Tony, that is an awesome setup and great pics!
Here is a shot of how the kite looks like along with the accompanying reverse shot from the kite itself taken at the exact same moment.
Note that there is no rig there yet and I was fortunate that a few frames were usable. Still waiting for the good weather to come to try out the rig (hopefully this weekend!). Will report on how it goes and whether it was stable enough.
Slaughter, that is a great waterproof camera. I am struggling between the waterproof choices since we can either have a great camera with an LCD and good lens (e.g., Panasonic, Olympus) or a wide-angle lens on a small camera with no LCD (e.g., Contour, GoPro), but not both on the same hardware.
However, apparently the new Olympus Tough TG-1 will fill that gap as it has a very nice waterproof fisheye lens addon. It is supposed to be out this month.http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05/08/Olympus-Tough-TG1-iHS-rugged-waterproof-shockproof-12MP-compact-camera
BTW, saw the skymax mast pics. They look awesome.
Rusty, it was a lot of fun. I only went through one of them in the TI. The others are too narrow. But next time I will fold in the amas to give it a shot and go along with the Oasis.