Kite squares

By mrswoolybill
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,

Tags: Photo journalism Specialist and abstract Sports and action

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
5 Oct 2012 8:29AM
I just couldn't help going "Wheeeeeeeeeeee" looking at these. Then a quick "snort" at the end. Grin

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KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 8:30AM
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.


cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:33AM
Interesting set of images well captured

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Oct 2012 8:40AM
I do like the last one Moira....... Suspended animation..that's not to say I didn't like the others.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:41AM
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.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:45AM
Brilliant set of image Moira, very well done,

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:52AM
SmileLots of movement well captured Moira! W hat can I say about v5 ... SmileSmile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
5 Oct 2012 8:53AM
Highly colourful in that sky !! Very entertaining images Moira.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:14AM
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 Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:23AM
Amazing set Moira!

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Oct 2012 9:26AM
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.
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.


bright and breezy and wonderful fun. I once saw a display like this at Achmelvich in Assynt.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
5 Oct 2012 9:50AM
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.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:55AM
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.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Oct 2012 9:56AM
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 10 697 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 10:32AM
Good set of images. Versions 1-4 - what happens if you 'cut along the dotted lines' TongueWinkGrin

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 11:35AM
What a wonderful set of images Moira - great against that wonderful sky SmileSmile
5 Oct 2012 12:31PM
Super set of kite shots Moira.
I just love the energy they portray.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Oct 2012 12:34PM
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

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 1:06PM
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 !!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 1:07PM
I think we were all waiting for you to find V5, Mick.
Thanks again everyone.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Oct 2012 1:52PM
A splendid collection--full of movement!
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
5 Oct 2012 2:57PM
Lovely set. Analogue manipulation at its finest.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Oct 2012 3:21PM
Very unusual...but a brilliant set, Moira, love 'em! Smile V5's definitely a Silly Sunday shot! WinkTrev Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Oct 2012 4:09PM
this is beautiful...
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 4:15PM
5 super shots.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Oct 2012 4:27PM
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

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 4:51PM
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.

Tibetan 6 3 England
5 Oct 2012 5:37PM
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
5 Oct 2012 5:39PM
Wonderful timing Moira, and now I have that b Song on my mind. Let's go Fly Kite Sad

John Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
5 Oct 2012 5:58PM
these are wonderful.....locve esp. V4

super timig

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.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:04PM
Fantastic set of images, Moira, v1 is absolutely stunning, wonderful composition well done.
Nice one,
Darryl. xSmile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
5 Oct 2012 7:12PM
Wonderful work.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:22PM
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 12 8 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:43PM
It just has to be V5Wink
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:04PM
Great captures Moira all flying high .SmileSmileSmile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:10PM
Great set Moira, i was going for V1 till i saw V5, love it, Peter..
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:24PM
Nice pair of boobs in V2, Moira, and a snazzy pair of spectacles in V4.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
6 Oct 2012 10:30AM
I feel the wind!
V5 will be a cracker on the silly sunday theme!

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 4:03PM
"I'll be curious to see how this fares" Well it gave me a laugh.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:27PM
What fun ... love them all
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 9:46PM
You are flying high with this set Moira, no prizes for guessing which one the Lifesnapper and Mikbee will prefer!Wink
7 Oct 2012 5:18PM
An excellent set of photos - great!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Oct 2012 11:56PM
A great series. V5 was certainly a surprise.

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