While on vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico, the owner of our Bed & Breakfast, Casa Candiles, took us on a couple of field trips. One of these was to Barra de Potosi, about a 1/2 hour's drive south along the Pacific Coast from Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo. We planned to have a few hours there doing beach stuff and having lunch at one of the many beachside restaurants. It gave me time to fly kites as well as explore with my SLR. I did the terrestrial camera work first because I wanted to check out where would be best for catching the breeze for my aerial photography later. The exploration also gave me an idea of what I might target on once the camera gear was in the air. As the breeze was minimal, I was limited to autoKAP, meaning that I did not have remote control over the aerial camera equipment. Instead the camera shoots by itself periodically while making small rotations to change the view.
This is an assortment of images that were taken either with my earthbound SLR or with my kite aerial photography equipment. More images from the kite aerial photography session can be viewed in my KAP 2012-3 - Barra de Potosi, Mexico Gallery. More images from the terrestrial walk-about can be seen in the Barra de Potosi Gallery in the main Mexico section on my website. The aerial images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).
Aerial photograph. Beached boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.
Aerial photograph. The lagoon at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.
White heron standing on the gunwale of a fishing boat at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.
Detail of two small boats at Barra de Potosi, Mexico.