereby round off the demonstration. No guarantees on this but we can hope for a good day.

This would also be a good opportunity to view my ongoing exhibit “History in the Wind” in the Pinhey’s Point Historic Site museum. Here I display framed prints of a selection of my aerial images of the site taken over the past few years. The exhibit commenced on June 17 and runs through to September 2 (Wednesdays to Sundays).

There is a host of other things happening at Riverfest on Sunday. For more information visit:
http://ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/museum_heritage/museums/pinheys/index.html
and click on the events link.

For how to get there:
http://www.pinheyspoint.ca/location.html

Riverfest 2012
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Dunrobin, Ontario
Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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History in the Wind: The Kite Aerial Photography of Rob Huntley

History in the Wind: The Kite Aerial Photography of Rob Huntley

The Pinhey’s Point Foundation
invites you to a preview reception
in celebration of the Opening of
our Summer 2012 exhibition

History in the Wind:
The Kite Aerial Photography
of Rob Huntley

Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:00-8:30pm
at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road off Sixth Line Road
Dunrobin, Ontario

Refreshments will be served

RSVP 613 832-1249

Queensway Kanata exit 138, north on March Road;
right on Dunrobin Road and immediately right on Riddell Drive and follow the signs

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La Fondation Pinhey’s Point
vous invite
à une réception pour célébrer
l’ouverture de notre exposition pour l’été de 2012

L’histoire à vue d’oiseau:
La photographie aérienne
de cerf-volant de Rob Huntley

lundi le 11e juin 2012, 1900 – 2030
au lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point
270, chemin Pinhey’s Point
Dunrobin (Ontario)

Des rafraîchissements seront servis

RSVP 613 832-1249

De l’autoroute 417, prendre la sortie 138 du chemin March jusqu’au chemin Dunrobin. Tourner à droite sur la promenade Riddell.

Prendre à gauche le chemin Sixth Line sur environ 5 km, jusqu’au chemin Pinhey’s Point.

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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.

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Are you paying any attention to me?

Are you paying any attention to me?

Are you paying any attention to me?

My friend Bruce took this shot of me pondering why the remote controls were not responding on my KAP rig. No big problem – I had previously used the battery pack and receiver/transmitter on my paint pole to do some pole aerial photography and here I had forgotten to reconnect all the cables.

This photograph was taken during my KAP 2011-18 kite aerial photography session at Pinhey’s Point on the Ottawa River, November 9, 2011. Pictures from this session will be uploaded shortly in a separate gallery.

Thanks to Bruce Amos for use of his image.

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