The kite slowly dove to the horizon….steadied…..held position…..and recovered to the dark skies above Boston Harbor on a cold and windy December night.
The KAP rig with my Sony A6000 did not fare as well. The KAP rig disappeared below the cold, dark and icy waves in Boston Harbor….. Kiss of death in the salt water. My three plus year run with my favorite KAP camera the Sony A6000 fitted with the Sony 20mm prime lens came to a cold and dark end.
Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) is fun, enjoyable, relaxing, focused, tension at times and risky.
The risk are real and I look back with a bit of wonder that the Sony A6000 survived hundreds of KAP flights spanning over 3 1/2 years.
Silver lining.... I did remove my Hero 3+ from my dual camera KAP rig just prior to the flight due to lighter wind.....a small savings....
Next steps….I have placed an order for a used Sony a5100 fitted with a new Sony 20mm prime lens. I have also purchased a replacement CamRemote KAP controller. Why …. A bit lighter (and cheaper) than the Sony A6000. The current models Sony a6500 all cost more and also weigh more.
I am will also be exploring some experimental “desalting” and water removal over the next few days. I will also be trying to recover the Sony lens, CamRemote and servos.
I was able to recover the KAP pictures off the SD card.......Enjoy a few photos from the last KAP flight of my Sony A6000