Archive for the 'kite aerial photography' Category

KAP in low winds

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I had an interesting day with my 8’ Rokkaku a while back and thought I would file a report. Of late I have been trying to take photographs of a particular area in the South Bay salt ponds and it has proved a difficult puzzle. The target is former Salt Pond E8A, which was returned […]

Again, progress is reported

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

I have been fortunate to receive permits from U. S. Fish & Wildlife and California Fish & Wildlife granting permission to take aerial photographs over the South Bay landscape. As part of a periodic cycle of permitting, I submit progress reports on the Hidden Ecologies Project and a summary of photographs taken. The last three […]

Hiatus no more

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

As a quick perusal of my preceding posts will suggest I have been on something of a hiatus in my South Bay photography. This is largely due to a year spent as Affiliate Artist at the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands where I concentrated my photographic efforts on documenting San Francisco’s […]


Friday, May 1st, 2015

It has been a while since I have posted. The project is still very much in my mind as I have been caught up in other work. I will endeavor to post more often. It is always nice to get work out in the public view. Of late I have been pleased to get an […]

A creek (once) ran through it

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

As Bay Area Creeks go, Alameda Creek is rather large. It drains a watershed of around 700 square miles the bulk of which lies east of Niles Canyon out toward Livermore, Altamont and points south. After the creek exits Niles Canyon it crosses six miles or so of alluvial plain then another two miles of […]

Salt Pond E6C – November 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The first phase of South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (SBSPRP) work in the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) played out between the San Mateo Bridge approach to the north and the Old Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel to the south. After several years of remarkable Phase I progress, the SBSPRP is now starting a […]

I am ready for my closeup

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

On a fine early October afternoon I met journalist Wayne Freedman out at Battery Mendell in the Marin headlands to do a video interview. It is always fun to watch a pro at work so the afternoon proved entertaining as Wayne set up a variety of shots to support the interview narrative. Cameras were strapped […]

Homage to Rothko revisited

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

My first forays into the South Bay salt pond landscape were fueled by a photographic interest in color and texture. This theme still holds great appeal as I often find places that offer the potential for abstract or painterly images. My second landscape theme sprang from the realization that my aerial images contained traces of […]

Color and Texture – Salt Ponds E12 & E13

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Last Sunday I headed out to ELER with the idea of taking some follow up color and texture shots of the shallow waters in the newly reconfigured Salt Pond E12 complex. On arriving I found these ponds largely dry with huge bags of pea gravel placed on several of the “bird islands” dotting the landscape. […]

Salt Pond E2

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

In the kick-off briefing session for this year’s round of photographs, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (SBSPRP) management team expressed interest in coverage of the bay edge of Salt Pond E2. This pond lies just north of the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel on the outboard side of the pond complex that will […]