June 1952 - June 2012. Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee at the Hellestø Kite Festival

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Comments (15)

245Ronald on June 4, 2012

Like Kites. Nice weather too.

Greetings Ronald

Agneta Bodin on June 4, 2012

Great image, very nice shot! like

Greetings from Sweden, Agneta

Steven Stoddart on June 5, 2012

Fabulous stuff, Amelia :-) The tails in the sky all lined up by the wind add great effect...



Hubs56_je suis CHARL… on June 6, 2012

beautiful summer impression Amelia

BritPlom on June 7, 2012

Superb photo, well composed, nicely contrasted and saturated..

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Amelia Royan on June 11, 2012

Good morning Beara. Thanks Clive - yes the kites and tails captured all the colours of both the UK and Norway! It was an enjoyable family day out. Saturday was spent making kites, and Sunday - flying them. They ranged from fairly complex stuff to a supermarket bag attached to a length of string at the end of a stick! Some kite owners lost their kites completely in the strong winds, and maybe there were a few tears - but I don't think so!

Cheers, Amelia

Erik van den Ham on June 26, 2012

A little late to congratulate but still so cool. So I understood there was a party going on in Norway too for your Queen.

Regards, Erik

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

Good morning Roland and thank you. The day was perfect for kite flying, but rather cold.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

Thank you Agneta. Some of the kites were quite professional, but many had been made by children the previous day. It was exciting to see them all flying!

Beste hilsener til Sverige, Amelia

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

Good morning Steve, at this point in time I wanted a kite and not a camera! It was a great day with a strong on-shore wind, to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

Many thanks Hubs. It may give the impression of summer with the bright skies, but there was a cold wind blowing in from the sea. ;-)

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

thank you so much François for your Y*. You are very kind. When the sun shines in Norway, the colours are always saturated like this.

Amitiés, Amelia

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2012

There was a party going on here at Hellestø Erik, but I rather suspect that no-one except Adrian and I knew that it was the diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This is an annual kite festival, and great fun was had by all. We watched the Thames river procession when we got back to our apartment.

Groetjes, Amelia

Haggs on June 29, 2012

Nicely seen Amelia and a good sunny day nice image Like, and here in the west coast we have had very little rain and lots of sunshine unlike our southern cousins long may it last

Haggs on July 16, 2012

Found and Voted very nice image

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 3, 2012
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2012/06/03 14:39:37
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash