Monday, September 17, 2012

Gravity's Rainbow

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We are moving toward the balloon race itself. The warm-up was a team of skydivers. I don't know if these things are properly called parachutes or parasails (advice welcome). The top one looks like it's made of tubes but I can't tell if they are open to the front or not. 

These pictures were taken at or near full extension with a 100-400 mm lens on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor. The jumpers mostly looked like dull smudges from the ground. The day was perfectly blah, a sky-wide soft box with not enough wattage. As you can see at the bottom, not everyone was thrilled.

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Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup le lapin 'energizer' ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think it's called 'chutesailing' Bob haha! Like the coloured vapour trails he's leaving behind him. I don't know why the glum faces below, it takes a lot to get some folks excited oui!

Virginia said...

I"ve been rockin and rollin in Cincinnati so I just got a load of your balloon photos. WOW!!!!! You do such a great job with the light. I don't know how you do it, but they are awesome as always.

William Kendall said...

Nice shots!

A rather glum youngling...