Had a great afternoon with my Mom and daughter on our National Mall. The weather was perfect for the second weekend in a row and the wind was ideal for flying a kite. These images were captured using a gopro hero3 camera, hung from a picavet and attached to the string, about 150 feet lower than the kite. I like the unique perspective that only Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) provides from a low, oblique angle. KAP was first put into practice by the French in the 1880s and experienced a renaissance one hundred years later.
The gopro resolution is 12mp, so distant objects aren't very sharp and you can't post-process .jpegs much without causing all sorts of bad things, including pixelation. A vibrating kite string doesn't help either. I adjusted some contrast and saturation and that's it - no cropping, rotation or perspective adjustment. The bottom image was centered perfectly and is simply the result of choosing from a number of interval-timed shots. My daughter loved pulling the kite down and letting it skyrocket upwards. Lots of fun.