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More from last weekend's Kite Festival. The first four were all taken within less than one minute, I was quite pleased with them. And they were taken deliberately with square crops in mind.
I'll be curious to see how this fares, because I suspect that the thumbnail won't convey very much.
I've never done anything like this before, it was an interesting exercise. Any tips will be appreciated, in case I get another opportunity.
The last image took quite a few attempts. I suspect that it may get its own Silly Sunday airing some time...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2012 - 1:48 PM
Focal Length:38mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Kite squares
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:5 Oct 2012 - 8:20 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Sports / action
Votes:64
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64539 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:29 AM

I just couldn't help going "Wheeeeeeeeeeee" looking at these. Then a quick "snort" at the end. Grin

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8333 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:30 AM

Like aerial sea serpents, with their horizontal black and white banding. Beautifully imagined and timed. And v5 is just the icing on the cake. Excellent.

Regards.

Bob

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 - 8:33 AM

Interesting set of images well captured

Bob

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

I do like the last one Moira....... Suspended animation..that's not to say I didn't like the others.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:41 AM

Thanks early birds. After a bit of dithering, I've added the Specialist / abstract tag, because I do see these as abstracts - the shapes created by the streamers.
The skill in creating these shapes is amazing, and the display took place in wind that was apparently a lot stronger than would be acceptable for competitions.
Moira

morpheus1955
5 Oct 2012 - 8:45 AM

Brilliant set of image Moira, very well done,

Hugh

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:52 AM

SmileLots of movement well captured Moira! W hat can I say about v5 ... SmileSmile
Ann

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:53 AM

Highly colourful in that sky !! Very entertaining images Moira.
Ron.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:14 AM

The Kite

How bright on the blue
Is a kite when it's new!

With a dive and a dip
It snaps its tail
Then soars like a ship
With only a sail

As over tides
Of wind it rides,

Climbs to the crest
Of a gust and pulls,
Then seems to rest
As wind falls.

When string goes slack
You wind it back

And run until
A new breeze blows
And its wings fill
And up it goes!

How bright on the blue
Is a kite when it's new!

But a raggeder thing
You never will see
When it flaps on a string
In the top of a tree.

Regards Nathan

franken
franken e2 Member 123176 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:23 AM

Amazing set Moira!

Ken

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:26 AM

Well framed beautiful curves and colours, the last one would work so aptly for a silly Sunday, as you say. I like them a lot, and I also like the poem added by Nathan.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:44 AM

Marvellous set Moira, I like the discord of V3 abut they are all very good indeed, even the chorus line in V5 for a bit of humour. Suspended animation may be the case.

I also love Nathan's poem, sounds a bit like John Betjeman.

Dougie

bright and breezy and wonderful fun. I once saw a display like this at Achmelvich in Assynt.

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:50 AM

Ohh, Mikbee's gonna love V5 !

A great set Moira, so very well taken.
I think V3 is my favourite here, it seems the most vibrant and exciting of the set, and yes, Nathan's poetry complements beautifully.

Last Modified By BarryC123 at 5 Oct 2012 - 9:52 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:55 AM

Thanks again folks. Bill favours V3 but I reckoned the lower kite wasn't quite sharp enough. I like the idea of discord though...
I'm not doing a lot here at the moment, my internet connection keeps disappearing. It's very frustrating when you've typed a comment and it disappears into the ether.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 5 Oct 2012 - 9:57 AM
cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:56 AM

Not to outdo Nathan/ poetry..... Smile


Quote: Oh, oh, oh!
Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

V5 needs an `adult' tag, methinks GrinGrin

surfinsurveyor
5 Oct 2012 - 10:32 AM

Good set of images. Versions 1-4 - what happens if you 'cut along the dotted lines' TongueWinkGrin

Keith

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 11:35 AM

What a wonderful set of images Moira - great against that wonderful sky SmileSmile
Helen

twelvemegs
5 Oct 2012 - 12:31 PM

Super set of kite shots Moira.
I just love the energy they portray.

David

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:34 PM

A fab' fun set Moira, I like the shapes created by the tails, almost hearts in V1 and the 'S' in V3 - V5 must have it's own upload for Silly Sunday Wink

Sarah *

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:06 PM

I think you might have guessed Moira,that V5 would be my favourite.
Taking the expression,''wind in my sails'' to new heights here !!
I think I will take this kite flying up as a new hobby.
It will be the only chance I get pulling at a ladies G-strings nowadays !!
Mick.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I think we were all waiting for you to find V5, Mick.
Thanks again everyone.
Moira

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:52 PM

A splendid collection--full of movement!

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2898 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 2:57 PM

Lovely set. Analogue manipulation at its finest.


Willie

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 3:21 PM

Very unusual...but a brilliant set, Moira, love 'em! Smile V5's definitely a Silly Sunday shot! WinkTrev Smile

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
5 Oct 2012 - 4:09 PM

this is beautiful...

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:15 PM

5 super shots.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:27 PM

I'd love to see them try and do a 'bow' Grin v1 definitely the best shape in the frame. I might have said v5 for the shape, but the cellulite is a bit prominent TongueGrinGrin

Dave

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44036 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:51 PM

In V1, it looks as if they are trying to sky-write a heart, only the bottom portion to go. Well done, Moira, a different, out of your comfort zone series that certainly is worth repeating at another opportunity.
V5 has to be for Silly Sunday.

Malc

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Oct 2012 - 5:37 PM

Nice ones like them all, used to fly Kites as a kid in Kensington gardens London, there was an old Chinese man that taught us kids how to make and fly them, just after thewar I used to fly 40 Kites all on one line, great fun , so this brings back nice memories, love it well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 5:39 PM

Wonderful timing Moira, and now I have that b Song on my mind. Let's go Fly Kite Sad

John Smile

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 5:58 PM

these are wonderful.....locve esp. V4

super timig

ollie

JohnChambersPhotography

Eat your heart out the red arrows, anything they can do the kites can do it better, excellent timing Moira, just about got some "LOVE IS" hearts there. nice one.

John

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:04 PM

Fantastic set of images, Moira, v1 is absolutely stunning, wonderful composition well done.
Nice one,
Darryl. xSmile

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:12 PM

Wonderful work.

Rock

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:22 PM

V5 made me smile but love the preceding 4 - most impressive and great work Moira, your right the thumb did not convey much at all but I am so glad I didn't miss today's upload, a shot I would have liked to have a go at myself but I doubt it would have turned out as good as any of yoursSmile

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:43 PM

It just has to be V5Wink

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:04 PM

Great captures Moira all flying high .SmileSmileSmile
Rob

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 - 8:10 PM

Great set Moira, i was going for V1 till i saw V5, love it, Peter..

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1613 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:24 PM

Nice pair of boobs in V2, Moira, and a snazzy pair of spectacles in V4.

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 10:30 AM

I feel the wind!
V5 will be a cracker on the silly sunday theme!

francesco

Scaramanga
6 Oct 2012 - 4:03 PM

"I'll be curious to see how this fares" Well it gave me a laugh.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:27 PM

What fun ... love them all

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 9:46 PM

You are flying high with this set Moira, no prizes for guessing which one the Lifesnapper and Mikbee will prefer!Wink

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:18 PM

An excellent set of photos - great!
DicksPics

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 11:56 PM

A great series. V5 was certainly a surprise.
-=\Walter

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