A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag, or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift. Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong cloth, originally silk, now most commonly nylon. Parachutes must slow an object's terminal vertical speed by a minimum 75% in order to be classified as such. Depending on the situation, parachutes are used with a variety of loads, including people, food, equipment, space capsules, and bombs. (From Wikipedia)
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rychem (9203) 2013-01-04 8:55
I like both: the elegant scene with a parachute and the landscape in the background, well done
saxo042 (31800) 2013-01-04 12:43
A very good picture with action and colours. A well composed scene with the parachuters at the third and enough space in front of them. The eye-catching red colour here is also very attractive!
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-01-05 3:50
Ciao Eleu, great timing ti take a beautiful landing, splendid light, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fanni (13868) 2013-01-05 13:55
this scene looks almost minimalistic: sky, mountains, parachute... bright and sunny, it conveys an optimistic mood :)
excellent capture of the moment!
Happy New Year 2013 to you and yours :)
ourania (12367) 2013-01-06 8:20
your timing is perfect too. You have captured the landing at a very interesting moment just before the two paragliders step on the ground thus successfully completing their journey. Sharpness and depth are excellent and we can feel both the gliding movement and the people's anticipation. Light and colours are very delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mirosu (5509) 2013-01-07 4:42
Excellent action snapshot. Very good clarity and sharpness, nice color contrast. Well done.
marabu61 (3914) 2013-01-07 6:02
Nice capture of a decesive moment. Parachuting or Paragliding are definitively high on my bucket list for things to do at least on in a livetime.
have a good day