My previous Photo Boyz piece was about the 2nd outing by our threesome. I’ve decided to backtrack and cover outing number one for the sake of completeness and hopefully we will sporadically move forward from here with further sessions. Photo Boyz includes Bruce Amos, Murray McComb and myself.
Our first time out was on September 17, 2009 and it preceded one of our monthly beverage nights. Murray proposed that we join him two hours beforehand at Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa where he was going to experiment with sunset action shots of kayaker John Ferguson. Bruce and I tagged along and tried to get action of the action shooter. I took my kite aerial gear but as luck would have it conditions did not favour getting the camera anywhere near the subject so I moved on to other stuff.
Here is a selection of the shots we took that evening.
Solitary Paddler at Sunset © Murray McComb
Roll with the Times. © Murray McComb
Roll with the times. © Murray McComb
Murray and John going for the shot. © Bruce Amos
Murray and John checking the results. © Bruce Amos
Kite-flying Rob trying to manoeuvre in without getting wet.
© Bruce Amos
Far from the action. An east wind would have been nice.
© Rob Huntley
Rob, Bruce, Murray and John. © Rob Huntley
Sunset from Mooney's Bay. © Rob Huntley
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Mooney’s Bay Beach and Park on the Rideau River during the spring thaw. The terrain is quite flat here and with having had very deep snow this year the area was essentially almost a metre deep in slush. It was quite the wet experience, especially when crossing the open area near the small bridges. The bridges were amongst trees, so to avoid kite line tangles I had to cross the buried streams themselves, sinking down through the slush to water level. The things we do for a photograph. These photographs were taken with Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
Mooney’s Bay beach on the Rideau River in Ottawa, Ontario.
The park at Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario. Across the river in line with the apartment towers is the location of the Rideau Canoe Club.
Tree and shadows in the park at Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario.
Path and lamp post in the park at Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario.
Overhead view of the bleachers (grandstand) at the Terry Fox multipurpose field (soccer, football, track) which is located beside the park at Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-17 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.