Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fly a kite

Today was the annual kite flying day of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's School of Architecture. A couple of hundred architecture, technology and interior design students take part in this ice breaker event at the start of a new year. Unfortunately the Windy City didn't live up to its reputation and the kite fliers struggled a bit to get their creations into the sky. This guy with his kite on a fishing rod was one of the successful fliers who stayed airborne for more than 5 seconds.

Due to the fact that the wind wasn't playing along I couldn't really get any pictures of lots of kites in the sky at the same time, but I did catch Spongebob Squarepants soaring overhead.
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  1. What fun to see creative kites. Too bad the wind didn't cooperate. Nice capture of Springbob.

  2. Totally love the shot of Sponge Bob! I really do enjoy visiting your blogs :o) By the way...the photo of St Augustines is suberb! Awesome perspective :o)

  3. The first photo today is wonderfully dramatic! Stunning, actually. The lines and tension work well.

    It looks like the person flying the kite is using a fishing pole ... is that correct?

    Very well done!

  4. Love both shots but that first panned shot featuring the fishing rod kite flier is simply awesome!

  5. Lovely pics....I liked the second one

  6. Very interesting event. Looks like it was a great day for kite flying too. Nice photos.

    Have a good weekend.

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  7. How fun! Sponge Bob looks great up there in the sky! love the color contrasts! Enjoy the week and thanks for visiting my SWF.