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 2013-5 – 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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KAP 2013-3 – Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia .

Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia .

A recent four week trip to Australia provided several opportunities for kite aerial photography. This second session was in on Cape Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island. We were en route to watch the Penguin Parade where every evening hundreds of the smallest penguins in the world, Little Blue Penguins (aka Fairy Penguins) come out of the water and head for burrows on shore.

Cape Woolamai Beach was mainly a sand beach but there was some rocky shoreline interspersed as one approached the end of the cape. There were also sand dunes that evolved into cliffs the further you went towards the end of the cape. This was one of my favourite KAP sessions from the holiday and I was really happy with the landscapes and the straight down aerial abstracts that I was fortunate to obtain in the camera.

Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract straight down aerial view where sandy beach meets rocky shore at Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract straight down aerial view where sandy beach meets rocky shore at Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

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

Visit my website gallery Cape Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia – KAP 2013-3 – February 10, 2013 to see more images from this session.

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Overhead – Couple on Beach

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Overhead shot of beach and ocean. Couple walking and their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico.
Overhead shot of beach and ocean. Couple walking and their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of grackles on sand dune fence. Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

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