Huntington Beach Kite Party 2012 Practice Session

Huntington Beach

Practicing for the 2012 Kite Party in Huntington Beach

Saturday March 10, 2012 is the official start of the Kite Party (non-festival) in Huntington Beach so I was sure to find a few photo opportunities as they practiced. Apparently they come from all over the US for this two day event.

The weather was perfect, in the low to mid 70’s at the beach and a nice breeze. There was so much happening out at HB today, a Jr surfing competition, beach goers and of course all these kite enthusiasts.

People stood on the north side of the pier to watch the practice sessions. I captured the picture above from the pier, as another photographer was giving them instructions down from the sand.

For those interested in the specs: captured with a Nikon D7000 and 80-200mm 2.8 lens. Settings were 80mm at f/5, 2000/s and ISO 200. As for the kites, don’t know exactly what kind they are, but you can visit the Kite Connection which hosts the event or check out a few online here. There is also information over at OC Great Deals about this event.

Ramon Ambriz

Ramon has been an avid photographer for over 20 years. He runs and contributes to several photography sites including OCSurfPix.com,  Coolest-Travel-Pictures and OCPix. His main expertise is in advertising and online marketing but photography has always remained a top priority.

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  • Madelyn Bloom

    Such a wonderful shot with the kites creating this circle to draw in my eye!

  • Hi Ray, I’m one of the red shirt guys in the center of that shot. Was just looking around the net for pics from the weekend. Thanks for capturing some nice shots. I’ve linked to them from our club’s Facebook page.

    • RayAdmin

      Jeff, that’s great, glad you liked them. Thanks for putting on a great show!

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