Monthly Archives: January 2012

Never mind the width- feel the quality! De-Fish in Lightroom

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The GoPro ‘Hero’ camera is an obvious choice for KAP; just pick one up and you’ll see why- it’s wonderfully light and ‘HD’ too! So for a while now we have been seeing a growing number of ‘bug-eyed’ KAP shots … Continue reading

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What is the best kite for KAP?

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If I had to choose one kite above any other that I’ve flown as a camera lifter it would be this one: the Into The Wind Levitation 9′ Delta. It needs one simple modification for KAP: the replacement of the … Continue reading

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Beaufort Scale for KAP

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Following Wicherds comment I decided to make use of the rubbish weather and see if I could make the wind force scale a bit more KAP specific. Here then is my 1st try at a KAP ‘infomatic’…mind you the cloud’s … Continue reading

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More on the Gibson Girl: survival photo-stories from the ’40s

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Scratching around on the web I have found the US manuals for the 30C3-2T radio and its kite. The illustrations tell an unintentional photo-story of hope for the air crash at sea survivor. The first version of the story is … Continue reading

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War Kite: The ‘Gibson Girl’ Kites

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In looking at Bft4/5 kites I have been reminded of the successful use of the box design as an emergency radio antenna lifter by air forces in WW2. The most well known is Box Kite M-357-A, made in the thousands … Continue reading

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Beaufort Scale

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I had a surprising amount of fun with the PFK Nighthawk yesterday and I realised I was playing with more wind than was proper for KAP so I have been looking at ideas for a Bft 5 kite and found … Continue reading

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Dupuytren’s contracture: my Scandinavian heritage?

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My grandfather had this..he called it the ‘curse of the Mcrimmond’s’ so do I. My GP has referred me to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and I believe my right hand will be out of action for at least 3 weeks…I  suddenly realise … Continue reading

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Olympus EP1 Shutter sevo mount

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The EP1 is a great camera for KAP (if a little on the heavy side). It is one of the first micro 4/3rds cameras so it’s becoming affordable on ebay, particularly as a lot are being dumped as the Fuji … Continue reading

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AutoKAP win?

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It’s the last day of the holiday and I have wind (18-22mph Bft 4/5) and sun so off I dash to make the most of it. Its blowing hard so I make a start with the big camera, the kite … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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