Flying ultralight from the Victoria Falls International Airport is a real adventure - unpredictable wind conditions, at 6 pm the tower closes and no more flights are cleared,...etc. For the third time I managed to fly. However the aerial view was the most rewarding for all the hassle. There are also other similar flights, however the ultralight is the only one where there is no glass between the camera and the falls.
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Ina (2687) 2005-07-30 5:55
Wow...What an extraordinary look... Colors, light and composition it all looks very vell... I like the way the blue color linkes the pictutre together...TFS...Ina...
Iarnvidsson (645) 2005-07-30 5:56
Amazing view! Who wouldn't to be a bird?
fayeulle (27827) 2005-07-30 6:11
Very high diffence with my zambezi view.
Your shot is during austral summer(wet season). My one is during austral summer (dry season). Landscape is highly différent. Vey insterresting to compare. Without glasses the quality is also better.
feather (51130) 2005-07-30 7:14
What an amazing viewpoint! There is so much to look at in this photo. Apologies for my ignorance but I had no idea the Zambesi had such deep gorges and meanders. I am only assuming that the one to the right is Victoria Falls with the mist being the spray?? Well this site is for learning about the earth as well as photography and I have learned something interesting today
letuananh (2543) 2005-07-30 7:27
Nice POV. The compo and lighting very nice. I like it.
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-07-31 21:36
Nice shot Michael;
I've never seen this angle on the falls before. I had no idea that it meandered so much downstream. Really quite somehting to see from the air- that's for sure.
antho (412) 2005-08-05 20:33
What an impressive landscape!! I love how the little road manages to pass upon that huge gorge, and how close of the gap those houses have been built.
The compo is great too with that lives and curves intertwinning.
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-08-08 16:46
Belle ta vue aérienne des Victoria Falls avec le parcours de l'eau entre les strates rocheuses. Ciao/jr
PJE (20758) 2005-08-12 2:11
I am complely amazed here. This has to be the best photo I have found tonight. What a pefect vantage point of view to show how zig zag the gorge is. Thanks so much for posting it. I love it. Its so nice and green too.
filip54852 (0) 2005-08-25 12:50
Nice pic. It is very nice when you folow the wather by your ice, It will drive you around the whole picture.
hookery (621) 2005-09-21 15:42
Bella foto que muestra a la perfección una extraña formación geográfica, realmente sorprendente.
Buena foto documental!
Leonie (8809) 2005-11-21 17:34
Wow, what a capture of an amazing place! Just fantastic! Cheers, thanks for sharing,
Standring (596) 2005-11-21 18:00
Amazing viewpoint of a beautiful landscape. Well done with vibrant colours and so much to look at.
mckee (53) 2005-12-18 19:01
Very nice snapshot. Tanks for sharing withs us.
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-13 0:19
Absolutely magnificent capture of the falls. This is a good way to see the lay of the land.Clarity is very good. Congratulations.
anew (582) 2006-01-28 18:12
This is a wonderful sight. Thanx so much for sharing with us.
krakowiak (4762) 2006-02-05 13:12
Quality of this photo is not good, but the theme and composition is a masterpiece! Great Nature wonder showed in aa incredible way!
Vagabond (5848) 2006-02-08 15:24
Impressive picture. Excellently captured. High definition. Congratulations ..
pwelliott (216) 2006-02-08 16:04
Unbelievable, I can't imagine what that was like to see this from the ultralight.
Luciedls (164) 2006-02-25 12:21
Extraordinaire photo ! Merci de nous faire partager cette incroyable vue.
abulafia (4900) 2006-02-25 12:48
Wow, very impressing view.
Traveller (672) 2006-02-25 12:52
The view is unbelievable, Michael! Excellent journalistic work. I would, maybe, sharpen it a little to get more of it. I admire your pilot's skills.
evanrizo (456) 2006-03-06 16:44
Great angle of view.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-03-07 4:09
wonderful view over ht egorges. great compo and interesting to see these strange ways of nature.
MartaW (703) 2006-03-07 4:59
This is a fantastic view of very interesting place. Thank you for sharing :-)
Jeppe (18654) 2006-03-10 6:05
Indeed very impressive - thanks for taking the "risc" and for sharing this informative view. - Just like beeing there myself :-)
Runs (1072) 2006-03-12 4:57
Je trouve cette image incroyable ! Cette formation naturelle est très impresionnante tout comme le pont qui l'enjambe. Un angle de vue privilégié pour une photo qui valait la peine d'être publiée ! Tank's for this sharing ! ;o)
Je t'ai publié un petit WS où j'ai acctentué légèrement la netteté et les couleurs pour tirer au mieux parti du potentiel de cette photo.
Best Regards, François
nyquist (66) 2006-04-19 12:52
Incredible place !!
Very nice picture with strong contrast between the vegetation and the river.
Got to go there some day.
s_a_s_h_a (607) 2006-06-27 17:25
Amazing shot with good contrast between the plants and the river
vandana2923 (479) 2006-08-08 9:39
Hello Michael, a wonderful air shot. Amazingly captured...TFS, Vandana
ruisc_pt (11090) 2006-08-08 9:49
I wish I could fly there too..
Can you gave us a CLOSER look of that fabulous bridge....???
vlad_ghiea (1086) 2006-08-18 10:01
Well framed! Great landscape!
pboehringer (770) 2006-08-28 10:04
This is an absolutely stunning overview of the Victoria Falls. The note expalins how you got it and opens my apettite even more to get to this unique place.
The shadows of the trees on the ground and in the gorge shows that you managed to take off and get this picture at the right time of the day. The sharpness could be a better one but can be possibly be explained by the low shutter time and it must not be very easy to get a steady one on a ultralight.
celinaconroy (717) 2006-09-19 3:03
Just seen this amazing image with its unusual perspective as a feature on TE. I've heard so much about the Falls and seeing this image fills me with awe....the buildings and trees are so tiny and the Falls so immense. The sound of falling water must also have been deafening. What is also astonishing is that I'd imagined the Falls to have faced an open area and not be quite so enclosed within a meandering river system. Extraordinary and beautiful.
Liekje (574) 2006-09-19 3:17
It looks asbolutely terrific!
hitesh (594) 2006-10-06 12:31
A reward for your effort, I think this is a superb shot with cool colours and sharpness.In my opinion you are a dedicated photographer.
Greetings from India
alper (134) 2006-10-09 18:25
smallru (1825) 2006-10-15 2:50
Very beautiful view, but looks a little bit smoothed...
Andre-H (1271) 2006-10-18 22:54
This gorge certainly is unusual and spectacular - I've never seen any quite like this. Clearly, the best way to view these is from the place where you took the picture, though this might not be easy to achieve, and I'd guess that few are those who have such luck. The composition is good, but I feel that the colours are a little washed out, and the whole thing is somewhat lacking in sharpness.
banyanman (7789) 2006-11-30 13:50
Hi Michael. I thought I had critiqued this before I took my own shot of the falls from the ultra-light - but I must not have. I do remember looking at your shot before going to Victoria Falls, and it was seeing your post that prompted me to take the open ultra-light rather than the helicopter (I didn't like the window reflections that you see in other posts). I like your composition (the opposite direction to mine) to include the gorges below the falls - the light reflecting off the water in the gorges is nice too. I note a few critiquers have commented on the lack of sharpness in this image. Could that have been because you used a 1/50th shutter speed? There is a fair bit of vibration in the ultra-light, so I shot all mine at 1/500th (and at a higher ISO with the aperture wide open) to overcome the vibration. Cheers . . . David
sabin (0) 2006-12-10 13:50
Impressive view of the gorges, but there´s something wrong with the focus that make´s it ALMOST-perfect for me.
Great shot anyway.
jdwyer264 (1082) 2007-01-25 6:17
Great shot, well composed and fantastic focal areas throughout.
The winding valley nicely leads the eye through the shot.
Also the central road is very nicely seen.
prasadpaul (297) 2007-01-28 9:34
wow! a nice photo. the bridge and the road, all blends perfectly to the nature around
pady (4800) 2007-02-09 12:53
This aerial view is very impressive and show the gorges.
A very nice composition
travel-mirko (258) 2007-02-13 15:42
This shot is very nice. It remembers me at my time there. I did not made the ultralight flight, because I went for the rafting there (excellent as well) - had not the money to do both ;-)
Coming back to the shot, the composition is nice, colors are nice, but I miss a bit of sharpness. I believe it is not easy as the plane is shaking a lot and your heart must have beaten very quickly. Anyway, I like it and could see where I walked around from an angle which is not an usual sight...
pari_ali (433) 2007-02-21 12:56
This is the first time I have been able to figure out how the rail and road runs alongside the falls.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-02-23 3:25
Ola Michael fantastica vista destas cataratas , muito bonitas as cores ,parabens!!!
aofl (1088) 2007-08-28 20:11
Que saudades tive ao ver esta tua foto!.Vic Falls são um espectaculo incrivel e indescritivel. è preciso ver para se ter a noção de tanta grandiosidade! Estive lá por duas vezes e embora nunca tenha voado num ultralight tendo a magnifica vista que nos ofereces, passei horas caminhando pelas margens e tomando aquele banho de água que se levanta das quedas. Obrigado e parabens.
lucabellincioni (3840) 2007-11-12 0:09
bella foto che mostra qunato gli uomini si ostinino a rovinare le bellezze della natura.
tomszat (1141) 2008-04-20 3:25
What an amazing place captured here!! Good colours and composition. Added to my favorites! Best regards,
ating76 (45) 2008-05-26 1:11
This is a breathtaking view. I wish I could have the chance to capture an image such as this. Great composition! The colour is a little bit washed out but you did say that the conditions were very unpredictable. Kudos to you for still being able to produce this image.
coco (30439) 2009-02-19 0:22
Powerful and beautiful landscape. Of course, the high, very high, POV gave you this wonderful photo.
npecanhuk (77671) 2009-06-15 1:40
That's gorgeous! Although I miss a bit more of sharpness, that's a minor flaw when I just look at the beauty of this aerial view and everything that's down there! Fantastic! Amazingly wonderful!
TFS - congratulations!
Alegiarn (111) 2010-01-06 12:09
Great aereal photo
man33m (61) 2010-08-12 22:50
amazing view... great photo
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3368)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-06
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- Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 5:37
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