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Author Topic: JoE Summer Flying -- and Kayaking  (Read 1213 times)
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« on: February 02, 2014, 11:35 AM »

JoE Talon - Summer Flying


Complementing my Winter Flying video, this one combines my two favorite hobbies, kite flying and kayaking.  Most of the clips used here were taken on two overnight paddle trips to a Nova Scotian island that is only accessible by shallow boats.  The island is a nature preserve and not inhabited by humans.  Among its inhabitants, however, are what seems to be at least 15 species of horse flies.  Some of them managed to bite me through 3 mm wet suit booties.  Ouch!  Lips sealed

Other than a multitude of blood suckers, the island features a mile-long white, sandy beach and gorgeous underwater features.  For good measure, I threw in some footage from other places, including a somewhat more "crowded" beach in Northern California.

Music: "Dragon Fly" featuring Snowflake by Zep Hurme.  See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ and http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode for the Creative Commons license and disclaimer.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 06:15 AM »

really enjoyed watching your video JD. Great editing and some stunning locations.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 07:27 AM »

nice....
i have to ask what is the purpose of carrying a poodle noodle?
Keep the hull side down!

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 01:56 PM »

Wow JayDee.
I really enjoyed the video and was totally transported.
Wished I could also enjoy both activities as you do.
I also do a little kayak but where I do it there are no large beaches.
Moreover I have no gear of my own and rent it every time just for an hour or two.
But the places are also quite beautiful:




(Note: pictures are not mine nor of me... but could be)

Your video is very well balanced between air, sand, water and underwater   Smiley

I also like a lot the effect of overlapping sequences. Very nice!  Huh

Thanks for sharing!

Oh, yes. The music is nice too   Wink

Oh yes, and great flying too!  Cheesy


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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 03:09 PM »

AWESOME!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 03:23 PM »

really enjoyed watching your video JD. Great editing and some stunning locations.

AWESOME!!!!!!

Thanks!  I m pleased you liked it.  Be sure to check out my winter video, too: http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=10680.0.  Not quite so balanced, though -- and colder.


i have to ask what is the purpose of carrying a poodle noodle?

Yeah, I asked myself the same question after strapping it on a couple times and never actually using it.  Even though it does not look the part, the water is simply too cold.  Lips sealed  Sounds like you are a much more advanced paddler than I am.  So if you, too, say there is no point, I will happily accept the advice and leave it home.  Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 03:40 PM »

Wow JayDee.
I really enjoyed the video and was totally transported.
Wished I could also enjoy both activities as you do.
I also do a little kayak but where I do it there are no large beaches.
Moreover I have no gear of my own and rent it every time just for an hour or two.
But the places are also quite beautiful:
Thanks for the great feedback, Ara!  I am pleased to hear the video ended up conveying some of what I hoped it would.

That looks like you have great paddling grounds, too.  Is that somewhere near Barcelona?

Beaches are rather boring compared to rocks -- unless you are a surf paddler like Rob, that is.  I would have issues renting a kayak at most places, since I am not only big, but also tall.  My thighs are much too long for the cockpit in your average  rental kayak, and even with my boat I have to slide in.  It is big enough to accommodate and carry me, but that comes at a cost: It handles like an aircraft carrier Wink  Still a ton of fun, though!

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Your video is very well balanced between air, sand, water and underwater   Smiley

I also like a lot the effect of overlapping sequences. Very nice!  Huh

Thanks for sharing!

Oh, yes. The music is nice too   Wink

Oh yes, and great flying too!  Cheesy
Not so sure about the flying.  I have not made anywhere near as much progress as you over the past year or so...  But creative video editing can hide a lot.  Never _ever_ believe what you see in the movies Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 05:54 PM »

I have watched many kite flying videos on this site, but this one was art.  Thank you,
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 06:58 PM »

very relaxing, thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 08:06 PM »

Beautifully done - loved it!  I really enjoyed seeing how you combine these 2 passions. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 08:51 PM »

Thanks Tom, Fidelio and Tarheel.  Glad you all like the video.  Tarheel, your comment made me blush. Grin  Only briefly, though.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 10:46 AM »

Great editing.  We have some real beautiful spots in this province! 
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 02:08 PM »

Great editing.  We have some real beautiful spots in this province! 

We sure do!  Never realized -- nor believed -- there is actually another kite flier in Atlantic Canada.   Huh  Where do you usually fly?  Are the winds in the HFX/Dartmouth area less sub-optimal than down here?
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 03:57 PM »

Great editing.  We have some real beautiful spots in this province! 

We sure do!  Never realized -- nor believed -- there is actually another kite flier in Atlantic Canada.   Huh  Where do you usually fly?  Are the winds in the HFX/Dartmouth area less sub-optimal than down here?

I've been flying in 3 places. At brightwood golf course in the winter as well as Windsor in some hay fields. The winds are sub optimal for sure. yesterday I set up my kite with the winds blowing prob 15 k.  I then walk 100 yards and they died completely!   In the summer I've been flying in pei the winds shift but are much more consistent in speed. Up until this winter I've flown mainly roks and large soft kites. So I've been trying to rack up some time on 2lines, but our weather has not been great.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 04:20 PM »

JayDee I can put you in touch with some flyers from the Moncton and Sackville area as well....
Make sure that  you mark this festival  the calendar: http://www.cerfvolantdieppe.ca/about_us.cfm
It is a blast with a great group of people....
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