2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

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2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Fri, Jan 29 2010, 04:12 PM

Color the Wind
Clear Lake, IA
Saturday, Feb 20. 11am to 4pm.
http://www.colorthewind.org/

Color The Wind is a 1 day festival on a frozen lake. Lots of show kites, "Fire and Ice" (Paul Koepke and Kathy Brinnehl), and 180GO! members Mike S., Isaac, Rose and I will be there.
This will be my first time for this festival. It should be fun!

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Jynx » Fri, Jan 29 2010, 05:48 PM

Mike wrote:Color the Wind
Clear Lake, IA
Saturday, Feb 20. 11am to 4pm.
http://www.colorthewind.org/

Color The Wind is a 1 day festival on a frozen lake. Lots of show kites, "Fire and Ice" (Paul Koepke and Kathy Brinnehl), and 180GO! members Mike S., Isaac, Rose and I will be there.
This will be my first time for this festival. It should be fun!

Darn... I wish I could be there instead of suffering Puerto Rico's tepid weather!
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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Fri, Jan 29 2010, 08:32 PM

Jynx, say hi to the Coquis (sp?) for me.

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Jynx » Fri, Jan 29 2010, 09:30 PM

Mike wrote:Jynx, say hi to the Coquis (sp?) for me.

Boy... I had to look that one up!

http://www.elboricua.com/coqui.html

Cute... maybe I'll bring one home! Maybe not!
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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 31 2010, 08:36 PM

When I was in Puerto Rico several years ago, the tourism people were putting the frogs in all their literature. Pretty interesting that they don't do the tadpole stage.

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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 07:14 AM

Jynx, you may be in warm weather, but you missed some good times in Iowa!
Thank you, thank you, to James and Jen who took some photos and video.
[imglr=left]http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs189.snc3/19666_1336255096765_1542722262_865124_2350360_n.jpg[/imglr]
I posted just a few of the photos on Facebook. Here's a link to the album that's visible to non-Facebook types:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 13da376e3e

A youtube video is uploading to their system as I type. It should be available within a couple hours. I'll post back here when it is.
Warning: the video has some disturbing shots of me twitching around while old-timey music is playing on the PA. I didn't know Jen's camera took video.

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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 09:07 AM

Here's the video.
There's some jerky/stops in the video that aren't in the original. I'm not sure where in the chain of events that it happened. I suspect uploading from iMovie which I've never used before.
[youtube]yhOfxhLfYyA[/youtube]

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 09:08 AM

Wow, you got a picture of the elusive [strike]bigfoot[/strike] Mike S ... I thought he was only a fable!!!

Some other album links have sprung up over on Kitebuilder. There are pictures of several interesting wind instruments. Did anyone get to listen to them?

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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 09:36 AM

I figured that this Image was supposed to make sound, but I couldn't hear anything from the demo field. I never went up real close to it though.

A quiet wind instrument is my favorite kind though :)
I mean, I actually do like them, but if you have to stand near them and listen for an extended period of time, they can drive you insane and make your ears bleed.
I'm just sayin'

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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 09:38 AM

A snippet that a spectator posted:
[youtube]Jf5L5apwR6k[/youtube]

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Jeff » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 12:23 PM

Cool! (Literally)

Looks like it was a great time. I can't wait to get out again.
Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

IKE is on Image too!

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby RevJB » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 12:29 PM

Check the no/low wind maneuvers at 5:12 in Mike's video.

Mike showed off some of his best moves.

Amazing what you can see at a kite festival. :up:

Nice job everyone!
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Re: 2010: Color the Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mike » Mon, Feb 22 2010, 02:04 PM

James and Jen did a nice job of capturing the event. It gives a good feel of what a kite fest is for me.

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby Mux11 » Wed, Mar 03 2010, 01:25 PM

I know we had a GREAT time even though we were playing with the camera rather than flying. Im glad the video turned out good! considering when shooting the action in the air I could not see the kites on the little screen. :shock: I knew they were there so i kept rolling...
It was a great day for being out on the lake and it will be one for next year.

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Re: 2010: Color The Wind. Clear Lake, Iowa. Saturday, Feb 20

Postby TeamTrejo » Wed, Mar 03 2010, 06:07 PM

Had a great time. Sign me up next year for sure.
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