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.
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
301-1960 Scott Street
Here are the 5 images on display (captions courtesy of Alexandra Brett of the Ottawa Riverkeeper):
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:
and click on the events link.
For how to get there:
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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
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
La Fondation Pinhey’s Point
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
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.
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.
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.
You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Pinhey’s Point, Ottawa River – November 9, 2011.
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.
This session took place at Pinhey’s Point which is a heritage property and public park on the Ottawa River, upstream from Ottawa and the community of Kanata, not far from the village of Dunrobin.
These low-level aerial images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Pinhey’s Point – September 27, 2011.