Notes on Kite Aerial Photography: Photo Gallery
The winter half of the year brings us depressingly shorter days but also seems to compensate with skies that are altogether more interesting (14K jpg, Canon 24-mm, November 1997).
days are ending mighty early in late November. This shot was
taken around 4 pm while picking the boys up in Richmond. A cold
front had recently moved through leaving a nice set of
warm-colored cumulous clouds behind.
Earlier in the day I had
a chance to take some images of the view toward the east and
southeast from above the yacht club. These shots show the ridge
of Point Richmond on the left and the sea walls protecting the
marina on the right.
Views in a generally easterly direction from high above the yacht club (44K jpg left and 28K jpg right, Canon 24-mm, November 1997).
The yacht club is housed
in a two-story building situated in an inland corner of the
marina. The docks immediately adjacent to the club house provide
room for rigging and launching the small sailing dingies while
the club's decks provide the perfect perch to watch this
activity. In the left shot below I am flying from the adjacent
parking lot in a very pleasant smooth breeze. The air near the
waterfront is often a delight and this wind is quite modest
(around 10 mph) but steady. This is the time of year when our
winds are generally low so I've been flying the larger kites of
late. In this case I have the Sutton 30 aloft and it is ideal for
couple of views of the yacht club's decks (43K jpg left and 39K
jpg right, Canon 24-mm, November 1997).
The yacht club's front parking lot and boat yard (47K jpg, Canon 50-mm, November 1997).
This image is unusual. For the
first time in months I used the Canon 50-mm, f1.8 lens for KAP
images. I have developed a habit of lofting wide angle lenses and
recently realized that I have not really explored those of longer
focal length. I pledge to do so during the next few months. This shot shows the parking area
adjacent the the front of the yacht club and the boat storage
yard beyond it. Sails are drying on the small patch of lawn.
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