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Manini Owali at Kua Bay | by TomBenedict
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Manini Owali at Kua Bay

It's not the image I was after, but I'm beginning to think the one I'm after isn't physically possible. Still, of the kite aerials I've done at Kua Bay, this is the closest to how I'd like to photograph Manini Owali Beach at Kua Bay.


As with my recent session at Kiholo Bay this one started life on Google Earth. I found the angles from which I wanted to photograph the bay, and translated that into a camera location and altitude. Using wind maps run by the local sailplane club, I knew where I had to stand in order to put the camera precisely where I needed it. This is the second time this technique has worked almost flawlessly. I'm sold on the idea.

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Taken on October 7, 2009