Kite photography

Kalaloch Beach kiteThis is a self-portrait of myself on the beach a couple weeks ago standing at the edge of the surf. I was attempting to retrieve a large piece of rubber flooring. It took several minutes but I was able to snag it and I carried it up to the dumpster in the picnic area at Kalaloch, in the Olympic NP. Being springtime there was much flotsam and we were able to assist, during our hikes, in the clean-up which took place that weekend. In the pouring rain, I might add – there was much water from the sea and from the sky. If we’d had our kayak, we easily could have slipped it into the surf and paddled out to sea.

We began trying aerial photography using a kite on this trip. It worked beautifully. Matt hung onto the kite here in this photo. It took both of us to launch the camera after we’d secured a good wind. We both took turns urging the kite upwards until it caught a good breeze, and then it flew perfectly despite the rain. Can you guess how large this piece of driftwood is?

driftwood from the air

 

River Bliss

Flath shore

This little spot on the Flathead is not visible from the road. We have driven past it lots but didn’t know what was beyond until Matt decided to pull off one day and investigate. I think it must be a favorite fishing spot so I won’t divulge anything. 🙂  He can fly his plane on the footpath and I can sit here soaking up the peace with the flowers for companionship.And there are great rocks…

flowers

From on high

This is the view from on top of Snowbowl ski area. I’ve never ridden a Ski lift going down and I never want to again. I’ve had people tell me this photo was worth the ride – I’m not so sure. I prefer going down on skis, thank you.
The wild flowers were very pretty! Even given the dry conditions. More iPhone photos since clutching the big, camera bag was not on the agenda…

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