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Rob's Photo Blog — village

KAP 2013-20 - Spencerville Mill, Spencerville, Ontario - May 1, 2013

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  Spencerville is a small village in eastern Ontario, less than an hour's drive from Ottawa. It is just north of Prescott and adjacent to Highway 416. It sits on the South Nation River. I went to Spencerville for the first time about a month prior to this session. I was delivering three prints which I had entered in a juried photography competition/exhibit at the ArtScene Gallery located on Spencer Street (the main street) in Spencerville. Passing the Spencerville Mill, which I had checked out first on Google Earth, I decided that this was a good place for a KAP...

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KAP 2013-18 - Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Québec - April 24, 2013

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I was looking for a park off the highway to eat a sandwich before continuing the drive home. I pulled off at Cabano, Québec, a town I had not previously visited. Although much of the signage reads Cabano, I have since discovered that the two villages of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac were merged in 2010 to become Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. I found a very large park on the lakefront, Parc Clair Soleil, and had my lunch. At ground-level there were traces of snow and much brown dead-looking grass which might be less than inspiring to a snap-shooter on vacation but beyond that I...

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KAP 2013-9 - Prospect, Nova Scotia - April 1, 2013

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  I love the setting of this village. Winter has just left the area making the much of the terrain look dead. I'm sure a much different picture can be obtained in the summer and the winter. I hope to return at other times of year. A big thank-you goes out to Bill Wilson, a Halifax area Flickr contact, for helping me resolve equipment issues in order to get this session done. Two days earlier I had been to Peggy's Cove and here to Prospect. The winds were very strong that day but with the attitude "You don't get if...

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Kite Aerial Photography of Alma, New Brunswick - KAP 2013-10

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  Alma, New Brunswick is a small village at the mouth of the Upper Salmon River which empties into the Bay of Fundy in the Atlantic Ocean. Alma is found at the eastern entrance to the Fundy National Park. This session took place on April 13, 2010 as I passed through New Brunswick en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia. I discovered at the outset of this trip that the video component of my aerial transmitter was broken. Consequently I had to shoot this session blind, just estimating the angle and direction of the camera and taking additional shots to increase the...

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KAP 2012-4 & KAP 2012-5 - Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico

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I did two kite aerial photography sessions several days apart at opposite ends of the beach named Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico. Playa El Palmar is the nearest beach to Casa Candiles, the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed during our vacation. The B&B is about 10 minutes walk from the public access near the south end of the beach (beside the Barcelo Hotel). There are no small hotels or B&Bs on the beach as you will see from the photographs. The buildings are large hotels and condominium complexes. These images were obtained using a camera suspended below a kite...

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