Welcome to day 100 of 365 photos…this kitesurfer (kiteboarder) put on a great show for me on Cedar Island. These were taken a couple of days ago and the day was dark, dreary, windy and cold. This dude was NOT camera shy. When he saw the camera, he made his way toward me and had a smile on his face for a lot of the photos that I took. This one is my favorite, even though he was not doing any tricks. I like the horses and riders behind him.Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 400mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/800 second – ISO: 200He flew high over the water.And while I didn’t get the entire flip–here is a part of it. Note the smile that was on his face most of the time. Like I said before, he sure wasn’t camera shy.
From Wikipedia: “Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport. A kitesurfer or kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without foot-straps or bindings. The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable, although kiteboarding may also refer to kite landboarding or kite snowboarding.
There are different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle, freeride, downwinders, speed, course racing, wakestyle, jumping and wave-riding. In 2012, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated by the ISAF and IKA at 1.5 million persons worldwide  (pending review). The global market is worth US$250 million.“
Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
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Liz, these last two photos are especially for you. They are my photos from today out of my rainy window. See how wet these two birds are! I didn’t want you to think that I was slacking on my daily photos.
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