25 July 08
Kite Cam View Of Castle Of Old Wick
18 July 07
Kite Cam Photos Taken At Braehead, Wick
1 January 07
Kite Cam Photos
Regulars to Caithness.org will know that we have often featured the
great wind opportunities that exist in Caithness for kite flying.
Grant Golding who has been to Caithness many times with his kites has
now taken up photography using kites and some of the results will be
This new section will show just how
practical kite flying can be with occasional additions of photos taken
in Caithness with a camera suspended from a kite to get pictures that
would only otherwise be possible from a plane or a helicopter.
Obviously a kite is much cheaper proposition.
Details of the kit required etc will
be added for those folk interested. Whilst it is not straightforward to
set up and you require to have some skill at kite flying essentially
anyone could do it. The basic equipment consists of - kite,
digital camera, rig to hold the camera and remote controller similar to
remote controls for flying model planes.
So if you see a kite in the sky it
might just be taking photos for the web site.
Equipment Used To Take The
equipment shown is what was used to take the photos in Caithness.
Details and suggested suppliers are given.
Short Film Showing the Kite Cam Rig Working
This is a very
short film to show how the rig carrying the camera operates when
suspended from the kite.
What It Looks Like From The Rig
Another short film to show what it looks like from the camera rig
floating under the kite.
Kite Used Was A Sutton
Kite With Rig Attached
Kite Aerial Photography - Simon Harbord
Here you will find lots of links and photos such as the
Brooxes Better KAPix
Kite Aerials - Simon Harbord
Photography - Scott Haefner - 360 degree photos
Turn the photos around by using left click and drag
Aerial Photography - Charles C Benton
Elaine & Grant's Photostream
Includes several kite cam photos from Caithness among several pages.
Wick From North School
Here are some views of Wick taken from out past March Road looking over
the cemetery and the new shopping complex opened in 2006. Photos 2, 3
and 4 show where the infrastructure for a new housing development by M M
Miller has been going in for the past year. New homes will
shortly begin construction on the site. You can easily see that
the landscape in Wick is definitely changing fast.
unusual views from above help you see the layout of the broch somewhat
better than our previous photos taken from ground level.