KAP 2013-2 – Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Albert Park and the Melbourne skyline. Melbourne, Australia.

Albert Park and the Melbourne skyline. Melbourne, Australia.

A recent four week trip to Australia provided several opportunities for kite aerial photography. This first session was in Melbourne at Albert Park near the St. Kilda area of the city. I chose the location because it was near our hotel in St. Kilda and I anticipated skyline shots of the City of Melbourne with the large pond in the foreground. Unknown to me at the time is that fact that this park is periodically the site of Formula 1 racing, the Australian Grand Prix. Organizers were in the process of setting up the “Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit” and I was able to shoot some of the fixtures while I was there. Albert Park is also the site of several cricket pitches and soccer fields as well as a golf course.

Formula 1 Preparations. Kite aerial photograph - Melbourne’s Albert Park street circuit is being set up for the opening round of the 2013 Formula One World Championship. The race takes place March 14-17, 2013. Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Formula 1 Preparations. Kite aerial photograph – Melbourne’s Albert Park street circuit is being set up for the opening round of the 2013 Formula One World Championship. The race takes place March 14-17, 2013. Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Visit my website gallery Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia – KAP 2013-2 – February 9, 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 2011-16 – Lebreton Flats at Bayview Transitway Station – October 30, 2011

This session was planned to take advantage of the late afternoon light shining on the Ottawa Skyline. The view is always great when driving along the Ottawa River Parkway towards the city over the rise at the level of Lemieux Island and the Bayview Transitway Station. So I made the goal of this outing to make low-level aerial images of the nicely lit skyline with the Ottawa River Parkway providing lead-in lines. The wind was great for the FLED with fully remote rig. I took advantage of the location to also take shots of the Bayview Transitway Station, Lemieux Island and the old Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge, and the transitway in two directions: leading into the city and also leading away from the city alongside Scott Street (but shooting more or less into the sun).

These images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line, a method known as kite aerial photography or KAP for short.

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau (Hull) on the left.

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau (Hull) on the left.

Aerial view of the transitway (left) leading into the Ottawa city skyline. Albert Street/Wellington Street on the right.

Aerial view of the transitway (left) leading into the Ottawa city skyline. Albert Street/Wellington Street on the right.

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left.

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left.

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. Bayview Transitway Station in the foreground.

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. Bayview Transitway Station in the foreground.

Aerial view of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge and me.

Aerial view of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge and me.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Lebreton Flats at Bayview Transitway Station – October 30, 2011.

© Rob Huntley