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Old Aug 8, 2010, 2:06 PM   #11
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wow cant believe that LOL thought it was a dust spot i would still clone it though
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 2:55 PM   #12
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Its funny how someone so far away can influence the outcome of something. I wasnt going to clone the kite because I knew what it was. But youre right, if you dont know, it just looks like a booboo. Its coming out before I enter it in the contest.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 3:57 PM   #13
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When you fly a kite that high you have to get special permission so there is a clearance around the kite. The string is heavy enough to actually take down a small plane if it got caught in the props or wing. You didnt tell me which pic you preferred and why.
Nice shots that tell a tale Bynx.
True with the "Taking a plane down, I had a box kite my uncle "Aquired for me" after WWII. It was used for AA coastal defense with a long tail of metal strips to catch props.

They took it off me when I used it for a parachute, jumping off the roof....
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 10:51 PM   #14
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The second shot draws my attention to the fellow's elbow - seems disproportionately large from the angle - I have to vote for shot #1.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 10:22 AM   #15
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i like the 2nd one personally. the tighter comp gives the perspective more drama. i like that shot quite a bit, very good perspective.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 3:07 PM   #16
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Bynx, both nice shots. I like both maybe the first one a bit more than the second as it gives me more of a feeling of being in a park flying a kite for fun.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 6:28 PM   #17
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Personally I dont see any fun in kite flying. Once its up and just sits there what is the fun of that. This guy had the kite tied to a tree and was over in his truck sleeping. The colorful spinner got tangled and I went over to him and asked him to untangle it so I could get the shot. So the two I have here are staged shots actually because there is no way he is holding that kite. There is a certain procedure for pulling those big ones down. Now if there was a camera up there remotely controlled and transmitting images to a monitor on earth I could easily understand the use of the kite. But just to have it sit up there all day for $1800 is just a bit much for me.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 6:45 PM   #18
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$1800 will buy lots of camera equipment.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 7:00 PM   #19
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wow, those things are 1800$....
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 9:27 AM   #20
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FWIW Bynx, I like No. 1 better... it's a more vertical composition which gives the feeling that the kite is higher in the air. The perspective on No. 2 makes it look like the kite is only a few feet away.
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