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.