I took this while standing on top of a cliff overlooking the beach.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing consisting of a large number of interconnected and baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by its suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of 1–2 hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres. (From Wikipedia)
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holmertz (45267) 2014-04-18 8:01
This is a perfect but almost hair-raising POV. I am used to seeing these paragliders from a safer place on the ground. It looks like a very exciting activity but I am pretty sure I will never try it. I like the inclusion of three small figures on the beach and the smooth tones of blue, grey and light brown.
rychem (28093) 2014-04-18 8:47
The POV is breathtaking! Are you paraglider pilot? Very attractive Shot, bravo
Didi (59066) 2014-04-18 9:44
Very good decisive moment and good dominant point of view
Were you in a parasailing ?
cornejo (35849) 2014-04-18 10:22
Eleu Hello, very good picture of this flying man with the beautiful background of the beach, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
abmdsudi (46924) 2014-04-18 10:39
Brilliant action image, paragliding one of those sports where you need to be a little bit brave but the sense of freedom and vastness is tremendous and it must be amazing to do that. You have timely captured the thrill of this sport really well -but wonder your actual shooting location? Superb focus, love the contrasting colours and exposure with good bg softness and blue is a superb colour breaker. Immense shot, Congrats
marabu61 (9501) 2014-04-19 5:23
Breathtaking arial view here, almost as we would be flying a paraglider ourselves. It is definitely one of the things I would like to try once myself, but only as a passenger in a double seater.
have a great day
ikeharel (62959) 2014-04-19 6:51
Your trade-mark photography is to catch everithing that flies - and what a great perspective you managed here: those people stroll along the beach scaled the height of the point taken, gave excelent depth down to the image.
Superb taken the moment, blue parachute mingle with blue sea, yet in contrast.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (36428) 2014-04-19 8:59
a fascinating point of view, a wonderful capture of a flight that looks great fun and we feel as if we're sharing the experience. I like very much the diagonal that conveys fine balance. I also enjoy the movement of the sea, the sense of depth, the tiny walkers and the harmonious natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
nikkitta (16790) 2014-04-19 12:35
For a moment, before reading the note, I believe you took the photo while flying
Anyway you were at the right place to take this original capture of the landing man
Great panoramic view of the beach at the back
Happy Easter Time
saxo042 (37682) 2014-04-20 10:54
A very well captured picture, from high above! The soft beige and blue colours of the beach is very good against the perfectly captured para-glider!
jacquest (18871) 2014-04-21 8:24
You got an eye catching POV and a good sense of movement with the paraglider and the waves. Excellent light giving natural colors to the scene.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (32075)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-18 7:10