Under The Wharf 1

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Under The Wharf 1

Under The Wharf 1

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KAP 2013-16 – Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick – April 22, 2013

Confederation Bridge at sunset. Aerial photograph at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

Confederation Bridge at sunset. Aerial photograph at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

The Confederation Bridge joins Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick.

I had pondered the idea of doing kite aerial photography at sunset at the Confederation Bridge during this whole trip out east. I was heading in the right direction during my previous session (see KAP 2013-15) a few kilometers down the coast. However, having had such a poor time the with lack of wind, I arrived at the bridge expecting to just do some tripod shots while scoping the site out for a potential future KAP session. As the sun was quickly disappearing and I was standing over my tripod-mounted SLR it suddenly hit me ….. literally! WIND! What was I doing with my tripod when I had ideal conditions for KAPping the bridge. Time was of the essence as I ran back to the car, grabbed my FLED kite and camera rig and dashed back to the west side of the bridge. The angle of the wind was perfect to send the kite diagonally away from the bridge and over the water.

Realizing that I had only 10 to 15 minutes of light I exercised poor judgement in assuming that the bright light reflecting from the bridge would require my normal daylight settings on the camera. In hindsight I should have taken a few extra seconds to check. I sent the camera quite high first and then brought it down for lower shots. With no video feedback (video downlink broken for this trip) I failed to realize that a) the exposure setting was too low and b) initially the high flying camera had spun itself around to the opposite direction. When I brought the camera down a bit to do some lower aspect shots I realized it was pointing the wrong way and corrected it. But by now I was underexposing my shots by more than two stops.

The results, after trying to improve exposure in photoshop, are very grainy images of the bridge. The images of the sunset are not too bad, but those were not my objective. Only a couple of the bridge shots are good enough to illustrate what a beautiful subject I was dealing with.

Live and learn!

Confederation Bridge at sunset. Aerial photograph at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

Confederation Bridge at sunset. Aerial photograph at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

Aerial photograph of the sunset from the vantage point of high above the Confederation Bridge. The New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

Aerial photograph of the sunset from the vantage point of high above the Confederation Bridge. The New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge.

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

Visit my website gallery Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick – KAP 2013-16 – April 22, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-15 – Tidal Flats near Bayfield, New Brunswick – April 22, 2013

Aerial photograph. Tidal flats along the Northumberland Strait near Bayfield New Brunswick.

Aerial photograph. Tidal flats along the Northumberland Strait near Bayfield New Brunswick.

I had greater expectations for this session but nevertheless ended up with a couple of nice images.

When I arrived at this location the tidal flats extended for hundreds of meters. It was a patchwork of red sands and blue puddles, complemented by the light blue of the sky and a hint of the Confederation Bridge in the distance. The wind had been strong further along the coast but for some reason was dead here. I played around and teased my Levitation Light Delta kite into the air and attached my lowest weight rig, designed for autoKAP. The kite flew but the rig hovered just above ground level. After over an hour of time-wasting like this I decided to walk to middle of the sand bar, launch the gear there and then walk back towards my starting point. This achieved several minutes of lift in which I snapped a few dozen images before the gear drifted down to the ground. I repeated the exercise a couple of times. This way I did manage some nice images but with time having passed, the tide had risen considerably and most of the beautiful patchwork of sand and water was covered by the sea.

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

Aerial photograph. Confederation bridge and foreground tidal flats along the Northumberland Strait near Bayfield New Brunswick.

Aerial photograph. Confederation bridge and foreground tidal flats along the Northumberland Strait near Bayfield New Brunswick.

Visit my website gallery Tidal Flats near Bayfield, New Brunswick – KAP 2013-15 – April 22, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-14 – Pugwash, Nova Scotia – April 22, 2013

Aerial photograph. Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Pugwash is a small village on the Northumberland Strait shore of Nova Scotia. Many years ago our family had a short holiday at a friend’s cottage not too far from Pugwash and this town was the local hub for essential supplies. It is also the home of one of the Windsor Salt salt mines.

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

Aerial photograph. Salt mine of Windsor Salt. Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Salt mine of Windsor Salt. Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Pugwash Basin and Pugwash Harbour - Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Pugwash Basin and Pugwash Harbour – Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Pugwash Basin - Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph. Pugwash Basin – Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Visit my website gallery Pugwash, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-14 – April 22, 2013 to see more images from this session.

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KAP 2013-9 – Prospect, Nova Scotia – April 1, 2013

Aerial photograph of Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photograph of Prospect, Nova Scotia

I love the setting of this village. Winter has just left the area making the much of the terrain look dead. I’m sure a much different picture can be obtained in the summer and the winter. I hope to return at other times of year.

A big thank-you goes out to Bill Wilson, a Halifax area Flickr contact, for helping me resolve equipment issues in order to get this session done. Two days earlier I had been to Peggy’s Cove and here to Prospect. The winds were very strong that day but with the attitude “You don’t get if you don’t try” I boldly set up to fly at both places. At Peggy’s Cove I regretted the move in having a major fight to bring the kite back down. Later, at Prospect, thinking the wind had dropped a bit, I proceeded to snap the horizontal spar of my FLED while in the process of setting up when a gust set the kite out of control with only a metre of line out. I almost always carry spare spars when travelling, but not on this occasion when I was only in Halifax for a few days. Bill responded to my pleas and helped me out with what I needed. Thus, here I was back at Prospect with a repaired kite and ideal KAP conditions.

Aerial photograph of a lobster fisherman checking traps at Prospect, Nova Scotia.

Aerial photograph of a lobster fisherman checking traps at Prospect, Nova Scotia.

Aerial view of a lobster boat at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial view of a lobster boat at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photographh of the rocky shoreline at Prospect, Nova Scotia

Aerial photographh of the rocky shoreline at Prospect, Nova Scotia

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

Visit my website gallery Prospect, Nova Scotia – KAP 2013-9 – April 1, 2013 to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-6 – Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

A recent four week trip to Australia provided several opportunities for kite aerial photography. Hervey Bay was the town where we stayed to enable a day trip to Fraser Island. Hervey Bay itself is quite a nice place and would have merited a longer stay. I did get time to have a KAP session at the Hervey Bay Boat Club before leaving. The boat club is in Urangan Harbour. This was my 5th kite aerial photography session of this trip to Australia.

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

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Aerial photograph, Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Visit my website gallery KAP 2013-6 – Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia to see more images from this session.

Images from this session are available for licensing through Latitude Image, a stock photography agency specializing in aerial stock images. Click the website gallery link above for more information.

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KAP 2013-5 – Tallow Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

A recent four week trip to Australia provided several opportunities for kite aerial photography. Byron Bay is one place we stayed for a few days. It is a community that seems to attract hippie wannabees, both young and old. It’s a nice place to visit but for us the weather was, shall we say, mixed.

My fourth Australian KAP session was at Tallow Beach, not far from Byron Bay but on the opposite side of Cape Byron and the Byron Lighthouse. Cape Byron, by the way, is the easternmost point in Australia. I went to Tallow Beach with the hope of getting beach landscapes as well as views of the cape and lighthouse. With weather continuing to be “iffy” I spent a fair amount of time with the kite on the ground. The rain stayed away but I was sensing that I might be allergic to lightning so I was being cautious. I didn’t see any lightning but there were some pretty dark clouds and you are only allowed one chance of getting it wrong. The worst clouds were nearest the cape so I didn’t venture close for very long and I didn’t fly too high. Consequently I didn’t get the type of lighthouse shots I had been planning for. Distant shots of the cape suffered from the poor lighting under the grey conditions. I spent much time trying to capture beach aerials of people walking and jogging by. It was easier to judge the lighting conditions in the area immediate around me and I was keeping the gear low.

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

Couple and shadows on beach viewed from directly above. Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Couple and shadows on beach viewed from directly above. Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Straight down aerial image of the beach and surf. Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Straight down aerial image of the beach and surf. Tallow Beach near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Visit my website gallery KAP 2013-5 – Tallow Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia to see more images from this session.

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