I don’t think this race is run any more in the Ottawa area but I have seen it elsewhere. This shot was taken as a print, before the digital days. I scanned it some time ago but I have since reworked it with some digital tweaking in PhotoShop.
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Hartwell Locks are on the Rideau Canal system, just upstream from Dow’s Lake in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are next to Carleton University, and many commuting students (bike, skates or on foot) have to cross these locks. The locks throughout the system are manually operated. The Rideau Waterway system extends from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
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Hartwell Locks are on the Rideau Canal system, just upstream from Dow’s Lake in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are next to Carleton University and the Central Canada Experimental Farm of Agriculture Canada. Many commuting students (bike, skates or on foot) have to cross these locks. The locks throughout the system are manually operated. The Rideau Waterway system extends from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario.
These photographs were taken using Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
Overhead view of Hartwell Locks.
A boat going through Hartwell Locks.
Looking north from Hartwell Locks down the Rideau Canal towards Dow’s Lake with the city of Ottawa in the distance. Carleton University is on the right and the Arboretum of the Experimental Farm is on the left.
Looking south down the Rideau Canal from Hartwell Lock. Carleton University is on the left and the Experimental Farm is on the right. In the distance are several residential towers near Hogs Back (Meadowlands Drive and Prince of Wales Drive).
Carleton University and Hartwell Locks on the Rideau Canal system.
The Experimental Farm of Agriculture Canada when viewed from high above Hartwell Locks.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-29 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.
Always double check your settings before launching your camera before launching it for an hour. I believed I had set the camera correctly at home before leaving but was wrong. This session was shot incorrectly at aperture f8 (aperture priority) making shutter speeds considerably slower than I would have preferred. This error resulted in a number of images with slight motion blur making them appear out of focus. They had to be discarded, particularly those when the sun disappeared behind cloud. F4 or lower would have been more appropriate.
This was a group KAP, to coincide with the California KAP weekend. Our part in trying to promote a worldwide KAP weekend and three of us got together: myself,
and Carl (kapercarl)
(Incidentally a Worldwide KAP Weekend did get “off the ground” several weeks later first weekend in May on which I will report later.)
Here are a few of the images harvested this session. These pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
Merrickville, Ontario. The Rideau Canal locks can be seen at the centre right of the picture.This is beside the Rideau River.
Ayling’s Marina, Merrickville, Ontario. This is the Rideau River.
Upstream part of the Ayling’s Marina at Merrickville, Ontario.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-18 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.