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Above it all

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 18 April 2008 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

For those who never saw one of the Jaws sequels, here is a way to sort of sail "above it all" and see everything.

NIKON D80 1/1250 second F/9.0 ISO 800 92 mm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

The colour of the water there is breathtaking VF. And great job at getting the parasailer! I like this shot a lot

18 Apr 2008 7:04am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful shot! I can't imagine being up there!!!

18 Apr 2008 9:38am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Nice shot!
P.S.: Will be absent for two weeks but our blog will go on!

18 Apr 2008 12:20pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Spectacular VF, the colour is so so enchanting and you've taken it beautifullly, I love this!!!

18 Apr 2008 1:23pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Wow! it looks like great fun, but I'd sooner be in the boat below, me and heights are not the best of buddies :)
A colourful and fun shot VF :)

18 Apr 2008 1:52pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

wow,i love the colour of the sea,the sea in Singapore is brown,haha.And the parachute is so colourful it is the attraction of the sky:)

18 Apr 2008 3:46pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Looks luike your having a great holiday, the weather looks gorgeous. Colour me envious.

Dan

18 Apr 2008 6:16pm

vu@granby Gilles M. from Granby, Québec, Canada

You've been working with the limits of the camera: speed, ISO, F/S; good catch!

18 Apr 2008 8:20pm

@vu@granby Gilles M.: Thanks; I fiddled a bit with some stuff, yes. I'm guessing the 800 ISO is part of why there is a bit more grain in this one.

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

It's a great shot, capturing the height and the excitement. I remember parasailing myself in Turkey.

18 Apr 2008 9:16pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

neat shot. like the colors and composition. looks like fun.

18 Apr 2008 9:40pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Hi VF,pasted my reply here for your convenience:

hi Uncle VF,thanks for your feedback.No,it is not possible to shelter our kids from all such things,in the same way we sometimes cant protect them from the vices of this world.But then this HFMD is not the kind of disease you will develop immunity against if you get it once.you can get it once,twice,even more,and there are different strains to this virus.The common one means the child will get fever,(maybe even not),blisters on hand,foot,mouth(thats how you get the name),and painful rashes/ulcers in the throat.which will make the child very very uncomfortable.There is another strain,ent70/75 i cant remember that can cause death.No cure,no vaccine.Only for the kid to ride it through himself with his antibodies.For me,it is also on top of the fact that i am alone to cope with 2.I have nowhere to send Ian if Caleb is infected,this HFMD is quite contagious.In 2001,an epidemic broke out here that killed 8 children.Means both my boys will prob get infected,and plus i have to teach.I am not sure if my parents will allow me into their house if my boys get infected as it may pass on to my nieces,whom my mom visits weekly.Then i wont be able to teach my students who are having their exams within these few weeks.Thats,why i am so edgy abt it i guess:)

18 Apr 2008 11:38pm

@tyan: Wow, this is just a new disease I never heard of. Our kids are in the mid-20s and didn't have this to deal with. After reading your post, I totally understand and agree with you in keeping Caleb home and feeling concerned. Thank you for enlightening me, niece tyan.

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

So gorgeous with all those amazing and differing shades of blue with that pop of colour!! Wonderful, VF!!

19 Apr 2008 12:38am

NIKON D80
1/1250 second
F/9.0
ISO 800
92 mm

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