Bristol International Kite Festival

12

Every year hundreds of kites fly up into the sky to celebrate the kite festival, it is truly eye catching.

Bristol may be famous for its Balloon Fiesta but this lesser known festival is no less spectacular!

The festival is held up on the hills of the Ashton Court estate every September. Hundreds of kites are flown over the weekend in every shape and size. They have synchronised stunt kite shows, kit fighting and huge novelty kites to mention just a few of the features. The bright colours against lovely blues skies are perfect for Lomo photography with something to aim your camera at in every direction.

I can highly recommend this festival for anyone with a love of wonderful colours and a day out in the English countryside.

written by star-pixie on 2009-09-29 in #world #locations #england #fiesta #bristol #skies #kite #flying #festival

12 Comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Cool, and really great colors. I just missed the one of these in Chicago when I was visiting so getting to see this makes me feel a bit better.

  2. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    This looks really fun and colourful!

  3. honeytrees
    honeytrees ·

    ahhhhh brilliant!
    i love flying kites

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Very nice and colorfun album !

  5. disdis
    disdis ·

    Nice location! I love kites.

  6. japsix
    japsix ·

    Oh!!! Beautiful gallery!!!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wonderful gallery ! Perfect subjects shot perfectly !

  8. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    kites!

  9. dazb
    dazb ·

    Ooh I went here too. The kites were cool and colourful. Your little gallery rocks :)

  10. coca
    coca ·

    great shots!!!

  11. jeyku
    jeyku ·

    great shots - i went this year...www.lomography.tw/homes/jeyku/albums/1750558-bristol-kite-f…

  12. jeyku
    jeyku ·

    great shots - i went this year...www.lomography.tw/homes/jeyku/albums/1750558-bristol-kite-f…

More Interesting Articles

  • My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    written by jokelangens on 2014-08-27 in #lifestyle
    My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.

  • Sprocket Rocket Workshop at The London Analogue Festival

    written by dribri on 2014-08-29 in #events
    Sprocket Rocket Workshop at The London Analogue Festival

    The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.

  • Photo of the Day by happyfreak

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-05-01 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by happyfreak

    Close your eyes and think deeply of what your heart desires. Make a wish and let the wind carry it to the sky.

    2
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Lomography NYC Workshop and Events for April 2015

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-04-01 in #people #news #events
    Lomography NYC Workshop and Events for April 2015

    As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015

  • 36 Photos That Will Broaden Your Horizon

    written by Andreas Bischoff on 2015-02-04 in #world #lifestyle
    36 Photos That Will Broaden Your Horizon

    The goat can see up to 340°. Lucky him! Thank goodness we have the Horizon camera to catch excellent views our own average eyes could never see. Check out the crème de la crème of panoramic vision here!

    9
  • My Year in Analogue: A Very Lomo 2014

    written by guanatos on 2014-12-09 in #lifestyle
    My Year in Analogue: A Very Lomo 2014

    Life is made of memories and when you are able to freeze those moments into photos, those are the memories that truly last a lifetime.

  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.

    8
  • December 18th Advent Offer: Save 10% On Film Today! (Online Code: FILMFANTASY10)

    written by jacobs on 2014-12-18 in #news
    December 18th Advent Offer: Save 10% On Film Today! (Online Code: FILMFANTASY10)

    With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!

  • Top Photo Likers of January 2015

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-01-30 in #news
    Top Photo Likers of January 2015

    Hitting the like button to show appreciation for an eye-catching lomograph is like giving its photographer a pat on the back. It goes without words but goes a long way in making one feel appreciated! Meet the top photo likers of January 2015!

    3
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • New York Comic Con 2014

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-16 in #lifestyle
    New York Comic Con 2014

    Halloween came early this year via the New York Comic Con 2014. Folks from Lomography NYC stepped out from the normal day-to-day scene and into an alternate universe of cosplay, costumes, and creatures. New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest it's ever been with people from all over country to celebrate their favorite time of year!

  • New York Comic Con 2014

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-15 in #events
    New York Comic Con 2014

    Halloween came early this year via the New York Comic Con 2014. Folks from Lomography NYC stepped out from the normal day-to-day scene and into an alternate universe of cosplay, costumes, and creatures. New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest it's ever been with people from all over country to celebrate their favorite time of year!

  • Workshop Wild with the Fisheye and La Sardina

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-08-15 in #lifestyle
    Workshop Wild with the Fisheye and La Sardina

    Lomography UK held Fisheye and La Sardina workshops for the Wilderness Festival this year and we now have the photos back from all the participants. There were hundreds of amazing shots but we have narrowed them down to the best ones.