These kites are remote controlled and has tiny LED lights attached and fly like a plane. It is seldom seen in other parts of the world and is truly a Singaporean invention. It can hover, roll, loop, inverted fly, axle roll and stall turn. Every night without fail, it attracts flocks of curious local visitors and tourists admiring the large “fire flies”. The light paths are so varied that you can never have enough in attempting to capture the best streaks. Kinda wanted to go back there again and again.
The 2nd series of pictures consist streaks of cable car lights. Camera was set on tripod, and with the aid of black card blocking the lens arbitrary during long exposure, hence capturing unimaginable endless trail of light patterns that can resemble some sort of flying objects.
Anyway, I believed this LED kites is closed to obsolete, replaced by the more versatile drone.
Clay Isbellon November 3, 2008
Wow! I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing the pics. I can use another hobby...
Gueston July 26, 2008
Very unique and interesting. How was this done i am thinking that there were lights with in the kite or attached to the kite
thanks for sharing
'Shoot and shoot often'
kitvanon July 26, 2008
very trippy!! that's great man
Timon July 26, 2008
Very cool pictures, nice setting against the backdrop of the offices.
You can get lights that fit on kites, they are small magnetic led about 10mm round, you just place one half on side of the kite and the other half on the other side and the magnetic bit fixes to the kite.
Gueston July 26, 2008
Those images rank a 10 on the cool factor.
I would like to try my hand at flying and shooting those! Great work
david-lowon July 26, 2008
They called the brand as "Nite Kite". You're right. It has a front propeller and fly by remote. Battery is small to lighten weight and last only 20 mins. These guys brough about 10 batteries with them for a night of fun.
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