Satellite of Love

The middle of December is rarely a good time for flying kites. It’s cold, it’s damp, it’s dark … the winds die down, the sun sets wayyy too early – if it wasn’t for the aggressive festive spirit, December would be the worst month of them all. But here and there a beautiful sunny and … Read more

Who Flew Higher?

After the fantastic KAP session above Lake Cerknica – that brought us to the even more fantastic story of Magnificent Margie, check it out! – we were going through the big heap of photos when our eyes suddenly lit up. Notice something on this kite aerial shot of a huge meander od Stržen creek, temporarily … Read more

A Magical Lake and a Tribute to Real Flyers

The intermittent Lake Cerknica is, well, magical. I mean, look: We’ve flown above this wonder of nature a couple of times already, but it is never the same and is always stunning. In the late Spring when the waters are receding and the plants are growing insanely, covering the former bottom of the lake in … Read more

Hellish Winds in Paradise

Bled. The epitome of the beauty of Slovenia, its most famous tourist place, picturesque to the point of cringe. An Alpine lake, a cute island with a cute little church on it, an ancient castle perched high above it … a veritable paradise. But for kite aerial photography it’s hell … as Bled lies in … Read more

Same, but Different

Yes, it’s Ljubljana Marshes landscape park. Again. Yes, it’s Iški Morost nature reserve. Again 🙂 But wait – this KAP session was from the other end of this magical place! 😉 As if it matters up there, 250 m above the moor … It was a glorious November afternoon, and the vistas were … immense. … Read more

Sisyphus of Karst

Wilhelm Putick – Viljem Putik, born in 1856 in Popůvky, Moravia – has a near-mythical status in Slovenian karstology and speleology, and rightly so. As a young student he was impressed by the heroic era of exploration of Moravian Karst – here is a sink, there is a spring, the water flows underground, let’s follow … Read more

A Different Anthem

National anthems are a strange lot. Hailing back from the 18th and 19th century – even most of the new ones composed after the end of World War II and the Cold war are imitating that “Romantic” style – they are pompous, stale, demodé in both verse and music. The lyrics are unimaginative, falling into … Read more

In the Damn Sync

This KAP session was more of a test – the sun was already low, there were some clouds and a mist announcing the arrival of a weather front, so the light was diffuse and dull. But we had to test a gift from the inimitable Sandro Macchi – SMAC, a radio controlled picavet rig. A … Read more

A Pearl from Above

Prvić, the island at the end of summer, the pearl of Šibenik archipelago. We’ve told you everything about the amazing International Festival Creative Days of Faust Vrančić that happened on the first weekend in October on this peach of an island (if you haven’t yet checked it out, do it now – it’s fun, we … Read more