Notes on Kite Aerial Photography: Photo Gallery

The Conservatory in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

The Conservatory (34K jpg, Canon 24-mm, May 1997).

go to location mapThe east end of Golden Gate Park is home to a fine old glasshouse with Victorian overtones. This flower conservatory is part exhibit and part production greenhouse supporting other areas of the park. A friend had requested images of the Conservatory for use in an article so I shot a roll while the boys rollerbladed. In the beginning the wind was not particularly consistent so I ended up flying the kite for a hour before sending up the rig.

As is often the case the park was crowded that Sunday. It is interesting that what seemed like a very dense crowd from the ground ended up seeming quite sparse from the sky.

A wide view to the west and an oblique of the Conservatory (29K jpg left and 37K jpg right, Canon 24-mm, May 1997).

Once the camera was up the wind seemed to fill in nicely. I settled for the light available during the midday hours though I generally prefer light from the edge of the day.

The Conservatory is currently closed to the public due to damage from a major winter storm a year or so ago. The planting beds in front of the glasshouse are covered in plastic in preparation for Spring planting.

Additional views of the Conservatory (31K jpg left and 38K jpg right, Canon 24-mm, May 1997).


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