LiPo battery fire

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I have  been using a set of 3 3s LiPo packs for the last 4 years or so. They have been a boon enabling extended duration of video relay from sky to ground. I recharge them slowly, never at more … Continue reading

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A short talk made long…

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This is the slide show I put together for the Bottisham & Burwell Photographic Club  who kindly invited me to explain what KAP is all about… the wind refused to blow on the night but we hoisted a rig from … Continue reading

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5 rigs ready for 5 kites: the equip for community KAP continues

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All these cameras have flown at different times according to how much lift I have at the time. After quite a bit of patient fiddling they are now all mounted on rigs ready for flight on a kite line: I … Continue reading

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Time of day

I’m shooting an earthwork monument for photogrammetry, and its taken months of patient work by the team at OWLP to get all the required consents, so as soon as I got the email from Natural England confirming permission and the … Continue reading

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Surprise L rig pano test

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I had posted off an L rig to the Channel Islands, although it took a day longer than the Post Office agreed to, I was thrilled to see the rig flung into the sky on arrival. The pano was stitched … Continue reading

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KAP pano rig assembly details

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‘L’ rig production continues… Having seen the L rigs here a Kapper asked if there were any going spare for sale. I rushed to the parts bin and assembled all the bits I had … and was quite a few … Continue reading

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On a roll

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Despite days of poor light and wind conditions I reckon I have been on a bit of a roll: Less than 2 weeks separates the first and last shots on this flickr screen dump. They lie on a rough line … Continue reading

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Summer breeze and a kite on the beach

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Since the drones came out a few years ago, kite aerial photography lost interest for a few photographers that are just looking for photographic results. I am also looking for results but I need that poetic aspect of doing it … Continue reading

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Low tide at Snettisham Scalp

High pressure weather systems drive me nuts, you get good sunlight but no wind.  I have work to do at Denver but the wind was having none of it so I reckoned a further half hour drive north might get … Continue reading

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Refining RX1 KAP

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1st flight results with the full frame mirror-less camera have been a joy, the image quality surpasses anything I have achieved this far. Cropping down to detail works a treat and the sharpness, even at wide apertures is gratifying. Problem … Continue reading

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