Above Eden

Give yourself to a drunk life windTo blow you to all directions, fast.Let it fold you like a leaf,Into a mad flight, that crazy blast. Fly like leaves carried by a whirlwindFor the flight, you are made, dear soul. Tin Ujević There was a kite festival in the fantastically crazy town of O. – the … Read more

New Guy in the Sky

We are oftentimes waxing poetically about our first KAP kite, the Venerable Blue Rokkaku. The constant praising of the old kite even while flying new(er) ones, and an opportunity of someone of us having a birthday, prompted the indomitable Janez Vizjak, founder, chief kite designer and kite maker of Dr.Agon kites, to make another Rokkaku … Read more

The Old Guy in the Sky

It wasn’t much of a KAP session… and we were back at the location we had flown over so many times before that we could make a fairly long movie just using the photos as frames. But this time was different – the old guy was back in the sky! This venerable blue Rokkaku was … Read more

A Flight Over the Crow’s Nest

We’ve been doing kite aerial photography for over six years and, with the exception of a dog, a herd of cows, and some horses, we’ve never caught an animal – even when we fly in areas where wildlife is supposed to be prevalent. Last weekend, however … The Ljubljana Marshes, our favorite and most frequented … Read more

Of Monsters and Marshes

Ljubljana Marshes are a huge … marshy expanse south of Ljubljana; a landscape park, an important archaeology area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a nice recreational area, a home to many an endangered species of flora and fauna, an intense agricultural region, and, most importantly, a place where we usually go to fly kites. A … Read more

Into the Deep White Yonder

We had come back from the hot Gujarat straight into the cold, dark winter. Snow had covered most of Slovenia, and after all that show kite flying in India we were eager for some old-school kite aerial photography session – we have precious few photos of a landscape in white, and this opportunity was not … Read more

Towards the Abyss

We said that the last post was the final in the series about Planina polje. We lied. This is Unica river, the sixth apparition of the “River of the Seven Names” flowing serenely across the plain. But can you tell in which direction is it flowing? From the hills onto the plain, from the forest … Read more

A Caressing Light

The third KAP session on Planina polje was all about light. The low Autumn sun did its magic. No intriguing history this time, no sparkling science, no stunning discoveries … just the wind, the kite, the line … … the setting sun caressing lush meadows, trees in their autumnal dresses, and a river. That’s it. … Read more

It Cracked in the Middle Miocene

And it was quite a rumble … The Earth back then – some 12 million years ago – was different, but uncannily similar. Arabian peninsula and Zagros mountains just crashed into Eurasia proper, severing the Tethys from the Indian ocean, and Africa collided with Iberia, closing the Gibraltar straits that lead to the Messinian salinity … Read more

Top-Down Magic: Planina Karst Field

There are few changes of perspective that reveal more than the top-down view, the one that is furthest removed from the ordinary human experience. Lines of trees become broadly winding meanders, hidden landscape features are suddenly visible, secret dances of the shadows thrown by the setting Autumn sky are exposed. The northern part of Planina … Read more