What an adventure
, my good wife and I went out with the kite to a local ruin called Crichton Castle. The wind was blowing across a valley so it was a bit turbulent but we got the rig in the air and took a few shots.
After getting a few shots off I decided to get a better shot of the castle we would have to be on the other side, a walk of about half a mile. I lowered the kite a bit and took the camera off the line and started to walk with the kite still about 80feet in the air. There were some trees between us and the castle but I was sure I could manage between them and set off, we I did get past the trees, but as the kite was almost another 30 feet behind me it took a nose dive in a strong gust and pulled the line right through the top of the to the ground
OK I thought, I'll put the line down, untie the kite and pull the line trough, just then the kite shot into the air again, I held on tight and the line ripped back up through the branches and was free
, I quickly ran along the road to get it past the trees.
As we passed the castle, and as I expected there was some rough air, the kite dashed all over the sky before landing in grass, I wound up the line and carried it past the rough bit. We launched again and took a few more shots but my confidence was a little shaken so decided to pack it all up for today, go home and think about what I had learned and have a look at my shots. 75% blur due to motion as the camera swung 10% with random ground shots 15% with views of the subject at various jaunty angles, well what would you expect from a camera on the end of a bit string on a windy day, I can't wait to get out again