Aerial photos of the Ottawa River on display at the offices of Ottawa Riverkeeper

I have recently been invited to display 5 photographs in the entranceway to the offices of the Ottawa Riverkeeper – ottawariverkeeper.ca
These are kite aerial phographs of the Ottawa River. This exhibit will be on display for a six month period, to the end of May.

The offices are above Trailhead on the third floor. So the next time you drop by the Trailhead store, go through the office entrance at the left and up to the third floor to room 301.
Nov 20, 2012 to approx. May 31, 2013
Ottawa Riverkeeper
301-1960 Scott Street
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 8L8

Here are the 5 images on display (captions courtesy of Alexandra Brett of the Ottawa Riverkeeper):

Chaudiere Falls aerial panorama including the former E.B. Eddy property, the city of Gatineau across the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings in the distance at the top right.

The view across the Ottawa River at the former E.B. Eddy paper mill shows the once-thundering Chaudière Falls tamed by dams and diversions. Over 60 m wide, and with a drop of 15 m, the falls powered the growth of Hull (seen across the river) and the City of Ottawa from 1800 onward. Two hydro stations still operate on Chaudière Falls.
April 25, 2010.
18” x 36” Framed Print

Aerial panorama photograph of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge, Ottawa River.

The City of Ottawa draws its drinking water from the Ottawa River. The Lemieux Island Plant, seen here, is one of two water-treatment facilities run by the City. Ottawa’s drinking water is rated as some of the safest in the world, but damage to the river caused by sewage, pollution, dams and shoreline destruction put our drinking water at risk.
April 25, 2010.
18” x 36” Framed Print

Rugged shoreline in winter at Deschenes Rapids near Aylmer, Quebec. This is the Ottawa River, near Ottawa, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

Over 90% of a river’s life depends on the first few metres next to the shore, the area most likely to be damaged by riverside development. Maintaining natural shorelines with trees and shrubs – as seen here at Deschênes Rapids – helps stabilize banks and protect the river from pollutants and sediment in storm water.
March 23, 2008.
16” x 20” Framed Print

Sailboats at Rest - Aerial view of sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Cropped from a larger image.  This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

The Ottawa River hosts 10 yacht clubs in the Ottawa-Gatineau region alone. Canoes, kayaks, power boats – even Olympic-class rowing shells – also ply the river’s many reaches and bays. Here, sailboats at Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa’s west end quietly await their next regatta.
May 24, 2008.
16” x 20” Framed Print

'Round the Point - Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

A sailboat on the Ottawa River passes Pinhey’s Point, part of Pinhey’s Point Historical Site. The estate, built in 1820 by Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey, has been preserved as a museum. The Ottawa River is home to 8 national historic sites and numerous pioneer villages, interpretive centres, community museums and historic houses.
November 9, 2011
24″ x 36″ Framed Canvas Print

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KAP 2011-18 – Pinhey’s Point, Ottawa River – November 9, 2011

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

This was my third kite aerial photography session at Pinhey’s Point. The Pinhey’s Point Foundation is a group which has indicated an interest in my photography with the prospect of doing a demonstration and photo display next summer. Thus, I have incentive to return from time to time. This time I went with the hope for some fall colour remaining and early enough in the day to have the front of the building (river-facing side) illuminated with morning light. Being late in the year with the sun in the south east, 10:00 a.m. was not early enough as the front was already in shadow. However, the lighting was diffused enough this day that the shadows were not too harsh and the results were pretty good in my opinion.

I was accompanied during this session by friend and photographer Bruce Amos. Together we represented 2/3 of our Photo Boyz trio. Hey Murray, next time maybe?

Pinhey’s Point is on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, just upstream from Ottawa (Kanata) near the small village of Dunrobin. It is an 88 acre heritage site administered by the City of Ottawa. For more information visit the Pinhey’s Point website.

These images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

The kite line and the photographer are visible in several images.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Footprint. Straight down aerial photograph straight down view of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Footprint. Straight down aerial photograph straight down view of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Roofline view. Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Roofline view. Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Pinhey’s Point, Ottawa River – November 9, 2011.

© Rob Huntley

KAP 2011-11 – Pinhey’s Point – September 27, 2011

This session took place at Pinhey’s Point which is a heritage property and public park on the Ottawa River, upstream from Ottawa and the community of Kanata, not far from the village of Dunrobin.

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

Aerial Photograph of the Heritage Property and Park at Pinhey's Point

Aerial Photograph of the Heritage Property and Park at Pinhey's Point

Pinhey's Point Heritage Property -  Low level aerial view using kite aerial photography (KAP)

Pinhey's Point Heritage Property - Low level aerial view using kite aerial photography (KAP)

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point on the Ottawa River

Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point on the Ottawa River

KAPnRob and friend Ted.  Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

KAPnRob and friend Ted. Aerial photograph of Pinhey's Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Pinhey’s Point – September 27, 2011.

© Rob Huntley