I was at a kite festival in Port Colborne a few weeks ago, and I bought a tiny keychain video camera from a nice fellow named Matt Black. Matt’s with the Wind Climbers club (Cambridge) and the Renegade Strings club (Guelph).
The camera is so small and light that you can attach it to a kite and get amazing aerial shots of the city that are impossible to get any other way. I got a simple and stable kite from Gary Mark (Toronto Kite Fliers) and tried out my new camera at Trinity Bellwoods Park. (I just taped the camera to the keel, with one piece of duct tape).
These are pics from my first attempt. I took 30 minutes of video, and pulled these frames out using Quicktime and screenshots. (The video is too shaky to post. I’m working on stabilization techniques…).
The shots are angled downwards and to the east (overlooking Gorevale, Bellwoods, Claremond, Manning, etc) and south east, overlooking the downtown core.
Kites are amazing. Join us at WindFest, on October 2nd, to see more!
(These photos , and a few others are also posted as a Facebook album, if you’d like to share).