KAP 2011-14 – Shouldice Berry Farm – October 27, 2011

Aerial photography taken during a session at Shouldice Berry Farm on Richmond Road in Ottawa.

The objective of this session was to obtain aerial photographs of the junction of Highway 417 and 416. Uncooperative winds, poor light and misjudgement of required gear meant that the results were limited in scope and the lighting was a bit flat. This would be worth of a second attempt in the future. I`d like to get higher and perhaps a bit further away to obtain some shots of the whole junction. Nevertheless I am pretty happy with the results all things considered.

I had very few shots taken after trying my fully remote gear for over an hour. It was not until I put autokap equipment on the line that I managed to get any results at all. I may have had more success with remote controlled gear with my Fled kite. I was using a 6 1/2 foot ROK which required stronger winds which was a misjudgement on my part. I had the Fled in the car and I should have gone for it sooner but when the time came to change gear I knew the light was failing and the return trip to where it was parked would have been a waste of time. Since I had autokap in my bag I quickly changed it and managed about 10 minutes before I lost enough wind for that too. Again, the Fled would have worked better but the light by now was very poor. All of the images in this gallery came from the 10 minutes of autokap.

Ironically, I normally carry more than one kite when venturing far from the car. I blew it this time.

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

Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa. Bicycle path in the foreground. Aerial photography taken during a session at Shouldice Berry Farm on Richmond Road in Ottawa.

Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa. Bicycle path in the foreground. Aerial photography taken during a session at Shouldice Berry Farm on Richmond Road in Ottawa.

Aerial photography taken during a session at Shouldice Berry Farm on Richmond Road in Ottawa. The roadside store on Richmond Road can be seen and the pumpkins for sale lining the parking lot. Across the road you can see Queensway Carleton Hospital.

Aerial photography taken during a session at Shouldice Berry Farm on Richmond Road in Ottawa. The roadside store on Richmond Road can be seen and the pumpkins for sale lining the parking lot. Across the road you can see Queensway Carleton Hospital.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Shouldice Berry Farm – October 27, 2011.

© Rob Huntley

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