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February 21, 2020

Check out this set of kite aerial panoramas shot in different wavelengths - that all conspire to show an ancient Roman road.

The first is a visible light panorama of a part of Ljubljana Marshes south of Ljubljana, Slovenia, shot with a Nikon P330. Can you spot a Roman road hidden in the middle of the image? No?

The second image shows the red chanel of a near-infrared panorama, shot with NIR-modified Pentax WG-10. Is the 2.000 y...

February 20, 2020

Marshes are a perfect target for infrared kite aerial photography, as the interplay of plants and water create an intricate web of patterns when seen in near-infrared light. This can be used for monitoring of such a fragile ecosystem, because the NIR/visual photography brings out small differences, either seasonal or random, like water level changes, spreading of invasive plants, agricultural impact etc.

Full-spectrum photo of...

February 10, 2020

While we had so much fun flying kites in Gujarat, we are *KAP * Jasa, a kite aerial photography-oriented kite club, And surely we've had some cool KAP sessions down there!

Most of the time the wind was not suitable for flying a camera, and when it was, patangs on manjhas were threatening anything that flew too high. But when it was all good, it was really good. And at times - spectacular ...

Let's start with our second KAP sess...

February 7, 2020

What a time we've had ...

Dancers at the opening ceremony of IKF Gujarat 2020 in Saputara. Photo by Nikunj Raghvani.

Team KAP Jasa was again invited to Gujarat, India - to represent Slovenia at of the largest kite festivals in the world, International Kite Festival Gujarat 2020.

The festival took place in Ahmedabad and numerous other cities of Gujarat from 7th to 14th January, leading up to the great holiday of Uttarayan.

And it...

December 30, 2019

Well, we sun went down too soon, it was cold as hell, and the landscape of Ljubljana Marshes is rather bleak this time of year ... 

In this bend of Iscica river the remains of Neolithic pile-dwellings were found, and the place is a part of Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The main reason for this late winter afternoon KAP session was practice: KAP Jasa kite club is going to represent Sloven...

December 15, 2019

How's this for a misleading title, eh? Bloke ['bloːkhe] refers to a high plateau south of Ljubljana, Slovenia - a wild, forested and pristine piece of nature that was once a cradle of skiing in Central Europe; a gently undulating land lying between 700 and 850 meters above sea level. This kite aerial photography session was tough - and another kite was sacrified to the Gods of Wind on the dreaded Kite Eating Tree ...

Blok...

December 2, 2019

For over one MONTH (!) the weather conspired against our core business, Kite Aerial Photography. The draught finally came to an end - over an aptly flooded Planina karst field.

But it wasn't just a kite aerial photo op that brought us here. KAP Jasa Kite Society was invited again to represent Slovenia's kite flying prowess at the International Kite Festival in Gujarat, India in January - with three flyers from our cl...

October 28, 2019

It's time to braaaag! :-)

Every September the Wikipedia community organizes a global photo challenge called "Wiki Loves Monuments". It's a huge photography competition - actually, it's the hugest in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records.

Participants take pictures of local historical monuments and heritage sites in their region, and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of event is to highlight the heritage sites...

October 16, 2019

True, our main business is kite aerial photography, not flying show kites.  But kites are beautiful and fascinating and fun flying on their own too, especially if they are big and colorful and when they fill up the sky. 

That's why kite festivals are such a big thing in many parts of the world; large gatherings of kite enthustiasts puting on fantastic aerial shows with thousands of spectators in awe. Like the great I...

October 8, 2019

We've just returned from an amazing kite & KAP experience on the magical adriatic island of Prvic, Croatia.

Prvic and the islands of Šibenik archipelago 

Prvic is a small island not far from the coast with less than 500 inhabitants, and - after the hordes of tourists leave - it's a true mediterranean pocket paradise. Every year in the beginning of October the people of Prvic Luka relax and organize the Creative days of Faust Vr...