I was quite keen on seeing this kites festival
because I thought I would be able to take some great landscape wide angle shots here.
But it didn't turn out to be the case.
This one was the only landscape shot I was able to get.
Because the set-up was such that there was a line that stops people from getting close to the kites,
and the tides were coming in strong on the right.
I was wearing boots at the event,
I wasn't prepared to wade into deep water with splashing waves with my camera bag (sling-shoulder one) on me.
If I had worn no stockings and no boots, but jandals instead,
I wouldve been able to go further into the water on the right and took some better angled photos.
Instead, I was contrained to the little space right along the makeshift fence-line.
I walked closely along the line, and took mostly vertical shots with my long-lens.
I wasn't able to get the wide angle horizontal shot with lots of kites in the frame like I envisioned.
It was still quite a cool event.
There were plenty of kites on display to put you in awe.
I especially loved those special ones with Maori designs on them.
Those you won't get to find anywhere else on the planet.
They were probably custom-prints sent through to online stores and made to the creators' fancy.
They were unique and beautiful to the eyes.
I definitely recommend going to this kite festival if you've never been before.
It was also quite a lovely thing to enjoy for the public after all the atrocities that took place just before the weekend in the North Island.
A bit of positivity to relieve people's hearts from all the anxiety and sadness.
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