Kite Aerial Photography

In the past couple of posts I have mentioned Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).  We have a member in our kite club who enjoys KAP and has a reliable kite and the rig to hang a camera from it.  His is a very nice rig which, through the use of servos and a radio-controlled airplane controller, can aim the camera to some degree.  The camera is a not a fancy SLR with interchangeable lenses but an inexpensive point-and-shoot digital camera.  One that could fit in your pocket with no problem at all.  Although there is the desire to upgrade to a larger camera with more megapixels and a larger rig to hang it from.  The only two limiting factors, or so I’m told, are the batteries and the space on the memory card.  He will shoot until one or the other gives up.  The makes for a lot of photos and a lot of deletions at the end of the day.  The beauty of digital photography is that editing is easy.  So here are some examples of Kite Aerial Photography.  These photos were taken during the Mile Of Hope kite fly and sand castle building.  I think they are pretty amazing.

Fair Winds All.

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