New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Aerial view of couple and their shadows on a beach in Mexico.
Self portraits of Jayne and myself. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico. This was taken in January 2008 and I have reworked the image to exclude the kite line.
This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
The annual celebration of WestFest in the Westboro community of Ottawa where I live takes place this weekend (June 11, 12 & 13, 2010). Among many other things, WestFest includes a small gallery with 1 art piece by each of the members of the West End Studio Tour (W.E.S.T.).
The West End Studio Tour takes place in September every year and promotes itself in advance during WestFest. Besides the gallery, there is a display tent to encourage art with children with face painting, caricature drawing and art trading cards.
This will be the first year that I will be participating as an artist in the tour. Thus I have place a piece in the WestFest Gallery located in the chapel of All Saints Anglican Church at 347 Richmond Road.
A 16″ x 20″ framed and matted print of the following image of mine can be viewed there:
A Walk on the Beach – Lines in the Sand
It is an overhead shot of beach and ocean with a couple walking beside their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
This KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) outing took place on January 26, 2008 while vacationing in Huatulco, Mexico. Huatulco is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the south part of the country in Oaxaca State. The coastline generally faces to the south, not the west as the coast nears towards Central America. Towards the Eastern part of Huatulco is Residencial Conejos, a residential community. A trail takes you further eastward to Playa Arena, a virtually deserted beach, although the footprints give away the fact that there are occasional visitors. There are three consecutive beaches as you head eastwards, the third one being the most frequented one, with road access, a few fishing boats and a small, very basic local restaurant. Behind the first beach, where I did this KAP session, there is a small plantation of coconut palms and papayas. This visit was during the dry season, and the trees are devoid of foliage. Apparently the rainy season shows a marked contrast in lushness of the vegetation. I’ll have to go back at a different time of year I guess.
Here are a few of the pictures I took from my skyhook camera: