This session was planned to take advantage of the late afternoon light shining on the Ottawa Skyline. The view is always great when driving along the Ottawa River Parkway towards the city over the rise at the level of Lemieux Island and the Bayview Transitway Station. So I made the goal of this outing to make low-level aerial images of the nicely lit skyline with the Ottawa River Parkway providing lead-in lines. The wind was great for the FLED with fully remote rig. I took advantage of the location to also take shots of the Bayview Transitway Station, Lemieux Island and the old Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge, and the transitway in two directions: leading into the city and also leading away from the city alongside Scott Street (but shooting more or less into the sun).
These images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line, a method known as kite aerial photography or KAP for short.
Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau (Hull) on the left.
Aerial view of the transitway (left) leading into the Ottawa city skyline. Albert Street/Wellington Street on the right.
Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left.
Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. Bayview Transitway Station in the foreground.
Aerial view of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge and me.
You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Lebreton Flats at Bayview Transitway Station – October 30, 2011.
© Rob Huntley
Watts Creek Pathway is a bicycle path running from Ottawa’s west end to Kanata. These photographs were taken using Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
Bridge over a creek on Watts Creek Pathway, Ottawa, Ontario. I’m not even sure if this is the actual Watts Creek; there are several that the bike path crosses. This is the view westward towards Kanata.
Closer view of the bridge.
Railroad tracks cross the bike path.
Self portrait of Doug and myself on Watts Creek Pathway, Ottawa, Ontario. Doug was just riding by and discovered me trying desperately to launch the kite in a low wind situation. Obviously we finally succeeded.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-27 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.