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These kite pictures begin with a homey image of my small son flying an even smaller diamond kite. Simple joy and wonder right there! Then follows a series of single-liner pictures ranging from in-flight close-ups to mass formations taken at a large kite festival.
There's a real eye-popper right at the end. Just when I thought the position of the sun was going to be a problem ;-)
By the way, check out The Art Of The Kite from Amazon to get a much broader idea of just what kite designs are out there, world-wide. This book is chock-full of superb photography.
With only 10 pictures of kites in this sample of kite photography, this page shouldn't be too much slower to load than other pages on this site. View all this on a PC or laptop if you can, for best results.
Kite Pictures Featuring Kids
Our son Aren when he was barely old enough to walk. But he could grasp a small plastic winder! The kite is flying low since the little fella had briefly trotted towards it as it flew. Downwind! At least that situation made it easier to frame up the picture.
This photo belongs to the popular 'kids towing kites' genre. :-) The image was taken at a public event in the South Parklands of Adelaide, our home city in South Australia. Tall trees were everywhere, blocking the breeze, so a little towing was necessary from time to time. The kids had fun.
This colorful swallow-tailed bird kite was snapped at the local kite festival one year. With not a cloud in the sky, the sunshine was at full strength. Ideal weather for photographing colorful kites.
A close-up of a fairly big kids' 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.
Here's a couple of mid-sized 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. See if you can spot a few of these in the background.
"Love the easy to understand step by step instructions, made from next to nothing materials and above all so much fun to fly... cheers Tim for sharing your well thought out pdf kite designs with the whole world. Very satisfying making your own and watching them get air-born for the first time."
"I decided to run kite making as an elective again on this camp in the past week - so I bought all your e-books, a bunch of materials, and then took a group of 10 high school students through making the kites over 4 days. We built a diamond, a Barn Door, a Delta, and two skew delta kites. Again - every single kite flew."
More Kite Images From The AIKF
AIKF? The Adelaide International Kite Festival, held annually (almost!) in South Australia. Here is a selection of images from several years, in no particular order...
And Many More...
I happen to have quite a substantial account over at Pinterest. More high-quality kite pics than you could poke a stick at! Feel free to browse around and perhaps re-pin a few.
Here's that book again. An excellent coffee-table tome that will familiarize you with so many different types of kites! For those who appreciate great photography, or any curious kite-fancier.
See over there on the right... Were you expecting to find a usable version of that little picture somewhere? This was an old page and - guess what - I didn't have the rights to that image and several others! Hence they have all been replaced with roughly equivalent original images from our archives.
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!)