It is a perspective that we don't often get to experience and it's not necessary to go very high. I prefer to stay relatively close and connected with the subject matter. Most of my aerial landscape fine art photography is from 150-250 feet in the air which brings a new and exciting element into my photography. I lift the camera with a kite and walk it around with absolutely no idea as to what the camera is seeing and have no control over what is being captured. This is by intention as I don't need to know what's going on. It is a demonstration of letting go of control, or having faith. The only guidance I give the kite is to adjust the height, position it by walking around and keep it from blowing away. That's all that needs to be done.
New to the Surf Series - Surf #11. I was walking along a bluff, kite in hand, in Fort Ord Dunes State Park along the southern shores of Monterey Bay, California. The camera was approximately 200 feet in the air.