Semaphores and Other Flying Things (GALLERY)

 The Adelaide International Kite Festival hit the shores of Semaphore over the Easter weekend.  At the end of a cooler week for Adelaide, winds were expected to pick up for the colours and canvas. This forecast was incorrect, and while the smaller kites torn through the blue, the larger ones struggled to take to the air.  It was still a fantastic day for photos though. Lucid and trippy cloud patterns coloured the sky, and there was plenty of kinetic movement to play with.  The shoot was not entirely awesome. It was a bright day and, as a result, it was harder to coordinate the iris and white balance in such glare. Shoots like this are great examples of how useful a long range zoom lens with a decent aperture would be. Like shooting wildlife, I wished for more organic bokeh for these subjects. The end results for the day were some decent photos to look at, but I could have done better.  What do you guys think? Be sure to leave a down below and share your opinion.

The Adelaide International Kite Festival hit the shores of Semaphore over the Easter weekend.  At the end of a cooler week for Adelaide, winds were expected to pick up for the colours and canvas. This forecast was incorrect, and while the smaller kites torn through the blue, the larger ones struggled to take to the air.

It was still a fantastic day for photos though. Lucid and trippy cloud patterns coloured the sky, and there was plenty of kinetic movement to play with.

The shoot was not entirely awesome. It was a bright day and, as a result, it was harder to coordinate the iris and white balance in such glare. Shoots like this are great examples of how useful a long range zoom lens with a decent aperture would be. Like shooting wildlife, I wished for more organic bokeh for these subjects. The end results for the day were some decent photos to look at, but I could have done better.

What do you guys think? Be sure to leave a down below and share your opinion.