We have a lot of activities that happen when the wind blows. I wanted to share two of my favorites.
The wind was blowing today – and I stopped at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park to watch the kite surfers. Here is a set of one of this young man’s jumps today using the wind. This is what happens when you just hold down the shutter button – you end up with over 18 photos of the jump. I left out a few. This was one of the lower jumps – some where well over 20 feet in the air. Putting these together is a lot of work and if you follow along with your lens to keep the activity in the center of your image – then putting these together becomes even more difficult and the sky changes color as the activity moves. So this is not the best way to accomplish this. So I am learning. But I thought I would show my first attempt.
People come for this festival from up and down the east coast. There were a number of kites flying and the competition ran for 2 days. I took a couple of images of this one kite and made a triptych of it.
Though I didn’t see it, there is supposed to be kites that fly with lights after dark. I had hoped to photograph that, but we had made a dinner reservation on the beach and it was time to go and when we came back out afterwards there were no kites flying – dang.