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The Daimon Kite Festival

These are some photos I took years ago at the Daimon Kite Festival in Toyama-ken, Japan. Kites of all sizes, kinds, shapes and colors took to the sky, flown by anyone from small children to full teams of adults. 9 more words


Defining objects

A writing prompt last week had me stumped. If someone were to ask my friends what object they associated me with, what would they answer? Honestly… I had no idea what anyone would say. 335 more words

Kites and GoPro Cameras Speed Up Marine Research for Coral Reefs

By Gregg Yan, WWF
Chugging along on a chase boat, we lower a curious contraption into the crystal waters of Tubbataha’s North Atoll. Though it looks like what you’d get by crossing a farm plow with a bunch of GoPro cameras, it will change the way we look at coral reefs.  1,167 more words

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20th July 2014: High Wycombe to Marlow

Don led four of us (plus a walker from another club who decided to join us at Marylebone) from High Wycombe to Marlow. At the start we found ourselves on the route of the Wycombe Half Marathon (going in the wrong direction), but then soon found ourselves in beech woods and rolling hills, with beautiful views accompanied by numerous kites (the feathered kind – Don corrected my misidentification of them as buzzards). 12 more words


Summer breeze and a kite on the beach

Since the drones came out a few years ago, kite aerial photography lost interest for a few photographers that are just looking for photographic results. I am also looking for results but I need that poetic aspect of doing it with a kite, and as long as there is wind I never have problem with batteries.

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Writing Fiction: "Pantsing" my way through

Not knowing what’s going to happen when I sit down to write is a lot more fun than outlining a plot beforehand. For me, already knowing the whole story turns the writing of it into “work.” The downside, though, is that not planning sometimes results in a chaotic mess, like… 631 more words