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Rob's Photo Blog — Westboro Beach

100 Strangers Project: Stranger 2/100 - Alisa

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Stranger 2/100 - Alisa I was out by the Ottawa River, near home, shooting nature and landscape shots. I spent some time at Westboro Beach and while there Alisa arrived and launched her paddle board into the cool October waters of the Ottawa River. For awhile I thought she was challenging herself to paddle to Quebec on the other side. She turned when she was well out in the middle. I thought it would be an idea to ask for a portrait for the 100 Strangers Project when she returned, not realizing how long a workout she had planned for...

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Kite Aerial Photography (KAP 2008-1)

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Kite Aerial Photography has recently caught my imagination. Besides giving the opportunity to photograph from the air without having to hire a private plane, it has the added benefit of being able to go where no airplane can go - low to the ground as well as closer to many potential photographic subjects. There are safety concerns with regards to innocent bystanders (imagine several lbs. of camera and rig free-falling to the ground) not to mention yourself (hydro wires, etc) and your photographic equipment. Nevertheless, it seems like a lot of fun and a little bit off-beat. I've been looking...

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