Basketball Courts from Above – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Basketball Courts from Above

Low-level aerial view of the basketball courts in the schoolyard at Broadview Public School, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Basketball Courts from above - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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KAP 2011-13 – Broadview Public School and Nepean High School

This session took place on October 8th, 2011. It was launched in the schoolyard of Broadview Public School in the Highland Park area of Ottawa, Ontario. With the wind from the SW I was easily able to fly over Broadview School and also shoot neighbouring Nepean High School. I was also able to catch nearby Notre Dame High School.

This is the neighbourhood that I lived in for a good chunk of my life. I live a few hundred meters from these schools and both of our daughters attended Broadview for a couple of years and Nepean for their entire high school education.

Towards the end of the session I tried some close overhead shots of people playing basketball. Since the courts were in full shade by this time, the results were underexposed and grainy. They do show that the courts may make good KAP subject matter for future when more light is on the situation.

I also would like to try the morning to try to get full sun on the front doorways of the schools. Most of these shots are from the lit back side of the schools. Photographing the front of the schools is also tricky due to the presence of power lines.

These low-level aerial images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Aerial photograph of Broadview Public School with Nepean High School and the Ottawa River in the background.

Aerial photograph of Broadview Public School with Nepean High School and the Ottawa River in the background.

Aerial view of Nepean High School in Ottawa, Ontario.

Aerial view of Nepean High School in Ottawa, Ontario.

Aerial photograph of Broadview Public School in Ottawa, Ontario. Graffiti on the roof. Note the paramedic parked in the parking lot behind Broadview School. The Radio Reference Number 4818 can be seen on the roof of the vehicle.

Aerial photograph of Broadview Public School in Ottawa, Ontario. Graffiti on the roof. Note the paramedic parked in the parking lot behind Broadview School. The Radio Reference Number 4818 can be seen on the roof of the vehicle.

Aerial photograph showing the baseball diamond in the Broadview Public School playground. The intersection is Broadview Avenue and Dovercourt Avenue.

Aerial photograph showing the baseball diamond in the Broadview Public School playground. The intersection is Broadview Avenue and Dovercourt Avenue.

Low-level aerial view of the basketball courts in the schoolyard at Broadview Public School. These were underexposed due to the camera being set for sunlight and the courts were in deep shade late in the day.

Low-level aerial view of the basketball courts in the schoolyard at Broadview Public School. These were underexposed due to the camera being set for sunlight and the courts were in deep shade late in the day.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Broadview Public School and Nepean High School – October 8, 2011.

© Rob Huntley