Pa’i ki’i Imagery

June 15, 2015

Up and Over

It’s been awhile since I created a sequence image.  I saw the possibility as he was going into the maneuver. It would’ve been a more complete image, if I’d seen it a little sooner.

 

Up and Over

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January 28, 2015

To the Mooooooon!

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To the Moon

May 12, 2014

Buzzing By in Black and White

Hang Gliding has been a catch as catch can this year. Most of the time the wind has either been too strong, too light, then add rain. Sunday was light and north . Good enough for a fly by at launch.

 

Buzzing By in BW

February 4, 2013

Sometimes You Stick the Landing

And Sometimes the Landing Sticks you.

That’s what’s about to happen to my friend as he brings his glider in for a landing. The upper right corner of the photo shows the ridge line which starts at this end of Oahu and runs up the spine of the island called the Koolau Mountains. Just around the corner is the spot on the ridge from which the pilots launch. It’s a great view at 1100 ft above Waimanalo Bay.  Naturally, visitors find the thought of flying off the ridge intimidating.  The launch is the easiest part.  The pilot can choose the best moment to fly off the ridge.  Landing is a different situation.  Once you commit to land, you’ve got to adjust to the conditions as you find them. In this case, the glider had a little more forward momentum than my friend wanted. The glider is in a nose up stall position but it pulled him off his feet.    Unfortunately, the stall is about to bring them both to an abrupt stop. Fortunately, neither was damaged.

SONY DSC

August 13, 2012

Which do you prefer?

Lightroom makes it very easy to give an image a dizzying number of treatments in color, black and white, sepia, two tone and cross process styles. Even better they can all be virtual. Existing only within Lightroom until you decide to export an image to the preferred file format. Occasionally I’ll play with an image in Lightroom to see if I can find a more eye catching version.

I created a sequence shot of a friend of mine taking off in his hang glider.  I’ve made these before but not recently since I’m usually helping them launch.

Brant floats away colorBrant floats away black and white

I had a hard time finding a satisfactory B&W because of the ground clutter in the background.  The different styles didn’t separate his body enough from the background.  I have a sense of depth in the color version that I couldn’t find in B&W. I’m conscience of a person seeing the image for the first time and being confused about what’s going on.  Especially since it’s a sequence photo.

So which do your prefer? Color or Black and White. Thumbs up  Thumbs down

July 17, 2012

Panorama of sorts

I haven’t gotten any sequence pictures recently.  These tend to be unplanned photo ops and none have come up recently.  This also became a panorama in its creation. Two for the price of one!

 

 

Speedwing and Goto

July 5, 2012

Final Turn

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The hazard of getting shots of white hang glider wings under bright sunlight is the ease of over exposing it. Especially as the wing is in flight and the background changes.  In camera raw with Lightroom you can bring it back to some extent.  It’s much nicer to nail it in camera!  Got it with this one

Final Turn

April 6, 2012

Ready to go

Ready to go

March 13, 2012

Moon Glider

From a few years back I got this shot of a friend of mine flying his hang glider past the moon

 

Moon Glider

June 9, 2011

Halo Hang Gliding

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High thin clouds on Wednesday provided the ice crystal halo around the sun.  This is when a electronic view finder comes in handy!

 

Mike Circle

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