KAP 2011-15 – Ottawa River Parkway at Westboro – October 29, 2011

I launched this session in the Westboro area of the Ottawa River, where Churchill Avenue almost touches the Ottawa River Parkway. I then walked along the shoreline as far as possible eastwards towards the Champlain Bridge. I could have gone closer if I was prepared to get my feet wet to get past a tree with the kite line. This was a relatively low-wind session where I used my autokap rig suspended below my FLED kite. Autokap stands for Automatic Kite Aerial Photography whereby a light weight camera rig is used with the capability to automatically shoot pictures at 8-10 second intervals after turning about 10 degrees between shots. The angle of the shot has to be set before launching. Therefore in this situation I do not have the benefit that I would normally have with my heavier fully remote-controlled rig where I can control pan and tilt and firing. I also do not get a video downlink to see if I have good composition or whether in fact I have even hit the target.

My goal with this session was to pick up some of the late autumn colours and to get a different angle on the Champlain Bridge to my previous attempts.

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

Ottawa River Looking East Towards Champlain Bridge.

Ottawa River Looking East Towards Champlain Bridge.

Ottawa River Parkway Looking West towards Westboro Beach.

Ottawa River Parkway Looking West towards Westboro Beach.

Semi-wild shoreline and habitat along the Ottawa River. Includes kite flying photographer and kite line.

Semi-wild shoreline and habitat along the Ottawa River. Includes kite flying photographer and kite line.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Ottawa River Parkway at Westboro – October 29, 2011.

© Rob Huntley

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