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Title: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: chilese on March 16, 2010, 06:26 PM
350 Photos up.

Text soon hopefully.

Please feel free to add comments, I'll transfer the comments to the captions.

Hyperlinked photo below:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6AcVtLPDqI/AAAAAAAAUaY/QjcLsCZ6_04/s400/4544%20Kite%20Connection.jpg) (http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KiteParty82010#5449386708347850402)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 16, 2010, 06:49 PM
Gorgeous photo's! But of course what else would we expect from you! ;D


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: reddobie on March 16, 2010, 06:57 PM
Great Photos.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: kiten00b on March 16, 2010, 07:01 PM
a real treat to see those colorful kites, blue skies and sandy beach!


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Geoffrey Platt on March 16, 2010, 07:10 PM
Fantastic pictures, really makes me feel like I was there. Wish I was... I'll have to make sure, absolutely sure not to show up next year  ;)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: monkey on March 16, 2010, 07:33 PM
Great pictures, as always but the one of John's flexing rev in an axel is -spectacular-

nice work and good seeing you again.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Allen Carter on March 16, 2010, 07:40 PM
Now THAT'S a pink kite!   ???

And I survived flying it...


(really nice kite,actually)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: moegeo on March 16, 2010, 07:41 PM
I sent the pic you took of my Family to my daughter...she wants it framed.
Thanks JC, Geo.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 16, 2010, 08:00 PM
I also need to add, I am now going to HAVE to get a Tensor now that I see what they can do! Which one was it? Does anyone know?


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: TGunn on March 16, 2010, 08:16 PM
Very nice pics John C.!


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Gardner on March 16, 2010, 08:17 PM
WOW
Those are great photos, John.  Are there anymore?

I wish I could have been there and tried to talk my wife into it.  However ..............

Maybe next year.

Gardner


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Dano on March 16, 2010, 08:36 PM
Photo #31

I Love it!

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 16, 2010, 08:50 PM
Photo #31

I Love it!

 ;D ;D
I have to think that she gets many votes even though those are clearly "production" and not boutique! ??? :P


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Jim Foster on March 16, 2010, 09:37 PM
Great photos John, can't wait to see more.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: KiteLife on March 16, 2010, 11:09 PM
Superb, simply superb!

Keep 'em coming. :)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: fidelio on March 16, 2010, 11:41 PM
Tensor ... Which one was it? Does anyone know?
the 3.1 and 4.2 made an appearance, i'm unsure whether the 5.0 flew, but for this set of photos it was the 4.2 in use.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Jared on March 17, 2010, 05:55 AM
Fantastic photos!  Wish I could have been there.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: moegeo on March 17, 2010, 06:15 AM
I also need to add, I am now going to HAVE to get a Tensor now that I see what they can do! Which one was it? Does anyone know?




That was the 4m.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 17, 2010, 08:34 AM
Wow! I was thinking about the 5m...Well, I have been using my 4-line foil to do a little "sand skiing" and it's only a 3.4m. I am still leaning toward the 5m though...decisions, decisions... :-\


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: skyguy48 on March 17, 2010, 09:07 AM
What Great Pictures!  ;D


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: KiteLife on March 17, 2010, 10:53 AM
My personal favorite... <grin>

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6AgvPke_iI/AAAAAAAAUfk/6RTtC0lhUnI/s800/4873%20TK%20Rev.jpg)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Gamelord on March 17, 2010, 12:25 PM
I also need to add, I am now going to HAVE to get a Tensor now that I see what they can do! Which one was it? Does anyone know?

We were flying both the 3.1 and the 4.1
The 5.1 was not there and as you can see, not really needed.  John was flying (or was being flown) by the Tensor 4.1 that day.


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 17, 2010, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the replies... trying to get a 5.0 now....


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: johnguz76 on March 17, 2010, 03:55 PM
excellent just excellent


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: chilese on March 17, 2010, 04:01 PM
Only another 680 to go through.  ???


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: xuzme720 on March 17, 2010, 04:09 PM
Only another 680 to go through.  ???
That's the problem I always have. I just never seem to find the time to cull through all the photos I take...


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Beginning To Appear
Post by: Jared on March 17, 2010, 06:35 PM
Only another 680 to go through.  ???
That's the problem I always have. I just never seem to find the time to cull through all the photos I take...

I'm very mercenary with my photo editing.  A teacher I had once told me that photos don't improve with age, if you don't like it when you first develop it, it's not going to look better after sitting in a shoebox for a few years.

In the digital age, it's all megabytes and gigabytes, but the principle still applies.  If I'm at an all-weekend festival, I try to make my first pass each night to throw out the obvious outtakes.  If I let a whole festival accumulate, I'm screwed :)


Title: Re: Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: chilese on March 18, 2010, 05:27 PM
All 315 photos up.

Text later.

http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KiteParty82010# (http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KiteParty82010#)


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: John Welden on March 18, 2010, 06:02 PM
Some of the best shots you've ever taken.  I'm very impressed, great job.  Your signature back of kite, lines and flyer is wonderful.


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: KiteLife on March 18, 2010, 06:07 PM
WOW, nothing else to say, but WOW.


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: chilese on March 18, 2010, 06:15 PM
Thanks guys.

JW,
I'm experimenting with getting the front of kite, lines and pilot. Take a look at the Jon Trennepohl shots with the prototype.

He actually threw the straps away to get the kite to overrotate past the pancake. It doesn't show up too well with a black kite but you can see the effect here:
 (http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KiteParty82010#5449390839375717154)(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6AgGKdB4yI/AAAAAAAAUfE/eZKBKAnAuq4/s400/4840%20Jon%20Sniper%20UL%20Flip.jpg)


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: Dano on March 18, 2010, 06:25 PM
Awesome work John.

Thank You!


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: quincy on March 18, 2010, 06:36 PM
Great pictures!


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: kiteking on March 18, 2010, 06:50 PM
John,

Great shots, as expected. I noticed numerous kites in pink


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: Beachbum on March 18, 2010, 07:05 PM
Those crossed line photos were bad-ass. 

Thanks John


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: Hal on March 18, 2010, 07:18 PM
Great pictures John !!

Thank you


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: fidelio on March 18, 2010, 10:43 PM
hey john did you notice in photo 183 you captured a UFO out over the ocean on the right hand side?  ???


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: Allen Carter on March 18, 2010, 11:22 PM
You're really starting to get the hang of this stuff, John.

:-)


Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: chilese on March 19, 2010, 11:17 AM
Went through the photos a final time and put up another 35 pics.



Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: kiteking on March 19, 2010, 03:02 PM
Went through the photos a final time and put up another 35 pics.




I was hoping for 35 more of these

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6KpYYTijSI/AAAAAAAAVOY/qtDlQmS7iq0/s128/5604%20Kiters%20Cell%20Phone.jpg)


Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: xuzme720 on March 19, 2010, 04:48 PM
Went through the photos a final time and put up another 35 pics.




I was hoping for 35 more of these

([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6KpYYTijSI/AAAAAAAAVOY/qtDlQmS7iq0/s128/5604%20Kiters%20Cell%20Phone.jpg[/url])
I think we all were!  :P


Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: Gamelord on March 19, 2010, 05:05 PM
Those are the other 350 pics that haven't been uploaded yet. :)


Title: Re: ALL Kite Party 8 Photos Up
Post by: John Welden on March 19, 2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks guys.

JW,
I'm experimenting with getting the front of kite, lines and pilot. Take a look at the Jon Trennepohl shots with the prototype.

He actually threw the straps away to get the kite to overrotate past the pancake. It doesn't show up too well with a black kite but you can see the effect here:
 ([url]http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KiteParty82010#5449390839375717154[/url])([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S6AgGKdB4yI/AAAAAAAAUfE/eZKBKAnAuq4/s400/4840%20Jon%20Sniper%20UL%20Flip.jpg[/url])


Yes that's a great idea.

If you're going to be this hard core into photography, you've got to get that camera Reed has.  You deserve it. You are way past prosumer level gear. Go all in and get the best equipment.


Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: chilese on March 19, 2010, 06:27 PM
Mark's camera system costs more than my car.  ???


Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: Allen Carter on March 19, 2010, 07:08 PM
There's an old saying in photojournalism, attributed to the great documenter of nightlife, Weegee:

"F8 and Be There"

This is generally interpreted as "forget the tech stuff and be where you need to be to get the shot"

John has been pestering people on kite fields for nearly a decade. It's the fact that he's there, talking, thinking, schmoozing (and flying) that makes the pictures.

John's made great kite photos with every camera back to that classic N900. The picture of Dan Whitney with the Vapor in the upper right corner of this screen is as good as it gets and it was made 8 years ago.

The image quality out of his new SLR is certainly ahead of the last camera, but it's to the point that for on-screen display, there's not much you can do with more pixels or dynamic range. 20 grand worth of gear would not have made most of these shots any better.



Title: Re: KP8 Photos Up to 350
Post by: John Welden on March 20, 2010, 08:37 AM

John's made great kite photos with every camera back to that classic N900. The picture of Dan Whitney with the Vapor in the upper right corner of this screen is as good as it gets and it was made 8 years ago.

The image quality out of his new SLR is certainly ahead of the last camera, but it's to the point that for on-screen display, there not much you can do with more pixels or dynamic range. 20 grand worth of gear would not have made most of these shots any better.



I used to think the same thing until I saw what the good gear can do.

John, I understand the cost over the top. If I had the money I'd buy it all for you.  :)