KAP 2013-20 – Spencerville Mill, Spencerville, Ontario – May 1, 2013

Aerial photograph. Spencerville Mill. A heritage gristmill on the South Nation River in Spencerville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph. Spencerville Mill. A heritage gristmill on the South Nation River in Spencerville, Ontario.

Spencerville is a small village in eastern Ontario, less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa. It is just north of Prescott and adjacent to Highway 416. It sits on the South Nation River.

I went to Spencerville for the first time about a month prior to this session. I was delivering three prints which I had entered in a juried photography competition/exhibit at the ArtScene Gallery located on Spencer Street (the main street) in Spencerville. Passing the Spencerville Mill, which I had checked out first on Google Earth, I decided that this was a good place for a KAP session. After the delivery I tried to fly my ROK but the wind was very strong and gusty (perfect direction though) so I had to abandon without having attached the camera.

When the photography show ended (I received 2nd place for Walk on the Beach by the way) I went back to retrieve my prints along with friend, and part-time KAP assistant, Ted Welch. You can barely make us out in the second image (and images 4 & 5 on my website), where Ted is playing with a resident’s dog. I believe the KAP assistant’s job description says “… while keeping distracting or dangerous interference away from the photographer”. The wind was much better this time except blowing from the south and parallel to the river which would have been my second favourite choice. Nevertheless the KAP session went ahead using my FLED kite and the results are quite worthwhile. There is another angle of the mill that I would like to try which requires wind from the west or alternatively getting access to private property on the opposite side of the river. The location also warrants summer and winter aerial photography.

Aerial photograph. Spencerville Mill. A heritage gristmill on the South Nation River in Spencerville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph. Spencerville Mill. A heritage gristmill on the South Nation River in Spencerville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph. Countryside beside the South Nation River at Spencerville, Ontario.

Aerial photograph. Countryside beside the South Nation River at Spencerville, Ontario.

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery Spencerville Mill, Spencerville, Ontario – KAP 2013-20 – May 1, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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Aerial view of the covered bridge on Chemin Cross Loop, south of Wakefield, Québec.

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Aerial view of the red covered bridge on Chemin Cross Loop, south of Wakefield, Québec. It crosses Meech Creek. July 15, 2010.
This image was taken from a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Red covered bridge - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Bridal Veil Falls. Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Bridal Veil Falls. Mackenzie King Estate is found in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Mackenzie King Estate, Gatineau Park

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waterfall art / waterfall photos / waterfall greeting cards
waterfalls art / waterfalls photos / waterfalls greeting cards

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Rollins Pass, Colorado – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Kite Aerial Photography is a technique whereby a remote controlled camera is suspended below a kite line. Rollins Pass, Colorado
Rollins Pass, Colorado - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

Rollins Pass, Colorado - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Swamp area at Stanley Lake

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Swamp area at Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho.
Swamp area at Stanley Lake

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Aerial view of red covered bridge.

Aerial view of the covered bridge on Chemin Cross Loop, south of Wakefield, Québec. It crosses Meech Creek. July 15, 2010. Here is one of the favourite shots I took during the session. You can see more in the KAP 2010-8 gallery on my website. Click on the image to go to the same image on my website.

Aerial view of red covered bridge near Wakefield, Quebec

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KAP 2008-38: Rollins Pass, Colorado. July 12, 2008

My midwest travels took me to a several day stay in Boulder, Colorado. I made a day trip to the mountians and spent part of this day searching for an abandoned railroad trestle bridge in the wilderness. I never found the bridge so after lunch I went exploring Rollins Pass, also with a view to trying to find a couple of trestle bridges that were marked on my map. In hindsight I should have taken a different route. Having not reached any of my planned objectives, but having a great day in the mountains nevertheless, I finally set up my KAP gear in a park along the roadside in Rollins Pass.

My FLED saved me on this one. The FLED is the glamorous name given to one of the designs of kite I fly. I first launched my ROK (another kite) to about 200 feet with the fairly strong breeze going up the valley. I attached the rig and then found I couldn’t get the camera higher than 20 feet off the ground. I played around for 1/2 hour and then gave up. I put up my FLED to the same height and attached the camera and let out more line and away she went. Other than the occasional quick drop when the wind lapsed, I had a great session with this kite. As a low-wind lifter, up to now I’ve had the tendency to save the FLED for the direst of circumstances and not given it a fair chance to perform. Today’s situation worked well. I guess there was less wind at higher elevation than in the valley, but it was enough for the FLED and not the ROK despite getting both kites high enough to attach the rig.

These photographs were taken using kite aerial photography (KAP).

Shot of the river, train tracks and road. Note the park and picnic tables. The kite line is visible in this image.
Shot of the river, train tracks and road. Note the park and picnic tables. The kite line is visible in this image.

Straight down shot of the river and road. Note the people, park and picnic tables. Rollins Pass, Colorado
Straight down shot of the river and road. Note the people, park and picnic tables. Rollins Pass, Colorado

Rollins Pass, Colorado
Rollins Pass, Colorado

Rollins Pass, Colorado
Rollins Pass, Colorado

Straight down shot of the river and road. Note the people, park and picnic tables. Rollins Pass, Colorado
Straight down shot of the river and road. Note the people, park and picnic tables. Rollins Pass, Colorado

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-38 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.