Friday, February 1, 2008

Kite runner

The kite. Our thoughts and dreams soar with it. And when it won't soar it seems like our life is in the doldrums. I caught this family trying to get this kite flying in a light wind out on the lake front. Eventually they had to use leg power to keep it in flight -- running around creating their own wind.

--steve buser


Southern Heart said...

We used to do that, too...running with the kite to get it going (Memphis isn't too notorious for wind :) I love that photo!

Janet said...

I like that colorful kite against the grayness.

Joy said...

I love the way you composed this photo. And the colours on the kite. I liked the words that came with it, too.

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Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

i love kites....i love to see them flying.....these days i cant see a kite without thinking of the book "the kite runner" the composition here, Steve :)

julia said...

I read about 12th night and the busy rundown to Mardi GRas day. Wow. I noticed that the dudes in 'Easy Rider' had this in mind as their destination and they got more than they bargained for. Noticed that another kite flyer appears to be a special movie.

Andree said...

What I really really like in this photo is the dark trees and fence. Everything is black or nearly so and then there is the kite, all bright and flying. Great contrasts.