Saskatchewan Aerial Photography

In June I attended the Windscape Kite Festival as and invited ‘celebrity flyer’ in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It was my second time invited (last time was in 2011). It gave my wife and I an opportunity to have a mini-holiday out west and we took an extra week exploring southern Saskatchewan in day trips from our accommodation at McMaster Manor Bed & Breakfast near Lafleche, SK. A number of aerial sessions were undertaken. There were also a couple of disappointments where I was at ideal locations with insufficient wind. You win some, you lose some!

Here is a sample from the several locations where I flew my kite aerial gear. Click through to the galleries on my website to see many more images from each session.

 

Windscape Kite Festival – Swift Current, SK

The festival was two days on the last weekend in June. I was there as an invited guest to demonstrate Kite Aerial Photography. The wind was overpowering much of the time for most of the kite flyers including myself and rain was frequent. Regardless, a number of good images were obtained during three sessions when the bad conditions softened.

Windscape Kite Festival 2016 - Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Octopus kites at the Windscape Kite Festival 2016 in Swift Current, SK.

 

Swift Current Railway Lines

Since the kite festival proceedings didn’t begin until 10:00 am each day, I took the time one morning to do some aerial shots of the town of Swift Current and the freight railway lines running through the middle. Light was poor but it was my only opportunity and the images turned out pretty well.

Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

 

McMaster Manor Bed & Breakfast and Farm

We stayed 4 nights at this B&B near Lafleche, Saskatchewan. We used it as our home base to visit communities in the area and both the east and west blocks of Grasslands National Park. The wind was not kind to me on our day trips. I did, however get two good sessions at the farm property of the B&B. I would highly recommend staying there – great hosts and great part of the world. Just remember …. nothing is close by and that includes shops and restaurants.

McMaster Manor Bed and Breakfast and Farm.

The barn at McMaster Manor B&B in Lafleche, Saskatchewan

Farm furniture - silos, trucks and tractors.

Aerial view. Retired equipment put out to pasture.

 

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KAP 2015-9 – Karen’s Place

Karen's hobby farm. The main buildings and paddocks.

Karen’s hobby farm. The main buildings and paddocks.

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.

 

Karen's hobby farm from a distance.

Karen’s hobby farm from a distance.

Visit my website gallery Karen’s Place – KAP 2015-9 to see more images from this session.

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Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

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Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

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KAP 2013-17 – Amherst, Nova Scotia – April 23, 2013

Aerial photographof wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada highway runs in front of the turbines. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Aerial photograph of wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada highway runs in front of the turbines. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Anyone who has recently travelled to Nova Scotia on the Trans-Canada Highway has seen the wind farm at Amherst, Nova Scotia which is at the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In fact, the Nova Scotia visitor’s centre is a good place for viewing them. I chose to wander the dirt roads on the opposite side of the highway, which is part of the area used by Maritime Sod Ltd. for growing lawn turf. My shots of the turbines are quite distant but benefit from a foreground of rows of sod fields and the trans-canada highway itself. Also, I believe that one or two of my shots actually have all the wind turbines in the image which is another benefit from shooting from afar. I would like to get closer shots someday, and it would be interesting in the summer when the sod has turned green.

Aerial photographof wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of wind turbines near Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph. Amherst, Nova Scotia. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

Aerial photograph. Amherst, Nova Scotia. The fields are turf in spring, Maritime Sod Ltd.

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Visit my website gallery Amherst, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-17 to see more images from this session.

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Aerial Photograph of Rows of Strawberry Plants

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Aerial photograph of rows of strawberry plants at Shouldice Berry Farm.

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

Aerial photograph of rows of strawberry slants at Shouldice Berry Farm.

Aerial photograph of rows of strawberry slants at Shouldice Berry Farm.

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Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa – Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa.

This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa.

Aerial view of Highway 416 as it splits to connect with Highway 417 in the west end of Ottawa.

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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.

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