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Tetien Trader 4

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) on Elliot Bay. May 17, 2011. This image was taken by a camera lofted by a kite.


This image is of the waterfront north of downtown Seattle, showing the Louis Dreyfus grain terminal on Elliot Bay, and the Tetien Trader grain cargo ship.


Visible in this image is grain dust floating off the deck of the ship and out onto the water. Loading operations were occurring while I was there, causing this small dust cloud.


Also, for special bonus points, see the seagull flying well below my kite near the very bottom of the image. :)


Oh, and one more. Check out the satellite image of this location on the map. When that image was taken there happened to be a boat docked, so google maps looks pretty similar to what it looked like that night.


More about this vessel can be found here:


Wind conditions were heavy, and a bit gusty for my Rok in this site, but the wind was out of the right direction to approach the ship.


Technical Details:

6' Rok Kite

Canon S90, using CHDK

Brooxes Simplex Rig

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Taken on May 17, 2011