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Saskatchewan Aerial Photography

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In June I attended the Windscape Kite Festival as and invited 'celebrity flyer' in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It was my second time invited (last time was in 2011). It gave my wife and I an opportunity to have a mini-holiday out west and we took an extra week exploring southern Saskatchewan in day trips from our accommodation at McMaster Manor Bed & Breakfast near Lafleche, SK. A number of aerial sessions were undertaken. There were also a couple of disappointments where I was at ideal locations with insufficient wind. You win some, you lose some! Here is a sample from...

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Grain Elevator in Roland, Manitoba - Postcard

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Here's my new postcard design of the Jordan Elevator, Roland, Manitoba. The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page. Western Grain Elevator by robhuntley © Rob Huntley

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South Saskatchewan River - Postcard

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Here's my new postcard design of the South Saskatchewan River near Outlook, Saskatchewan. The photograph was taken from Skytrail, the longest pedestrian bridge in Canada. Skytrail is a key segment of the Trans Canada Trail and is a popular location for birdwatching. The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page. South Saskatchewan River by robhuntley © Rob Huntley

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How to Make Tiny Town Miniatures!

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This post demonstrates a process known as "Fake Tilt-Shift" carried out in PhotoShop or other image editing software. After a mere two weeks of playing with the creation of these miniatures, I don't imagine I've become an expert yet. However, I took the opportunity to share what I'd learned with my camera club, the Camera Club of Ottawa, and since I had done the work to prepare the slides I'm posting them here for anyone's benefit. What follows are a few examples of the results of applying the technique and then subsequent to that I've included a short demo of...

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KAP 2008-33: Carling Avenue near Shirley's Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. June 11, 2008

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This KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) outing took place near the Watts Creek Bike Path near Carling Avenue in the area of Shirley's Bay. The objective of this KAP was private work, and thus the primary photos from the shoot are not included. Only a few of the general shots of the area and some straight-down abstracts of roads and railway lines are presented. Carling Avenue near Shirley's Bay. The Ottawa River can be seen in the distance. X marks the spot. This photograph was taken using kite aerial photography (KAP). YES, that's me in the field - follow the string!...

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