Green Sand Beach - Kite Aerial (KAP)



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Green Sand Beach near Ka Lae, at the south end of the Big Island of Hawai`i, really is green. The sand is largely composed of olivine crystals. Dry, the sand is a dark, but faded green. When wet, the sand takes on a rich green color that is unmistakable, even from the air.

This was done using a 6' rokkaku kite, a Brooks BBKK KAP rig, and a Canon A650IS camera. The rig was controlled using an experimental automatic controller. In a little under an hour it had taken over a thousand exposures. The blurries, ocean-only frames, and frames containing isolated details (patch of grass, patch of flowers, etc.) have been removed, leaving 899 photos.

Green Sand Beach isn't the easiest place to get to. It's my hope that this synth works well enough to give anyone a look at this rare and beautiful place.

Equipment Used:
Kite - 6' Rokkaku
Line - #200 braided dacron
Rig - Brooks BBKK & AutoKAP Controller
Camera - Canon A650IS
Synthy 99%
Views 543
Favorites 4
Photos 899
Date Created 4/29/2009

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I love these, keep them coming! I love the texture in the lava cliffs to surfers right. Have you found our new highlights feature? If not try it out - just click on the edit button.
tbenedict Over 1 year ago
Yup! This is my second synth to get highlights. Sorry it took me so long to add some. This one had to crank overnight before it would show up. First order of business after waking up was to edit the synth and add some highlights. Now off to make coffee!
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
You're really making some fantastic synths! (I'll be home May 24 - June 1 for my reunion... Would love to catch up.)
Marvin Over 1 year ago
Ver nice!
Maui4Me Over 1 year ago
Amazing! This beach is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
ChartShark Over 1 year ago
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