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Sailing On Desert Sand

Sailing On Desert Sand
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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: 2010-11-27
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Action, Mood
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02 5:58
Viewed: 925
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Land sailing, also known as sand yachting or land yachting, is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail. The term comes from analogy with (water) sailing. Historically, land sailing was used as a mode of transportation or recreation. Since the 1950s it has evolved primarily into a racing sport. Vehicles used in sailing are known as sail wagons, sand yachts, or land yachts. They are typically three-wheeled vehicles that function much like a sailboat, except that they are operated from a sitting or lying position and steered by pedals or hand levers. Land sailing works best in windy, flat areas, and races often take place on beaches, air fields, and dry lake beds in desert regions. Modern land sailors, generally known as "pilots", can go three to four times faster than the wind speed, because of Bernoulli's principle. A gust of wind is considered more beneficial in a land sailing race than a favorable windshift. A similar sport, known as ice yachting, is practiced on frozen lakes and rivers. Another variation is the Whike, which combines land sailing with bicycling and can therefore also be used in everyday traffic because it does not fully depend on wind. (From Wikipedia)

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Hi Eleu..nice shot...perfect focus and light...great tones..nice work.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-06-02 7:18]


£alros ça c'est beau du char à voile sueprbe les voiles et le couleur sur le beau sable quelle compo un vrai vrai plaisire superbe.

bravo et amitié


Hi Eleu,
A Nice action shot of the land sailing with bicycling,
Excellent details and good place for made this sport,
good POV. and DOF. in a sharp presentation,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-06-02 8:35]

Hi Eleu.

One pastime i'd love to have a go at. Good action capture, minimal colours bode well here. TFS

Stv :0))

Hi Eleu

Looks like the Todd River Regatta in Alice Springs! The "River" is a bit of a joke as it looks like this for 99% of the year. ie dry & dusty. But the colourful sailboards are real enough. The warm cold color contrast between the red sand & blue mountains is excellent. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-06-02 11:33]

Interesting sport, excellent photo with four "sailors", well captured and presented

Again, I admire your sense of humor and the I like the shot with its exceptional appeal, Eleu!

Great sharpness and well caught light and exposure too.
The DOF is nicely done, and contrasts against the golden sands.
Nice work!

Thanks and regards,

Hi Eleu,
A scene you don't see that often. Well captured, with great clarity and details. Looks like the guy on the right was going very fast as you captured him in motion. A pitty about the blown details in the sky though. Maybe you're able to merge a darker version of the sky.

Hoi Eleu,

When you look at the thumbnail, it seems to be a cartoon.

Good capture of this funny game. I can see there is enough room overthere, which is important ofcourse due to the high speeds.
Colors and exposure are very good. The mountain in the background, together with the distance fog, are great additions.

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