> Some Random Images ...

Flickr + Highslide is not configured correctly

Error Message: Invalid API Key (Key has expired)

Latest Comment

Dan Leigh R8 Delta -...
it was just informative news and thanks for sharin...
Dan Leigh R8 Delta -...
Thanks for this awesome post smiley
Dan Leigh R8 Delta -...
From Bolinas Ridge in California to the Mont St Mi...
KAP & PAP in Rapa Nu...
This article gives the light in which we can obser...
A KAP Shot from Nami...
The post you have given here is really a cool one....
KAPiTA/09 A great in...
I like this post very much, You have defined it ve...
Dan Leigh R8 Delta -...
Nice review on that point you have shared with us,...
A KAP Shot from Nami...
I like this post very much, You have defined it ve...
A KAP Shot from Nami...
Ilove such places all around the world
A few interesting bo...
I agree with you !!

Popular Articles

KapStock Blog !
26
Dec
2009
KAP & PAP in Rapa Nui (Easter island) DEC 27-JAN 03
Blog - Travel
Written by Pierre Lesage   
Our last trip to Rapa Nui in May 2007 was a real torture test on the equipement with gale force winds as well as on our enthousiasm with more rain than sunshine.
The latest weather forecasts look quite promising as we are packing our gears for a week of KAP & PAP in the land of the Moais from Dec 27 to jan 03.
We plan to meet with John Kahn, the author of the Muppet show and a fervent Kite flyer : the project is to KAP and PAP some characters of the Muppet Show hanging from a kite line above the Moais...Some fun in perspective and more to come in 2010... Happy new year to all !!!
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2009 05:41
 
29
Nov
2009
Kite Aerial Photography in South America, November 15 & 21, 2009
Blog - Kap Session
Written by Pierre Lesage   
While touring South America, I managed to arrange my schedule so that I could fit a week end in Rio de Janeiro as well as the following week end in Buenos Aires.
KAP in Rio was fun and short, the wind were very light and the light so so... I initially wanted to KAP the Corcovado but the crowd was too large, the security too present and there where too many helicopters flying around the statue, I then decided to head to the Sugar Loaf but then realised that it was right in front of Santos Dumont Airport, so I finally ended up on Copacabana...
KAP in Buenos Aires was also fun, I met some great KAPers and Kite flyers from the BaToCo club and it was my first KAP session under the rain. A warm "Gracias" to Ramiro who took me around Buenos Aires looking for some interesting KAP targets. I need to go back when the sky will be blue !!!!
Floralis Generica is a beautiful sculpture located in United Nations Park in Buenos Aires. A giant, 23 meter sculpture made of steel and aluminum which moves, closing its petals at night and opening them during the day. It has some lighting for special ocassions too. The sculpture is the work of Argentinian architect Eduardo Catalano.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 17:15
 
29
Nov
2009
KAPiTA/09 A great intimate International Kite Aerial Photography symposium....Oct 17-24, 2009
Blog - News
Written by Pierre Lesage   
5 participants from Canada, UK, France, Tahiti and Switzerland, 3 islands, 15 KAP sessions and lot's of fun and flying!
Some lectures and conferences :
  • Bordeaux Wine testing
  • Different type of batteries for what usage
  • Beer testing
  • Carbon vs Fiber glass for speaders
  • Rokkaku Bridles
  • Video downlink
  • Various types of winder
  • Tips to tie a kite
  • Polynesian civilization
  • Eau de vie testing
  • KAP vs AutoKAP
  • How to repackage a RC receiver
  • RAW or JPEG
  • How to save its images : CD HDD etc…
  • Kite lines
  • CHDK and SDM
  • Picavet vs pendulum
Unfortunately the power point presentation of these lectures are not available on line, nor anywhere else…
A very small KAPi but a great one!
From Left to right : Carl Bigras, Pierre Lesage and Nicole Daigle
Group photo of the participants : David Mitchell, Pierre Lesage and Carl Bigras resting in the lagoon after flying kites in 28°C wind…
The InterContinental Bora Bora le Moana Resort was hosting us for this great get together in Bora Bora
Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 17:19
 
29
Nov
2009
Kite Aerial Photo for Climate Day and 350.org
Blog - News
Written by Pierre Lesage   
On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.
350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
What is 350.org ? 350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. (in October 2009 we are at 387 ppm)
Kite Aerial photography was a perfect match to record this event in Tahiti and to illustrate the gathering of 350 people for 350 seconds! (well in fact a bit more….)
The “zero” is already in the water to illustrate the rise of the oceans due to climate changes; luckily we still have some outrigger canoes to reach safer shores…
Venus Point, Island of Tahiti, French Polynesia – Kite : Fled – Camera : Ricoh GX 200 – Rig : designed by Brooks Leffler –AUTOKAP -
This Kite aerial photography session was also the conclusion of KAPiTA/09 a gathering of KAPers coming from the UK, Canada, Switzerland and France.
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2009 20:22
 
11
Oct
2009
AKA 2009 Member's Choice KAP Photo Contest
Blog - News
Written by Pierre Lesage   
The winner of the 2009 AKA Member's Choice Kite Aerial Photograph is:
"Going My Way" by James Power
birds by jimpowers
And the other honorable mentions are:

"Facing the Angel" by Pierre Lesage
mt st michel
and "Rising Sun on Dune 45" also by Pierre Lesage
This photo contest organized by the American Kitefliers Association at their annual convention promotes Kite Aerial Photography to the members of the Association. With close to 50 images and 13 contestants, it seems 2009 was a great year!
Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 17:44
 
11
Oct
2009
A Great KAPers get together in Tokyo
Blog - Kap Session
Written by Pierre Lesage   
KAPiJAP or a great get together with some talented Kite flyers and KAPers in Tokyo: Hazegawa san, Murooka san and Larry san.
From left to right : Hazegawa san, Murooka san and myself
Unfortunately there was not enough wind to lift our rigs, but the wonderful thing about meeting kite flyers and KAPers around the world is that the exchange is very rich and I always find the same spirit. These guys are retired, but they are having fun, flying their kites.... I emailed them when i arrived in Tokyo, they came and pick me up the next day at my hotel and asked me to join them during the week.... unfortunately I was also in Tokyo for business !!!
Some images here
Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 17:47
 
24
Sep
2009
AutoKAP rig for Nikon D90
Blog - Equipment
Written by Pierre Lesage   
I just ordered the design (by Brooks Leffler) and construction of an autoKAP rig for a Nikon D90. Rotation will be controlled by a simple servo tester, shutter of the D90 will be controlled by a Gentled Auto with a 4 seconds interval. I plan to use it with a 10,5 mm fish eye lens. More to come in october !
 
24
Sep
2009
KAPiTA 2009 Oct 17-24, 2009
Blog - News
Written by Pierre Lesage   
KAPiTA 2009 Oct 17-24, 2009 an International Kapers conference on the island of Moorea is unfortunately cancelled due to a lack of participation. However if the conference side is canceled the get together will still happen with Carl Bigras a canadian KAPer and Dave Mitchel from the UK and of course Heidy and myself. Bernard Begliomini, a new KAPer from Tahiti (the only one I know) may also join. Launched two years ago, this event was endorsed by the CVCF ( Cerf volant club de France) and sponsored by Tahiti Tourisme and InterContinental Hotels French Polynesia but at that time no one could predict the economic turbulences the world is going through today. It was fun and very interesting working on the various subjects of the conference and we had the privilege to meet many KAPers around the world. At least the positive aspect is that with a smaller group not only will we visit Moorea but also the island of Bora Bora.
 
24
Sep
2009
Dan Leigh R8 Delta - Travel version
Blog - Equipment
Written by Pierre Lesage   
Back in december 2008 when we were preparing our expedition to Namibia, we found out that the luggage trunck of the Cessna 180 were too small to bring any sort of framed kite. 20 kilos maximum, 60 centimeters maximum... it was obvious we would have to leave our faithful Dan Leigh Delta R8 at home...Just in case I contacted Dan Leigh, a remarkable craftman in the UK who builds some of the most beautiful deltas I know, to ask him if he could design a travel version of his R8 that could fit in a small 50 centimeter tube. 3 months later (if you are in a hurry don’t shop with Dan) and  a few technical chanllenges that Dan solved, I receive the travel version of the R8. It is superb and the quality is exceptionnal. During its maiden flight in San Francisco, late march 2009, next to Cris Benton’s Flow Form 30 and Scot Heffner’s Rokkaku the R8 supported some  20 knots gusts and flew remarkably well.
From Bolinas Ridge in California to the Mont St Michel, via the Namib Desert, the lagoon of Bora Bora, Paris intra muros, I now alwas travel with it.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 17:57
 
24
Sep
2009
A KAP Shot from Namibia on National Geographic !
Blog - Announcement
Written by Pierre Lesage   

The December issue of National Geographic Adventure will publish some Kite Aerial Photos shot at Serra Cafema Lodge in Namibia.

ng

Serra Cafema Camp is one of the most remote camps in all of Southern Africa and offers one of the most memorable experiences in Namibia. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the area and the remote explorer aesthetic, Serra Cafema is an unexpected oasis of luxury and sumptuous spaciousness perched on the Kunene River which forms Namibia's northernmost border.

r0014954-rsized

The camp's Portuguese name comes from the mountains to the north that dominate the skyline. The region is shared with wonderful Himba people who are some of the last true nomadic people in Africa. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in the whole region and the river creates a lush oasis along it's banks surrounded by rugged mountains and sand dunes. In some ways, being at Serra Cafema is a bit like being on the banks of the Nile as the Kunene River meanders through the desert. Serra Cafema Camp is owned by Wilderness Safaris and Jockel and Monica Gruettemeyer. The Landlords are the local Himba Community.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2009 04:22
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2