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Panorama series: Kites

Look up, up in the sky!

Kite events make for very nice panoramic images. The blue skies are offset with numerous colorful kites of all shapes and sizes. Kites make me feel happy.

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Portsmouth Kite Festival 2005

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Edo sunscreen
If an Edo is not high in the sky, it makes a nice sunscreen. This is the backside of the kite.
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Softkites
Various softkites by various kite builders.
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Bas Vreeswijk & Ruud Kugel
Bas and Ruud are known for their contemporary versions of traditional Japanese kites.
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Wind Gallery at dusk
Part of a display by Robert and Heleen Valkenburg.

Kite store 'de Paddestoel'

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The most colorful shop
This is where Tessa and I buy our kite supplies (and where we get advise for our odd kite ideas).

Portsmouth Kite Festival 2004

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Softkites
Various softkites by various kite builders.

Oostende Kite Festival 2004

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Ring
Though not strictly a kite, these rings are rather impressive upclose.
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Tessa flies a Tyvek Edo
2.4 * 1.4 meters of spun-bonded polyethylene and 17 * ~30 meters of nylon bridle
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Wrapping it up
Sunset after the first day of the festival.
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Candy Dropping
Children scramble as candy is dropped from a kites

Bristol Kite Festival 2003

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Festival of the Sea
A 'time composite'of the festival of the sea presentation. A lack of wind kept the kites near the ground, close to the camera.