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2013.02.18
Original post 2012.11.12

Nov. 11 was a two-fer: Veterans Day proper (although it was observed on the 12th), and my birthday. As such, after reading at IRIS, I treated myself to some kite-flying near the Indiana War Memorial and the IPL Central Library. I then looked back at other kite photos I've taken and realized that I have a backlog of unposted pictures. I also thought it'd be a good idea to collect the best kite photos in one place for those of you interested in that sort of thing.

I'll frequently update this post, so a bookmark will lead right back here each time you click, but the entry itself will fly to the top of the main blog page every time I update it. That way, when you come back to the blog, whether you go to the entry or not, you'll notice if there's a new photo. I'm sure you're gonna love this. I mean, who doesn't like kite photos?

Update 2012.11.26: I took the kite to the beach! I visited my aunt and uncle in The Villages, Fla., before Thanksgiving, and on my way to visiting friends in Tampa, I stopped by Clearwater Beach on the best day for weather I've seen in a long time. The wind was strong enough, yet calm, and so it lifted the kite up and didn't flap it around too much. That meant that most of the photos I got were clean and not warped, resulting in the awesome photos below.

And guess what? Some of them are for sale! It's Cyber Monday, so I'm joining in on the fun by selling some kite photos through SmugMug. You can find all the KAP photos for sale in this gallery, and you'll also find links to individual photos in some of the captions. If there's a kite photo you really like, but you can't find it in the gallery, drop me a line and I'll post it for you.

Think about it: You could get a bird's-eye-view of a Florida beach on canvas, on a puzzle, on a coaster, on a card, or even on metal! Plus, you get to help a photog out while buying a gift for yourself or someone else. What's not to like?

Update 2013.02.18 This weekend, I took the kite back to Chicago. It wasn't as windy as I would have liked, but that just made for good, unorthodox photos, including many self-portraits.

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Brownsburg, Ind., July 26, 2012 Brownsburg, Ind., July 26, 2012 Alex Farris
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Brownsburg, Ind., July 26, 2012 Brownsburg, Ind., July 26, 2012 Alex Farris
Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 Montrose Park, Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 Alex Farris
Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 Jackson Park beach, Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 Alex Farris
Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 Jackson Park beach, Chicago, Sept. 24, 2012 | Buy this photo Alex Farris
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Behind house, Indianapolis, Oct. 29, 2012 Neighborhood, Indianapolis, Oct. 29, 2012 Alex Farris
Behind house, Indianapolis, Oct. 29, 2012 (The line got tangled in three different trees, so I had to use a ladder to get it out. Let that be a lesson to you.) Neighborhood, Indianapolis, Oct. 29, 2012

(The line got tangled in three different trees, so I had to use a ladder to get it out. Let that be a lesson to you.)
Alex Farris
Assembly Hall parking lot, Bloomington, Ind., Oct. 31, 2012<br /><br />(Sadly, the wind wasn't strong enough to get the Hall in the picture. Instead, you get a parking lot made of hot molten lava.) Assembly Hall parking lot, Bloomington, Ind., Oct. 31, 2012

(Sadly, the wind wasn't strong enough to get the Hall in the picture. Instead, you get a parking lot made of hot molten lava.)
Alex Farris
Meridian and North streets, Indianapolis, Nov. 11, 2012 Meridian and North streets, Indianapolis, Nov. 11, 2012 | Buy this photo Alex Farris
Central Library and American Legion Mall Central Library and American Legion Mall, Indianapolis, Nov. 11, 2012 Alex Farris
Landing the kite, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Landing the kite, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 | Buy this photo Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Clearwater Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2012 Alex Farris
Self-portrait on 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Self-portrait on 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Alex Farris
Failed flight on 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Failed flight on 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 | Buy this photo Alex Farris
Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Alex Farris
Skyline, Adler Planetarium, and 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Skyline, Adler Planetarium, and 12th Street Beach, Chicago, Feb. 17, 2013 Alex Farris

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