One of the many benefits of having a kid is an excuse to explore places and events you wouldn’t have otherwise. Case in point, my wife and I brought our son to the Austin Kite Festival the other week, something we had never been to. It’s kind of remarkable how low key it is; it’s an event that says “hey what if we all just flew kites in this field on a certain day?” and that’s pretty much it.
I came to the event, camera in hand, with a vision of capturing a picture with many kites in the sky, but as I reviewed what I had I found the individual kite shots to be much more compelling. Even though I took this photo from the ground, looking up, the kite happened to angle at just the right moment to appear almost as if I’m just as high up, shooting from the side.
And not to nerd out about gear, but I love that my camera sensor was able to clearly capture the thin string, and even the little o-ring, suspended taut in midair.