Today was the 18th annual Nelson Kite Festival. The weather was very changeable. The wind kept coming and going, changing direction. There were periods of warm sunny weather, and torrentail downpours, all in the same afternoon. I got a few aerial photos, had a bit of a spin in my kite buggy and flew my little stunt kite for a while, so I was happy.
These guys live in the river beside my place. I feed them scraps most evenings and they are getting pretty tame. The same ones show up every day and I can recognise most of the individuals. It's a nice way to relax at the end of the day.
I revisited Nelson's newest skate park this afternoon. The first kite aerial photography shoot there turned up a couple of keepers, but it's always worth going back to a subject like this, on another day, with different wind, different light, and experience. Today I used a different camera as well. I put the SLR rig up there and got some high res shots.
I went for a bike ride to Cable Bay this evening with the intention of doing some kite aerial photography. I only succeeded in getting my kite caught in a tree, which I then had to climb, and untie the bridle lines to the kite to get it back. So no aerial photos, but this shot was taken from the road on my way back home looking across the estuary toward Delaware Bay.