Looking Down on Your Neighbours


High as a Kite

Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite.
Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil
or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

- Theodor Geisel

Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.

- Lauren Bacall

Kite-assisted photography (KAP) has been around for a long time, but modern equipment allows for greater control of the pictures than ever before.  I had intended to summarise the hobby briefly here, but, frankly, if you're really interested, there is much detail to absorb.  A web search will turn up what you need - the website referred to under the photo immediately below is a great place to begin.  Some of the photographs on some of the sites I looked at were hardly better than climbing to the top of the nearest hill (if there is one).  But some of the photos are breathtaking - lighthouses, castles, monuments - things you would not be able to/could not afford to fly a helicopter, light plane or hot-air balloon over.

It's worth a taste - if you like photography, adventure, beauty - why not check it out?


Source: arch.ced.berkeley.edu  from their gallery.  Comments to author: crisp@socrates.berkeley.edu.  All content, graphics and images contained throughout are © 1995 - 2003 by Charles C Benton

One nice thing about this photo is that is makes nice patterns in Photoshop:



Soft Plastic

I would've added lots more - but the original photo is so detailed, the derivatives can't really be compressed to upload without losing too much detail, so I stopped here.

When Highs Become Lows...

Source: dockera.com

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