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I’m happy to report that I have teamed up with a new Canadian aerial stock photography company named Overflight Stock. It has been launched by Peter Chigmaroff, a professional stock photographer/videographer with over 25 years of experience producing stock content for many of the world’s top libraries. Depending upon the image, Overflight Stock offers both exclusive and non-exclusive licensing, rights managed and royalty free, aerial stock photography and videography.
I have started to upload to the site and a few of my kite aerial photography images have started to appear, such as the one below of spring thaw on Lake Superior. Regional indexing of the site will be enhanced as the volume of stock photography for each region increases. For now my work is simply listed under the general heading of “Canada Stock Photos“. Search “Rob Huntley” to find my small but growing collection.
Visit www.overflightstock.com when you have aerial stock photography requirements.
During our February 2015 trip to San Miguel de Allende we visited El Charco Del Ingenio, a renowned botanical gardens important for it’s collection of endemic as well as rescued cacti. There are greenhouses which contain important specimens, outdoor collections in well managed garden beds, and of course a coffee shop, collectibles store and also a display of small cacti for sale in pots. Unfortunately it is illegal to take cacti out of Mexico and the penalties can be severe. So we just had to look. In addition there is a very large nature preserve riddled with hiking trails and wonderful views of canyons, the city of San Miguel de Allende, a hacienda ruins and cactus habitat. The grounds are so extensive and wonderful we spent two days of our 10-day vacation at El Charco Del Ingenio.
Visit my website gallery El Charco Del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende for images from this beautiful location.
Also visit my website gallery San Miguel de Allende to see images from the town itself.
We took a winter vacation early in the year (2015) in San Miguel de Allende. It is a popular travel destination and photographer destination; an enclave of expatriates. In some ways it is not Mexico. In a lot of ways it is Mexico. Be prepared for walking up and down hills with narrow sidewalks and cobblestones.
Included here is a photograph of the most iconic building in San Miguel de Allende. It is La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, known more simple as the Parroquia.
Visit my website gallery San Miguel de Allende to see more images from this trip.
We also visited El Charco Del Ingenio which is the botanical gardens and nature preserve near San Miguel de Allende. Visit my website gallery El Charco Del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende for images from this beautiful location.
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This kite aerial photography (KAP) session took place about 3 days into my journey west which had been planned as a 30-day photographic trip to the west coast and return to Ottawa via the USA. However, a day or two after this I suffered intense back pain which I sustained while my friend, Ted Welch, drove the rest of the way to Victoria, B.C. Subsequently I had two long stays in hospital, 9 days in Victoria and 8 days in Ottawa following surgery. Needless to say, this was not how my summer had been planned.
Here we were at the Montreal River, near the community of Montreal River Harbour. The river empties into Lake Superior at the Twilight Resort. I thank Dan Miles of Twilight Resort for allowing us access to his property in the off-season in order to take these pictures. Unfortunately the wind dropped not long after I put the kite in the air. Only a few nice shots were captured during this time. I would have liked to get more altitude to get a better perspective of the river entering the lake and to get a shot with the whole resort in a single frame.
Here is the Facebook page of Twilight Resort: https://www.facebook.com/TwilightResort
Visit my website gallery Montreal River, Ontario – KAP 2015-8 to see more images from this session.
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My sister, Karen, purchased a home/hobby farm in the country near Spencerville, Ontario this year. Karen owns one horse and currently boards 3 more.
After another long break from Kite Aerial Photography, again due to back issues, I went to my sister’s place for Thanksgiving and decided it was time to get out the kite gear. Having had back surgery this summer it was with some caution that I approached this task. I had my niece, Stephanie, by my side so I could hand over if I needed to. She also helped with setting up the kite and holding the line while I mounted the camera rig. Things went well as far as my back was concerned with squatting to assemble the kite being the most difficult task. It was a gusty day and there were tall trees in the direction I was flying. A few nose-dives had me sweating while taking flight recovery measures. The camera was swinging to and fro but in spite of this I came away with a few good images of Karen’s property.
Visit my website gallery Karen’s Place – KAP 2015-9 to see more images from this session.
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I have had a 16 month hiatus from kite aerial photography …. I’m happy to say “I’m Back”.
This first session of 2015 was actually a commission job and I’m not showing the client’s photos. The images I’ve put on my website are byproducts of the session resulting from the great location. Had there been time after the ‘job’ I would have done more shots of the bridge, the park and the Ottawa skyline. However, strong gusts kicked up that prevented me from doing more. Additional images from this session can be viewed on my website (link under the photograph).
The image here shows the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge. There are two sections to the bridge. This is the section which goes from Lemieux Island at the bottom to the Quebec shore (Gatineau) to the left and top. The rail line runs approximately 200 metres on the eastern edge of the island and then there is a second section of bridge connecting the island to the Ontario shore (Ottawa). The bridge has been out of use for some time but is now under consideration as part of the developing LRT (Light Rail Transit) for the city.
Visit my website gallery Lemieux Island, Ottawa – KAP 2015-1 to view more images from this session.
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