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Under The Wharf 1
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Water droplets on the reflective contoured metal surface of an art sculpture in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is an urban teapot sculpture by Noel Harding at the corner of Kent Street and Slater Street.
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Well my blog has been idle for quite awhile. But I’ve been quite active taking photos. So in an effort to revitalize things here I’ve joined the project365 group on Flickr where you take a picture a day and you “try” to post there soon afterwards. Now the idea is to post it here on the blog as well.
Day 1: Water droplets on the reflective contoured metal surface of an art sculpture in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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My second KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) outing was to Brewer Park, or Brewer Skate Park as it is referred to in winter. The Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club hosted the Long Track Olympic Style and Mass Start Provincial Championships (January 19 and 20, 2008).
Brewer Park is situated on the north side of the Rideau River near the Bronson Avenue bridge and across Bronson Avenue from Carleton University.
Here are a few of my photographs taken using my camera in the sky:
This is an overview of the speed skating oval at Brewer Skate Park. Several outdoor hockey rinks can also be seen in the background.
The pulley suspension system usually helps the camera rig stay remarkably level. There are exceptions as you can see. I thought the perspective on this was interesting. Skating uphill is definitely harder than skating downhill. The turns can be tricky on the descent however. 🙂
The skaters are just coming into view at the top left and two of my photography buddies, Bruce Amos and Greg O’Leary-Hartwick, are poised for the action. You can get unexpected lines and patterns when shooting from the air.
One of the baseball diamonds is adjacent to the speed skating oval. The back fence complements the curves of the path and the skating rink.
Additionally I took a few images on the ground beforehand, but when the weather became more favourable (stopped snowing), I decided to get into KAP mode. Here are a few of the shots I took at ground level:
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-2 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.