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.
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.
New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Aerial photograph of an abandoned schoolhouse. Idaho Agriculture near the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
Click on image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio.
These images are from a Kite Aerial Photography session conducted two years ago as I toured across the United States.
In Idaho I met with PokyTom (Flickr name for Tom Gautier) and we camped, KAPped and photographed our way through the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in the heart of Idaho.
I quickly put a few of the images on Flickr at that time (either while on the road or just when I got home, I can’t remember) to share with my KAPper connections in the Flickr KAP group. I had never created a gallery on my website until now. I have also added some more of the better images from the day.
These are images from my third successful KAP. This set took place near an old schoolhouse or church (not sure which), off Hwy 20 (Wilson Lane) about 5 miles west of Fairfield, Idaho.
These shots were taken with a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
More images from this session can be seen in my KAP 2009-25 – Wilson Lane near Fairfield, Idaho gallery on my website.