Monday, May 13, 2013

Mars Cheese Castle Aerial!

The Mars Cheese Castle is filled with Wisconsin goodness, including lots of Wisconsin cheese.  The giant cheese sign can be seen off I-94 just north of Kenosha.  In the past couple of years, Mars built an entirely new facility, or Castle, and moved the giant sign just a bit farther west.  Anyone who travels out of Wisconsin on I-94 has seen the sign, and I wanted to capture it from an aerial perspective.

This was the first time since I've been flying kites that I had the wind change directions 180 degrees  in a matter of 5 minutes.  I had the kite flying to towards the southeast when I started, and it shifted towards the Northwest within a few minutes of having the kite up.  Really strange, but this direction works well for capturing the sign.  There is a lot of construction around the site, as they bulldozed the old cheese castle.

Wind was light be steady, so I only flew with one camera, a GoPro HD Hero 3 on a static rig.  The cheese castle is a tourist trap for Illinois residents heading out of state.  Though the selection of cheese and root beer is excellent, locals know that you can go down to Woodman's a few miles away and pay half for your cheese curd fix.

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