Let's go fly a kite

Hooligan Dan

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So the other day I was sent out to photograph the owner of a mobile kite store. I've had to shoot people flying kites before and I was not looking forward to this. The kites are always small and way up in the air, making it hard to shoot them in any way other than a super wide vertical.

As I approached the marina I saw a medium sized, parachute-shaped kite flying. Figured this would be the same situation I've faced other summers. Then I parked and walked over the hill.

I have never seen kites like these before. They were basically small hot air balloons. Pretty incredible.

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How cool is that?!?! I especially like the 4th and 5th photos, really interesting perspectives.

Also: Pixmedic *really* needs the shirt that girl's wearing. :D

she obviously has very refined taste in men. she looks a little young for me though.
 

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Wicked cool! I've had a lot of kites, including some pretty fancy stunt kites, but I've NEVER had one I could stand up inside. Great work Dan!
 

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Awesome shots! I have seen similar here at our annual "kite festival" in Long Beach. But never had the opportunity to stand inside one, I'm sure the client was pleased with the outcome.
 

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Wow, those look awesome...although I can imagine they are a handful to control & use.

Well done on the photos Dan.
 

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