Shoreline at Deschenes Rapids

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Overhead view of the rugged shoreline in winter at Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec. This image was taken using a camera suspended below a kite line – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP). The person in the picture is yours truly, flying the kite (the kite line has been removed in photoshop).

Overhead view of the rugged shoreline in winter at Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec.

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KAP 2008-28: Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 17, 2008.

This KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) session was abandoned after a few minutes due to rain. The few images I had in the camera had to be tilted, cropped and doctored significantly. Thus they may be significantly undersized if downloaded from my website.

Britannia beach and pier offer a lot more photographic opportunities for KAP at a later date. There is a large beach, park area, recreation building/restaurant concession, bike path, windsurfing at the end of the pier, sailboats in Britannia Bay from the neighbouring Britannia Yacht Club.

Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Lifeguard station, Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-28 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.

KAP 2008-22: Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 2, 2008.

The images in this post and in the related gallery on my website were taken during World Wide KAP Weekend which occurred May 2-5, 2008. This event was organized by the international Kite Aerial Photography community. More information about this group can be found in the Kite Aerial Photography photo pool on Flickr as well as the KAP Discussion Forum.

A book which includes 4 images from each participant has been published and is available at blurb.com

This was the second of 4 locations that I chose to photograph during this event (See also KAP 2008-21, KAP 2008-23, KAP 2008-24).
This session took place at the Britannia Yacht Club on the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario. This is at Deschênes Rapids, on the opposite side of the Ottawa River to the community of Deschênes, where KAP 2008-15 was done. As it is still early May, the snow has only just disappeared and the boats are still in their winter storage locations. Some have been uncovered and owners are starting to do their spring tune-ups and upkeep. Several owners have parked their cars beside their boats.

Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Boats in winter storage.

Boats in winter storage. Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Deschênes Rapids.

Deschênes Rapids, Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.

Docks at Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Another overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.

Overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Self-portrait. Britannia Yacht Club.

Self-portrait. Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-22 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.

KAP 2008-15: Deschênes Rapids on the Ottawa River near Aylmer Québec, Canada. March 23, 2008.

The Deschênes Rapids are in the Ottawa River at the community of Deschênes near Aylmer, Québec. This is directly across the river from Britannia at the yacht club and the filtration plant near Mud Lake. There are some ruins in the rapids between the Quebec shoreline and the large island. These ruins are a popular photographic spot as well as a place for whitewater kayaking (beside the ruins, not through them since there are apparently dangerous hazards including metal rebar). This KAP outing (kite aerial photography) took place from the shoreline near the ruins on the Quebec side of the river.

These are the ruins in the Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec. This is a downstream view to the east of the Ottawa River, with some of suburban Ottawa in the background on the Ontario side of the river:

The ruins at Deschenes Rapids in the Ottawa River,

These are the Deschenes Rapids, divided by a large island and extending across to the Ontario side at Britannia Yacht Club:

Deschenes Rapids in the Ottawa River.

Rugged shoreline in winter at Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec. This is the Ottawa River, near Ottawa, Ontario. Self-portrait plus a piece of the kite line:

Rugged shoreline of the Ottawa River at Deschenes Rapids.

This is a view of the Ottawa River looking westwards (upstream) from high overhead the Deschenes Rapids:

Ottawa River looking westward (upstream) from the Deschenes Rapids.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-15 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.