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March 30, 2020

We are lucky. 

The social distancing regulations in Slovenia still allow people to go out - provided they do it individually and keeping enough distance.  But ...

... we are lucky not just because we can still go out and fly a kite. We are lucky because we have you ... our friends, kite flyers, nature and history lovers, beauty addicts, riders of the wind - with your stories and photos and plans and jokes ...

Right now we a...

March 5, 2020

Ljubljana Marshes were once a vast and shallow lake, and in late neolithic humans came to make the lake their home. They built houses on stilts called pile dwellings in the middle of the lake, enjoying the protection of a difficult access and the abundance of resources like water, fish and edible water plants.

Ljubljana Marshes and river Ižica today, as seen from a kite

At least, that's the prevailing paradigm, a story we...

February 26, 2020

A part of Ljubljana Marshes northeast of the village if Ig towards Škofljica is a truly fascinating place ... Mainly because thousands of years ago the Pile-dwellers lived here in houses built on stilts over the ephemeral lake.

As much as eight distinct pile-dwellings were discovered here in an area just 1 by 0,5 km, inhabited from 4.600 to 3.400 BCE. The pile-dwellings of Ljubljana Marshes are a part of the transnational Preh...

February 24, 2020

In the sixties Slovenia was ready to go nuclear, and the efforts culminated in the 730 MW Nuclear Power Plant near Krško, built jointly by Slovenia and Croatia, that went online in 1981.

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But the first step in going full nuclear was acquiring a small research and training reactor called TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomic) Mark II. This 250 kW light water reactor has a core of around 70 fuel elements consisting...

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