Notes on Kite Aerial Photography: Photo Gallery
Railing outside of Scott's Seafood Restaurant (June 1996, 32K jpg)
For this page we return to Jack London Square for images taken during the same late afternoon session. This dock railing outside of Scott's provides a pleasing shadow. A bicyclist is just entering the lower left of the frame. The benches and strollers are doing their part too. To the left you can see Scott's outdoor dining area.
Overhead shots of the outdoor cafe at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Son Charlie Benton is sitting in the right image (June 1996, 42K jpg left and 51K jpg right)
Just inland from Scott's is a
large Barnes & Noble Bookstore that features an outdoor cafe.
Charlie, Thomas, and I were packed up and leaving when the light
started to look pretty nice at the bookstore. We decided to
relaunch and try to photograph this area. It was an interesting
challenge to work the kite into position after launching from the
dock. The framing was inspired by images from Craig Wilson who
has captured some stunning, low-level photographs of chairs and
their shadows in cafe settings. I'll be looking for canoes next.
Another railing shot on the left and a view down the flagpole on the right (June 1996, 47K jpg left and 44K jpg right)
The railing shot has a nice plan
view - shadow juxtaposition. The camera position for the flagpole
image is similar to the position for the flag shots on the
previous page. In this case you can see Charlie and Thomas just
to the lower right of the flagpole base (flanking a taller
Building roof and umbrella (June 1996, 43K jpg)
This view shows the corner of the
bookstore with railing and umbrella. The light filling the
shadows is reflected from the solar-control glazing of the
building across the way.
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