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Taken 3-Jul-22
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Keywords:Kite, Montana, blue, mountain, sky, windy
Photo Info

Dimensions4917 x 7375
Original file size16.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Jul-22 10:43
Date modified3-Jul-22 22:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/160 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 64
Metering modeSpot
Flying a Kite

Flying a Kite

Flying a Kite

I discovered a new talent that I was not aware that I had, or even thought that I would ever need. Turns out I can fly a kite with one hand, and take pictures with the other! My wife and I have decided that we need to take a kite with us on all future adventures.

Do you remember when you were a kid and flying a kite brought so much laughter and joy? Do you remember the rattle of the wind on the crinkly material and the way it zoomed back and forth like it had a life of its own? How you thought you were controlling it, but in reality the kite went where the wind told it too? Do you remember the way the kite begs for more string so it can climb higher and higher, ever pulling at the spool in your hands? Sometimes the kite turns toward the ground and seems to be racing for a collision with terra firma. You hold your breath and brace for the worst, then, at the last second some invisible force turns it back toward the sky and it races upward with incredible speed. You smile and laugh and run back and forth and then laugh some more? Well, turns out it has the same effect on 50 somethings too! My wife and I had such a blast flying a kite at 9600 ft, watching the butterfly dance among the clouds was a highlight of the trip.

Now, YOU go fly a kite!