Parachuting Fun



Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge from the Daily Post – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Elemental!

Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding a comment, with a link to your Website post, Facebook photo, Flickr image, etc.

For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water? Or, more personally, is there a place you go to feel connected to the earth? Take a moment to explore these elements, in or out of balance, together or individually, as you pick up your camera this week.

Sunny Fuerteventura

For this weeks photo challenge, I pulled a photo from my archive.

This is a shot from the sunny island of Fuertenventura, where parachuting tourists are pulled along the shoreline by eager locals in powerful speedboats. I thought the photo was an ideal candidate for this weeks challenge, capturing some fire (the sun) and air (as the parachute sails along in the sky).

  • Flare – A method of increasing brake pressure, just before landing, to decrease the rate of descent, and ground speed of the glider.

Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, sits in the Atlantic Ocean 100km off the north coast of Africa. It’s known primarily as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth cooled by constant winds. The multitude of beaches that wrap around it are interrupted by cliffs and sheltered coves. It’s popular for water sports, especially surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing.


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