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Santa Claus Going Paragliding

Santa Claus Going Paragliding
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-25
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Event, Action, Mood
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-28 6:50
Viewed: 770
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 skilful exploitation of sources of lift the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres. (From Wikipedia)

Taken at the Torrey Pines Gliding Port on a very cloudy day.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-28 8:05]

Hi Eleu,
A very funny presentation of Santa paragliding. Such a sharp image with the ropes clearly visible against a blue sky.
Nice contrasts and an agreeable crop for this presentation.

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-28 8:15]

Hi Eleu

A noval way of santa making his final approach this year. I like the mass of yellow canvas from this glider, shame you didnt get it all in but can understand the lack of time available to catch this one.
The minimal associated with this one does have very much appeal as the reds seem to to Draw the eye in.

Nice touch also the portrait choice of framing.

stv ;o))

Best wishes for 2013

Hi,hilarious with bright colors not at all christmas looking.Great catch and all the best for the new year,Otto.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-28 11:09]

Great timing, you have caught a nice moment, funny scene, well captured and presented

Ciao Eleu, tht's great Santa Klaus on paragliding, fun composition, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

This is simply amazing shot, Eleu!
Good timing and nice clarity with superb colors and details.
Well caught exposure and light too.
Nice work!

Kind regards,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-29 12:41]

Hi Eleu,
An interesting capture. Looks like the sleigh malfunctioned and Santa had to bail out! I hope the reindeer landed safely.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-29 21:36]


Quelle belle voile jaune superbe image et captage fantastique vue et compo il va se poser au bon endroit sur l'herbe verte merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié


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