This page, however, is different...
While not having much artistic talent as such, I do appreciate
good images. For example, in landscape photography. Have a browse
through these 8 amazing photos which all feature a kite or kites. And
yet, they would be good even if the kites weren't in the frame! It's
possible that most of the photographers weren't even on a mission to
photograph anything flying in the sky. They were just there at the right
time and place.
For some reason, the small number of specific searches I did at
Flikr to unearth these images returned the work of some particularly
talented and prolific photographers! Enjoy the images further down this page. Each kite picture
is quite unique.
When the weather's good and you have the time, it's great to get out with a kite or 3. But what about on bad weather days? Then it's time to pull out...
"Kites Up!" - my downloadable kite-flying board game! Apart from towing indoor kites, doing a spot of imaginary flying is the next best thing :-)
Funny guy. How obvious do you think his psuedonym is? Have another look at the photographer's name... Anyway...
Three things struck me about this incredible black-and-white image.
- The natural light show going on in the sky.
- The almost solid-looking texture happening in the foreground water surface. And...
- The somewhat surreal middle section featuring people oddly assembled on a hill, doing who knows what.
Oh, the kites... See if you can spot 2 kites, possibly Diamonds, with tails. Also, another 2 kites without tails.
Simply superb shot which captures so much building variety and detail
in this view of New York. And of course, the Empire State Building adds
You can't miss the kite here, a large Delta sporting a long
colorful tail. This adds a splash of color balancing the brightly
dressed people down below.
Finally, that fence forms a remarkably well-aligned border along the bottom edge of the photo.
Exceptional lighting in this fairly typical late-afternoon beach scene. But wait...
Is that a surfing kite way out there? And it's owner, a
little closer towards the foreground? If it wasn't for that clue, you
might glance at this several times before your eye stumbles across the
Photo courtesy of D'Arcy Norman
This kite picture seems to get more picturesque the closer to the
center you look. Apparently, the bit of color attached to one of the
lower power-lines is a kite that has been 'eaten' by them!
I like how the long thin shadow runs parallel to the powerlines,
effectively framing that picture-book little hill and windy path.
Nicely composed shot, which could have just been about the surfer in the center...
But there's the kite, it's white sail matching the flecks of
white elsewhere in the frame. The buildings, the white rocks in the
cliff-face and the white-caps on the water which give away the wind
strength powering the kite! Balancing the white are the 2 very dark
areas - the shadow of the mountain and the seaweed below the water in
The starkly non-natural object plumb in the middle of this shot is
what catches your eye. A large Flow-Form kite with tail length to match.
But it's interesting how the rest of this kite picture is an interplay
between near-vertical and near-horizontal lines...
Even the clouds have a horizontally-aligned feel. The fence
detail is near-horizontal and of course there's the ocean horizon.
Verticals? Spiky bits growing everywhere! In the tree tops and all over
Oh yes, the kite is flying horizontal too...
The kites are in there somewhere! If you look closely at the window
areas, you can see glimpses of hanging kites inside, although they are
hard to identify. Nice shot.
Possibly not the most amazing image on this page but, it is a
little intriguing given that there are kites up there in the blackness!
Find those flying-lines and follow them up .... to nothing much. Oh
That's it - 8 fine photos, some more processed than others. But each and every one a kite picture, to varying extents!
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)