This 7 element articulated kite was captured on the atlantic beach of Costa de Caparica, in the 'outra banda' region, the southern bank of the river Tejo estuary. Caparica is one of Portugal's best beaches - it's very long and sandy, the strong waves are almost always there and there are all kinds of sports facilities and a number of very fine beach cafe's.
It was captured during a day we spend with our dear Portuguese friends Manuela and Ana. We explored Barreiro, Almada & Caparica with them as guides. It was a delightful experience.
This is also another return to TE :-) I'll be posting a series about Portuguese leisure culture the upcoming weeks.
A video of the articulate kite in flight is here on You Tube: Caparica kites
The soundtrack : The magnificent seven
The alternative soundtrack (The Clash): The magnificent seven. Another feel and mood though ;-)
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yquem46 (38750) 2012-07-11 7:01
Splendid transparent colors of this long kite shot against the light on the blue BG
have a nice day, best regards
danos (89935) 2012-07-11 7:02
i'm glad to see you again in the site with this beautiful and colourful articulated kites on the air.Really the view and the experience of the sight of the 'Magnificent 7' would was unique.
The links with the soundtracks as the video in the You Tube completing perfect the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
emka (85311) 2012-07-11 7:14
hi Bert, Happy to see you here after a long break. The row of the kites looks fantastic indeed. Spectacular composition.
Best regards from very hot Warsaw
SnapRJW (31625) 2012-07-11 7:26
Hello Bert - The colourful kites make a lovely subject and these with their back-lighting look airy and light. Lovely summery shot that speaks of warm breezes and leisurely days. Nice work. Warm regards Rosemary
Nasy (124) 2012-07-11 8:40
These colorful, nicely lined kites resemble swimming fishes in the see.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-11 8:46
Very unique composition with the equipment of this hobby.Perfect colors and superb POV.Nice job.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-11 9:33
like this shot! Full of colour and a real sense of summer about it. Well seen and executed, it is an effective attractive image.
Regards - Brian.
rbassin (19657) 2012-07-11 11:09
une très belle photo, cet élément aux formes et couleurs variées est bien cadré, les détails sont bien visibles.
Sonata11 (33641) 2012-07-11 12:11
I've seen this a little move about the kits. Very impressive , wonderfully executed from fabulous POV with fantastic moment. Perfect captured, I really love is an amazing. I like it a lot, great colors, sharpness, super clarity. Awesome shot. Your office building is also marvellous and very impressive modern architecture. Perfect quality and well seen. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and greetings from raining Houston,
carlo62 (38094) 2012-07-11 14:53
accattivante ed attraente foto, la forza dei colori e della luce ci sono in modo splendido.
nikkitta (16476) 2012-07-11 19:55
Great colors in contrast with the sky
Like the way the you play with the light of the sun
Greetings and congrats
macjake (60664) 2012-07-11 23:45
great to see you back, its been awhile.
As i scrolled the screen up and down, what i notices almost right away is the variance of blues/purples from top to bottom - very attractive colors.
Its not too often we get to see abstract Kite photos, but here we have one.
its also nice to see the wings of the kite get larger as we pan upwards.
dkmurphys (52285) 2012-07-12 1:26
Very beautiful upper detail. I like the colors of this summer composition. Well seen.
jhm (143539) 2012-07-12 5:31
Ik heb het filmpje bekeken op You Tube en dit is zeker niet slecht.
Zeer mooie symetrie foto en tevens zeer kleurrijk.
ik ben benieuwd wat u in de toekomst zal laten zien uit Portugal.
Scherpte is hier zeker aanwezig, mooi gedaan.
Prettige dag verder uit een halfbewolkt Maldegem met 19.9° C, maar de buien zijn niet ver weg.
jaywalker (16101) 2012-07-12 13:17
Hi Bert, There are some very interesting photos on your sight & this is another with vibrant colours through-out, the background with that wonderful blue sky is gorgeous, not to sure about the crop but still very nice, kind regards Wilson.
aliabazari (16053) 2012-07-12 23:06
Combinaison très belle et puissante. De belles couleurs et un excellent éclairage. bien
Merci et salutations
UlfE (14641) 2012-07-14 11:15
A splendid shot. You have really captured this kite in an excellent way. Backlight is definitively the best option when taking photos of kites and the vertical format is also a perfect choice. It is also a graphically appealing photo. TFS and have a nice weekend!
Royaldevon (33073) 2012-07-15 1:03
You do have a fine eye for line and composition; the repetition of the shapes encourages the viewer to move up your photograph like walking up colourful steps.
Pin sharp details and lovely saturation.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Zengi001 (2725) 2012-07-16 2:05
Good idea, joyful implementation, thanks for sharing!
My greetings from Ankara,
annjackman (20743) 2012-07-16 2:08
It is a real treat to see another TE post from you. The bold composition with its bright colours is perfectly framed. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
mesutilgim (88568) 2012-07-16 11:23
Very nice observation, high quality photographic execution.
Perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
angel66 (1006) 2012-07-17 16:12
my compliments..this wasn't an easy shot!
I never seen a kite like that before. TFS
Have good fun
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 55-250 F/4,0-5,6 IS II, Lexar Prem SDhc 16GB, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2012-07-11 6:48