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 hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed 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 skillful exploitation of sources of lift the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
Paragliders are unique among soaring aircraft in being easily portable. The complete equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried easily on the pilot's back, in a car, or on public transport. In comparison with other air sports this substantially simplifies travel to a suitable takeoff spot, the selection of a landing place and return travel.
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drizzless (122) 2012-03-23 16:31
This is a brilliant picture and your choice to use bkl/wht colours enhances the sharp and clear focus on the paragliders. The clouds and people on the beach also add to the contrast. Well done.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-23 18:15
Me gusta la composition esta en B&W!! el manejo de la luz y las nubes en el fondo son magnificos..una captura con mucha atmosfera y realmente muy interesante!! original & artistica! muy bien visto..enhorabuena
JFS (32027) 2012-03-23 23:10
Buen día José Luís!
Qué maravilla de foto en blanco y negro! Me gusta la imagen, la calidad, esas nubes tremendas en el horizonte...Una gran toma.
- Copyright: Jose Luis Cernadas (zumoduvas) (2069)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-08-06
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Samsung Pro815
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Monte San Pedro (Coruña), Xente-Gente-People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-23 13:43
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