Kite Flying

Kite Flying

The beaches on Amrum are absolutely huge and always windy. This is perfect for kite flying.

Now, I haven't really flown a kite since I was a kid and all the kites I have flown are run of the mill looking things, so, when I had a chance to try out this fairly large kite, I jumped at it.

What a lot of fun but man, does it ever give you a good work out. When you have it low down like this it's at it's strongest and it'll drag you down the beach. Notice the tracks? You can give yourself a rest by having it fly straight up above you - at that point it has the least wind resistance - but there's really no fun in that.

Having it down low you can sweep it over the beach and loop it and bring it back. Really cool but it's tough. Your feet are dug into the sand and your back, shoulders and arms are working hard to keep it from crashing and you from flopping forward and being dragged away.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-14 14:44:39
Posted: 2011-07-06 | 15:19





Kite Flying

Kite Flying

The beaches on Amrum are absolutely huge and always windy. This is perfect for kite flying.

Now, I haven't really flown a kite since I was a kid and all the kites I have flown are run of the mill looking things, so, when I had a chance to try out this fairly large kite, I jumped at it.

What a lot of fun but man, does it ever give you a good work out. When you have it low down like this it's at it's strongest and it'll drag you down the beach. Notice the tracks? You can give yourself a rest by having it fly straight up above you - at that point it has the least wind resistance - but there's really no fun in that.

Having it down low you can sweep it over the beach and loop it and bring it back. Really cool but it's tough. Your feet are dug into the sand and your back, shoulders and arms are working hard to keep it from crashing and you from flopping forward and being dragged away.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-14 14:44:39
Posted: 2011-07-06 | 15:19


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