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"Hwoo-ya!!"  Cutting thru the Ozone!     (paragliding wing-overs above the beach homes)
"Hwoo-ya!!" Cutting thru the Ozone! (paragliding wing-overs above the beach homes)
beaflies


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Central Coast, Calif
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Last minute flight this morning produced what I've been wanting for the most part. I had hoped for some deeper wing-overs and a bit of motion blur, but the already fickle conditions for the last week was still not allowing the lift for the altitude.
Pumped up the contrast and saturation some. A bit of burning and cloning. It was a hazy day. I'll post the original to my profile.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.3194
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 5.8588
Avg (non-participants): 6.5393
Views since voting: 2250
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 263
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/31/2005 02:53:40 AM
Leave it to a DPCer to actually take a photo while flying one of these things. Haha. Enjoy reading your comments to other people. Take care...

Wish I could have been there to do the same!
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04/18/2005 09:04:07 AM
Congrats on your top 20 finish.
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04/18/2005 01:34:34 AM
I expected this to get a ribbon, or at least top-ten. Great shot!
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04/18/2005 12:52:31 AM
Wow, I can't believe it made only 20th, I thought this was a winner! One of my few 10's. Great shot despite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 05:36:41 PM
very nice idea, the subject isn't particularly exciting but you got a very good pic here
04/17/2005 12:38:15 PM
This week's award for most daring use of the camera. Woo. I'm feeling a case of vertigo coming on...

Straight down would be so cool.
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04/16/2005 03:43:30 AM
Nice shot. I like it better each time I look at it. The title is sort of dragging it down, IMO. I also have a nasty suspicion that this is THE "damned beach", or nearby it, coastal Oregon. Damned beach! So if that's zoomer or charlie doing this paragliding, well then damn, I knew it! regardless, a good entry and a totally different "look" from the rest of the challenge.
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04/15/2005 08:37:54 PM
beautiful shot
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04/15/2005 12:52:43 AM
Great shot, but yer crazy! :)
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04/14/2005 04:39:47 PM
just wonderful - hope you win with this! - 10
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04/14/2005 05:53:16 AM
Fantastic picture, I like the colors and the perspective. (8)
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04/13/2005 03:37:00 PM
I paraglide as well. I'm scared to take my camera with me. Your crazy! I'm working on my P2 with my dad right now. I live in Monterey Bay where people paraglide everyday! Where was this taken?

Chris
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04/13/2005 02:21:33 PM
That looks like Cayucos with Morro Rock in the background. Nice little town there. Oh yeah, helluva shot! Extra point for having the b@lls to bring a camera up there! Hope this ribbons!
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04/12/2005 04:44:01 PM
Love the view but I wish I could see more of the paraglider, the wings, something. ...I really like how the wing is reacting with the light how the sun is shining through it....very luminous.
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04/12/2005 10:57:28 AM
This looks like beaflies. It's beautiful!
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04/12/2005 01:33:57 AM
2 separate pics here, just not for me as a whole.
Great idea but composition lets it down, but then what do I know.
Good luck.
04/11/2005 11:26:39 PM
Thats extreme all right!
Cool pic!
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04/11/2005 08:10:21 PM
this is some extreme action on the part of the photographer. Great shot!
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04/11/2005 09:33:31 AM
another one with much potential...
04/11/2005 09:22:31 AM
Wow, awesome picture. Excellent DOF and color
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04/11/2005 09:21:32 AM
I love it. 10
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04/11/2005 08:24:58 AM
Beautiful shot
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04/11/2005 03:26:51 AM
great composition
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04/11/2005 01:23:44 AM
Awesome veiw - great pic
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