This is another photo taken inflight while paragliding. Since i've already posted some of those pictures before, i'll skip the takeoff part, the landing and the altitude stats, i'll focus on this valley only.
Well, as you can see, there's a river below that is coursing throughtout the valley to a lake further in front, what was amazing about it, was the trees that are lining her all the way up, turning every time she does. Every time i think of my flight, i'm telling myself how lucky birds must be to enjoy it everyday.
Random travel fact: It was a hot summer day and we were warned that even if the temperature seems softer in altitude, the chance of sunburn remains higher.
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Tomernayer (516) 2004-04-25 14:55
Amazing picture, the river in the midlle gives the picture a very colorfeul seen, great!
Liora (1857) 2004-04-25 15:13
A most beautiful view! everything looks so serene (and organized...). The sharpness is amazing.
Very well done!
mahesh (15) 2004-04-25 15:14
Beautiful view! The light green colour of the river - typical characteristic feature of many Swiss rivers - is clearly visible. Thanks for the photo - Mahesh M.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-04-25 15:28
Amazing point of view. Such colors and the little red roofs are such a great color addition. Very pretty.
Vagabond (5848) 2004-04-25 15:36
Very good picture with very nice definition and colours
maphoto (8082) 2004-04-25 15:57
Very nice view, great colors and sharp picture, the roads and the river adds a lot in this scenery, well seen.
smael (2878) 2004-04-25 15:57
A magnificent view with beautiful green tones. What I would like is to have a smaller part of the scene zoomed in. Now it's so many things and shapes I loose my interest after a while, but I still see many nice motives inside the motive...
One example is the center bottom of the picture where you have from the river and to the right until you reach the road. There you have a lonely house and incredible greens...
I don't know if this is difficult or not, but it's one suggestion to improve an allready nice picture :)
luis_paulino (904) 2004-04-25 16:10
Very nice view. i like the photo. the colors and the contrast are good. Well done Daz.
freddd (435) 2004-04-25 21:48
This picture reminds me so well Switzerland. It is amazing how well they organize their environment, even in the far country. Beautiful composition and colors. I like a lot the river.
akniskern (29) 2005-02-18 1:45
My grandfather used to glide over Switzerland before he died. This picture reminded me of him so much....supposedly he was in a gliding society that had contests to see who could stay up the longest, riding the current....since he stayed up the longest on record, they named a mountain after him, CHarlie's Mountain. Thanks for posting a memory.
- Copyright: Daz Halliday (daz_halliday) (144)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji FinePix 4700
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/315 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: France and Switz
- Theme(s): X-treme places for UFO landing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-25 14:31
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