Go Fly a Kite!
November 26, 2003 5:31 AM   Subscribe

Wonderful post! It's amazing how everything flattens to one plane when the horizon isn't included.

I'm reminded of a fellow I knew in Florida who did aerial photography from a powered parachute. One of my faves from his were these dogs on the beach. Unfortunately I can't find his site.

I did find this one though, where it may be buried.
posted by yoga at 5:57 AM on November 26, 2003

Well, I know what my next project is.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:05 AM on November 26, 2003

Kite photographs seem to make a good web show, recurring and growing, from one year ago, and three.
posted by liam at 6:38 AM on November 26, 2003

Dammit. And one of them was Matt's too. (But how come searching for "kite aerial photography" since day one turns up this thread but not his? Oh well.)
posted by rory at 6:58 AM on November 26, 2003

dang, that's cool!
posted by drobot at 6:59 AM on November 26, 2003

Kiting is a newer obsession of mine and I've been itching to try KAP since I first heard about it a few years ago... I just have a hard time a.) coming up with the funding and b.) dangling an expensive camera and gear a hundred feet off the ground and letting it get buffeted around by wind.
posted by KnitWit at 7:15 AM on November 26, 2003

[this is very good]
posted by moonbird at 7:21 AM on November 26, 2003

Nice post!
posted by shoepal at 7:39 AM on November 26, 2003

posted by ed at 7:56 AM on November 26, 2003

Excellent links!
posted by marvin at 10:03 AM on November 26, 2003

Very nifty post! And yoga, I like the dogs on the beach too.
posted by lobakgo at 10:15 AM on November 26, 2003

I think it's fine to post new sites, and even just new URLs, for this stuff, rory. It's a cool subgenre that gets more attention on the web than it would in any other way. I'll save my crankiness for when someone links to the USA Today article about the new book of Kite Photographs.
posted by liam at 10:51 AM on November 26, 2003

My brother is into photography and also kites. I wonder if he does this? I shall have to tuck it away as a potential conversation topic during one of those long awkward pauses will be sure to occur during Christmas vacation.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:52 PM on November 26, 2003

Back in the day some had to make due with super 8mm cameras and model rockets.
posted by gluechunk at 3:53 PM on November 26, 2003

fantastique post as i never even knew this existed and now i can say "Hey, i see my house from here"
posted by NGnerd at 10:26 PM on November 26, 2003

[Excellent post] Pretty photos and a very strong "because it's cool" factor.

The model rocket camera in gluechunk's post is very interesting. Space pictures man, like from space.
posted by rudyfink at 2:15 AM on November 27, 2003

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