Some Great Kite Photography Here
Full-size poster prints featuring kite pictures are not too common, but I have gathered a bunch of great ones here.
After the first image of a large stunt kite, there follow a series of
single-liner images ranging from in-flight close-ups to mass formations
taken at a large kite festival.
There's not really that many
pictures of kites in this sample of kite photography, so this page
shouldn't be too much slower to load than other pages on this site.
Hopefully the quality makes up for the lack of quantity...
Here's a large stunt kite in action. A lot of the visual impact comes
from that long flowing tail which traces out every move on its aerial
canvas. The best place for these is usually down at the beach where
breezes are fresh and smooth. However, a wide, smooth wind-swept slope
like the one pictured is pretty good too!
This Quantum Stunt Kite
from Amazon is a typical modern design.
Kite Pictures Featuring Kids
It's hard to run out of room down at the beach! These 3 Kids are having a
great time showing off their colorful single-liners. Let's see, there's
a Diamond with geometric pattern and a blue Delta. Bit hard to tell
what the middle one is, since the girl is holding it side-on to the
Some great photos of kites have been taken late in the day, with the
rays of the setting sun illuminating the sail and tail. Here's a 'boy
and his kite' variation on that theme.
Remarkably realistic bird kites have been made and flown in China for
centuries. This old man might be on his way to or from a flying session,
judging by that elaborate hand-made kite reel.
A close-up of a modern large Delta in flight. These kites are typically
made from fiberglass spars and rip-stop nylon material for the sail.
Deltas are very efficient in light winds, holding a steep flying angle.
This 9-ft. Teknacolor Delta Kite
from Amazon is a good example.
Here's a couple of large inflatables, with a bit of humor designed
in, I suspect! The largest of these are far too expensive for most
individual kite fliers, but the same designs in smaller sizes are more
affordable. Sea creatures are particularly popular subjects, since they
tend to move realistically in the air.
Kite Pictures From Long Beach, U.S.A.
Long Beach is the venue for the large and spectacular Washington State
Kite Festival in the U.S.A. Here are some fantastic images from that
Hope you enjoyed those kite photos, which really cover just the tiniest portion of the wonderful world of modern kiting.
(And just for something different, why not check out some amazing photography where the kite picture doesn't necessarily feature a kite or kites in close-up!)
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Sep 21, 14 09:44 PM
Victoria Park adjacent to the Adelaide CBD in South Australia, that is. This large grassed area which forms part of the eastern parklands of the city is used for various events from time to time. Including, in the past, major horse racing and a section of a Formula 1 Grand Prix track.
An invite had gone out to various kite enthusiasts to meet and fly, since the weather looked good. We arrived after lunch, only to discover very light winds. A lone R/C flier was enjoying the easy conditions with his 3-channel electric trainer. Like a tiny Cessna, if you're not familiar with model aircraft.
For a while it seemed we were alone, before spotting a power kite in the distance, making brief forays into the air. Victoria Park is rather large!
It actually turned out to be quite an enjoyable outing, with the 2.4m (8ft) Multi-Dowel Barn Door kite just scraping into the air. But then, thermals were everywhere. It wasn't long before the large pale blue kite went right overhead! At other times, I simply toyed with the Barn Door, floating it way out on a long line then pulling it up to over 200 feet.
Another RC flier was now having success launching his glider, finding thermals, and gaining height in them.
We were eventually joined by two other AKFA members including the President. A couple of ripstop-and-carbon light-wind kites went up, with plenty of success. By now the breeze had come across the park from just about every point of the compass. Variable indeed!
In the distance, someone had been lofting a large but light-wind parafoil. It was interesting to see it sink out as an utter 'bag of washing' during a dead calm spell! Someone else had some success with a small blue Delta for a while.
All up, a worthwhile day IF you were flying lightly-loaded kites! No luck for Mike with his power kite and skateboard...
About This Post: These days, most flight reports are in the short format you've just seen, above. Usually, photos and/or video from the day are posted a few days later on the MBK Facebook Page. However, longer format reports are done occasionally, which also feature photos and video taken on the day. Here is a link to all those full flight report pages on this site.
Apologies for this site's current lack of video when viewed on mobile devices...
For now, please view this site on a Desktop or Laptop computer to see the videos. And there's plenty of them!
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