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Aloft in the Ultralight



We're only a few hundred feet and rising to about 1000 feet above the ground. Just me and the pilot of the ultralight aircraft. No room for anybody else. N...
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We're only a few hundred feet and rising to about 1000 feet above the ground. Just me and the pilot of the ultralight aircraft. No room for anybody else. Nothing between us and the ground except air and that little tiny open frame. Oh, and there's a motor somewhere. Those are my feet on the right.

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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 22, 2014
Soooo very cool ")
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 22, 2014
Oh.My.Heavens.. LOOOOVE !! and WAIT FOR ME !! that light..oh man !!! :D
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer August 24, 2014
Faster, Steph! only 2 seats but hang on to a strut or something!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 23, 2014
This is one outstanding capture. Well done!!!
robhansen
 
robhansen August 24, 2014
What in the world !!! ? Is this what You did on that "traveling" You did. So freak'in cool. I LOVE IT!! Its a feature photo My Dear!!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer August 24, 2014
yepper - headed UPPPPPP!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 26, 2014
The Golden hour ..Excellent shot what a fantastic adventure Gracie:-)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth August 27, 2014
Amazing! It looks like you are flying on your own without the Dragonfly. We need one these contraptions dahlink.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 29, 2014
love it .. voted
robhansen
 
robhansen August 30, 2014
voted
Snappin-shots
 
Snappin-shots September 01, 2014
unique perspective, Voted Photographer of the month!! :)
Flosno
 
Flosno September 01, 2014
VERY cool WINNING entry....voted
susanplss-bryant PRO
 
susanplss-bryant September 01, 2014
Amazing shot! love it!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 01, 2014
Excellent capture ! good photographer voted Photographer of the Month Vol 3
robhansen
 
robhansen September 02, 2014
voted DOF
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix September 03, 2014
One of my favorites. Voted Good luck! :)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 03, 2014
Definitely one of a kind. This is an outstanding image. Voted
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 03, 2014
Voted for the other one. :)
malread PRO+
 
malread September 03, 2014
Awesome capture, voted, DOF
malread PRO+
 
malread September 03, 2014
Voted, photographer Of The Month
carlosramos
 
carlosramos September 03, 2014
Cool shot also voted !
carlosramos
 
carlosramos September 03, 2014
DOF voted !
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux September 03, 2014
What fun. The light, the DOF, composition...Great job. Voted. It's a winner!!!!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 04, 2014
Voted Photog of the Month Dahlink
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 04, 2014
Voted Dof!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE September 04, 2014
Love, love, love, love this, Gracie!!! A winner for sure!! Voted!!
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik September 04, 2014
scelta eccellente
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 05, 2014
Voted Depth of Focus
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 05, 2014
Great angle!, voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 05, 2014
voted Depth of focus
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 08, 2014
Voted Covers V. 13 :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 10, 2014
Voted Covers Vol 13
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle September 13, 2014
Wonderful shot - voted
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 17, 2014
So cool! Awesome shot! Voted!
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix September 19, 2014
Voted Covers :)
Flosno
 
Flosno September 20, 2014
Great entry...voted
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 20, 2014
Voted:-)
carlosramos
 
carlosramos September 21, 2014
Covers photo, voted !
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman September 25, 2014
vOTED...YOU brave lady ...
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer October 09, 2014
Great shot... what a great way to get that next shot!!!
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 October 15, 2014
Wow! and to have your camera with you too! what a great experience!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 31, 2014
great entry ... voted .. see the distance
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 01, 2014
Terrific shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
robhansen
 
robhansen November 01, 2014
YES!! Congrats!!!! How Awesome!! : ): )
catini
 
catini November 01, 2014
Great light and composition, congrats on your feature!
ogilvie
 
ogilvie November 01, 2014
Stunning!!! Congratulations on your Feature Award !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 01, 2014
Great shot! Congrats.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin November 01, 2014
...top shot Gracie...congrats on your Feature :-)
Juliamclean PRO+
 
Juliamclean November 01, 2014
Congratulations Gracie....
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 01, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congratulations on being feature!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 01, 2014
Congratulations on the award, Gracie. It is well deserved.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock November 01, 2014
Sooo awesome!!!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 01, 2014
Congratulations Gracie on your featured award..well done:-)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 01, 2014
Yayyy, G ...Congrats!! .. Xoxo
Notko
 
Notko November 01, 2014
Congratulations. Interesting capture.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 01, 2014
WHOOOT WHOOT ! hehe.. a HUGE congrats to you, my sweet, sweet friend !! SO happy for you !!! huuuuugs!!! :):):) I told you this one was special ! hehehe 8)
kkat PRO
 
kkat November 01, 2014
Super Nice! Great shot from that height!! Congratulations!
uniquephotoarts
 
uniquephotoarts November 01, 2014
Well deserved to get featured, stunning and unusual photo.
gyps76
 
gyps76 November 01, 2014
Breathtaking!!! Amazing capture! Congrats :)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 01, 2014
a well deserved featured award Gracie .. one of your best !!!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 01, 2014
very cool
AndreaE
 
AndreaE November 01, 2014
Gracieeee!!! Congrats on your Feature!! So well-deserved!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer November 01, 2014
eeeek! frightening! What a great perspective
carlosramos
 
carlosramos November 01, 2014
Outstanding , voted !
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 01, 2014
wowwww, amazing picture !
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 02, 2014
Voted See the Distance :))
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 03, 2014
Voted See the Distance
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 04, 2014
Voted - perfect entry!
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix November 05, 2014
Congrats on your feature Gracie!!! I can't say enough how much I love this shot!!
Flosno
 
Flosno November 06, 2014
Great entry...voted
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 06, 2014
Great entry ..see the distance:-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 07, 2014
Voted see the distance
mariajakab
 
mariajakab November 09, 2014
Fantastic POV .. voted! :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 12, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS on your feature Gracie , I'm very happy for you !!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz November 13, 2014
Very cool. It is on my bucket list. Voted.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 13, 2014
Excellent entry ..see the distance good luck :-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 18, 2014
Yay congratulations on your Feature Award!
paulmullin
 
paulmullin November 18, 2014
Winner…..no doubt. Fantastic POV & well framed. Good luck!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 18, 2014
brilliant....congrats Gracie!!! xoxoxo
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 19, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS ! Gracie being one of the finalist See The Distance
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle November 19, 2014
Congrats Gracie! Fantastic entry!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 19, 2014
Congrats on your award.
carlosramos
 
carlosramos November 19, 2014
Congratulations my good friend, well deserved !
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 19, 2014
BIG congratulations !!!!!!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 20, 2014
A big CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!! well done .. and well deserved :)))
CozmicKarol PRO
 
CozmicKarol November 24, 2014
Amazing shot Gracie & a well deserved winner. Congrats
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 25, 2014
Voted image of the year.....This was my fifth attempt to comment ...you know these VB TECHNOLOGY GLITCHES ARE.So one more try...Love this one...I shall vote for all your images in the Image of the year comp...but leave comments till the site seems in synch again Gracie
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 25, 2014
So very cool! Voted!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 25, 2014
I just now saw that you were a finalist in the See the Distance contest! Congrats Gracie! It is such a cool shot!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 26, 2014
Voted Image of the Year :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 26, 2014
Voted Image of the Year
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 29, 2014
Astonishing. VVIY!
malread PRO+
 
malread December 01, 2014
Voted, love this capture.
Fauxtographer
 
Fauxtographer December 03, 2014
Fabulous!
Fauxtographer
 
Fauxtographer December 03, 2014
Fabulous!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos December 05, 2014
Voted !
robhansen
 
robhansen December 06, 2014
I pick this as the winner!! Voted
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 06, 2014
One of my favorites. Voted Image.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 06, 2014
Great Voted rural!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle December 07, 2014
This was just so awesome - voted VBIY
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 08, 2014
Voted Rural Sceneries
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis December 10, 2014
Voted VB Image of the Year & Rural Sceneries :-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 10, 2014
Voted ...Rural sceneries...k
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 11, 2014
Voted in rural too - love this shot!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth December 11, 2014
Voted Rural Scenarios :)
e_pedroche
 
e_pedroche December 12, 2014
Voted rural scenery!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos December 19, 2014
Rural sceneries, voted !
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle December 20, 2014
Feel like I'm flying when I look at this picture - voted rural sceneries
carlosramos
 
carlosramos December 27, 2014
Capturing the moment Voted !
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth December 28, 2014
Voted Digital Photog!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth December 28, 2014
Voted Capturing the Moment!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 28, 2014
Voted....k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 28, 2014
Wonderful angling of the lens voted Digital Photographers
robhansen
 
robhansen December 29, 2014
Voted Cap. the moment
robhansen
 
robhansen December 29, 2014
Voted! Digital photographer of the month : )
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 29, 2014
voted .. digital photographer
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 December 31, 2014
I'm jelous! looks like a real cool ride!! Nice shot of the golden hour!!! ;=)))
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 31, 2014
Voted Digital Photograper
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 03, 2015
Fantastic - voted capturing the moment
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix January 05, 2015
I am so happy for you on your win Gracie!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one! Congratulations! :)
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac January 05, 2015
Superb, Gracie! Congratulations!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life January 05, 2015
WHOOOOOT WHOOOT !!! My Gracie girl WON See The Distance contest !!!! :):) SO proud of you, girlfriend !! Enjoy that year of Smugmug Pro !! xoxoxo Huge Congrats!!!
mattcallery
 
mattcallery January 05, 2015
this really is such a cool picture and I can't explain why. That's how I know it's good
Flosno
 
Flosno January 05, 2015
Hey Gracie....congratulations and celebrations with this win....so happy for you
malread PRO+
 
malread January 06, 2015
Gracie I am so proud of you, i always knew it was a great capture, so much, depth, clarity awesome colour, congratulations on the win, very well done.
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik January 06, 2015
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 06, 2015
Well done, Gracie!!!!! I am so very happy for you. Congratulations on the win. You are certainly deserving and wish you more wins in the future.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 January 06, 2015
WOW, congrats on your win
colinroberts PRO+
 
colinroberts January 06, 2015
Congratulations on your win Gracie very happy for you :-)
amyktoney
 
amyktoney January 06, 2015
This is just so flippin cool! Congradts on your well deserved acclaim
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 January 06, 2015
Woo hoo! Congratulations on your win Gracie!! Love this!
CozmicKarol PRO
 
CozmicKarol January 06, 2015
Congratulation on your wins Gracie, well done :)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 06, 2015
Excellent win Gracie well done you deserved this I'm really happy for you :-))
janland PRO+
 
janland January 06, 2015
Wonderful creative capture! Congrats!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 January 06, 2015
awesome award Gracie .. Congratulations .. I knew this one was a winner :)))))
robhansen
 
robhansen January 06, 2015
How Awesome!! Congrats!!!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 06, 2015
Gracie - congratulations on your win - what a way to start 2015!!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi January 06, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 06, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth January 07, 2015
Not 1 but 3 awards! Yes Dahlink...they can see how fab you are! I am verklempt as you know. You deserve it just for being there. Love you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos January 07, 2015
For me this is a winner again, fantastic picture. Congratulation on being the winner, winner, lol !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 07, 2015
Voted Digital Photographer Vol 1
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 07, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Gracie on being the Winner.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 07, 2015
Amazing shot - voted Digital Photographer
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi January 22, 2015
Congratulations again !!!!!!!
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 January 23, 2015
Congratulations Gracie, don't know how I missed this!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2015
Yay...Congratulations to your Award Gracie. Excellent!
SHELBY23 PRO
 
SHELBY23 January 24, 2015
Awesome shot, love the composition.
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 February 05, 2015
AMAZING Gracie!!!! Voted
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 07, 2015
voted .. love this one
Jeta1websandpix
 
Jeta1websandpix February 09, 2015
Still one of my favorites :) Voted, simple life. Good luck :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth February 10, 2015
Voted Dangling precariously in the air in a glass balloon! Live Simply!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 February 12, 2015
Voted Live simply
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman February 13, 2015
VOTED GRACIE....living simply....ps You must have won your prize while I was feverish and in hospital.....? How did I not see it ? Many many many words of congratulations from me my friend.Sooooo deserved.....Hip hip hooray...k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 13, 2015
This is really nice photo. I voted this for live simply!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 15, 2015
Duh! Voted... tiny people, massive landscapes! WIN :):)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 15, 2015
Live Simply.. VOTED! cough genius shot, and I'm coming with you next time!!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg February 16, 2015
voted i love this one Gracie very cool shot
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg February 16, 2015
voted twice of this one in different comp to
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank February 16, 2015
Voted Tiny People. Good luck.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi February 17, 2015
This pictures is amazing, stunning, fantastic !!!!!!!! Voted !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 February 17, 2015
Voted Tiny People
robhansen
 
robhansen February 19, 2015
Perfect for this contest Voted!!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle February 19, 2015
Simply glorious - voted live simply
carlosramos
 
carlosramos February 20, 2015
Awesome entry, voted !
carlosramos
 
carlosramos February 20, 2015
Vote live simply !
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 21, 2015
Voted Tiny People:-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 22, 2015
This is one of the award-sinning shots by Gracie. Voted Tiny People Massive landscape!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita February 22, 2015
Voted !!!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth February 25, 2015
Voted Tiny People ")
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 27, 2015
Voted..tiny people:-)
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 06, 2015
Great POV shot. Nice work. - Jake
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 11, 2015
Again I would like to Congratulate you on the big Win. More Award winning photos My Friend!
Custerlb PRO+
 
Custerlb March 23, 2015
Fantastic photo, love everything going on in the photo.
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth March 30, 2015
Voted Glorious Moments you brave little dahlink!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle March 30, 2015
Definitely a glorious moment! - voted glorious moment
malread PRO+
 
malread March 30, 2015
Voted
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 31, 2015
Also voted in Glorious moment
carlosramos
 
carlosramos April 03, 2015
One of my favorite, voted wanderer photo !
carlosramos
 
carlosramos April 03, 2015
Voted again now for glorious moment !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 03, 2015
Voted Wanderer
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 03, 2015
Voted Glorious
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman April 06, 2015
Voted Wanderer...always love this ...k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 06, 2015
Beautiful View and Great angle. Voted wanderer!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi April 06, 2015
unbelievable shot, view !!!!!!! Voted in Wanderer !!!!
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 April 12, 2015
voted - gr8 work and best of luck
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 13, 2015
Voted..wanderer Contest :-)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth April 17, 2015
Voted Wanderer :)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle April 17, 2015
Beautiful - voted wanderer
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita April 22, 2015
yay...Contest Finalist...congrats Gracie xoxoxo
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 April 22, 2015
congratulations on being a finalist in the wanderer contest - gr8 work G
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman April 22, 2015
So glad you are in the 2 finals...I NEED TIPS FROM YOU GRACIE...but seriously in some ways I think your old friend up there in his heavenly glider is cheering Cmon Gracie.....
Flosno
 
Flosno April 22, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS for this amazing image win Gracie....so well deserved
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank April 22, 2015
Hey Gracie, congrats on another award on this one of a kind image. Good for you.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 22, 2015
loved this one when you posted it ... deserves every award .. congratulations and good luck in the finals :)))
carlosramos
 
carlosramos April 22, 2015
Where we going? to celebrate your winnings. Congrats my good friend you deserved !
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 22, 2015
WHOOOOT! SOOO stinkin' PROUD of you, lady !!! :):) I'm not at all surprised, but you SOO deserve it !!!! This shot SHOTS! :):) You and I are doing this next !!! :):) xoxoxox Congrats, Hun!!! :):)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 22, 2015
Congratulations Gracie :-)))))
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 24, 2015
Congratulations again...
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth April 25, 2015
Dahlink...CONGRATULATIONS! It's just one after the other now. I am so happy for you and so proud of you. All my love....moi xo
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 29, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS on your award Gracie, ester
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth May 05, 2015
Voted Point of View :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 07, 2015
Voted Point of View
westi PRO+
 
westi May 08, 2015
Feel like I am there with you!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos May 11, 2015
Voted point of view !
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 11, 2015
Voted point of view
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen May 15, 2015
Congrats on Finalist in Wanderer!!!
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen May 15, 2015
And good luck! :D
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet May 15, 2015
Spectacular! Feel like I'm right there!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman May 16, 2015
You know how I feel about this lovely image.....so full of admiration...voted ..k
cindhiherd PRO
 
cindhiherd May 19, 2015
What sweetpea72 said.
malread PRO+
 
malread May 21, 2015
voted.
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG May 21, 2015
Wow oh Wow so awesome!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw June 01, 2015
What an awesome pov and deserving of all the awards its captured too.....congrats !
ogilvie
 
ogilvie June 01, 2015
Congrats mend friend, Congrats !!!!!!
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 June 03, 2015
Congratulations Gracie, I love when I page through the finalist and I recognize a persons work. Well deserved!
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet June 08, 2015
Will gladly leave this type of shot to you, so scary, but wonderful!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman July 02, 2015
Always love this one.....voted ...k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 03, 2015
I love really the POV of this photo. Voted adventure bound!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 07, 2015
Voted Adventure Bound
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth July 11, 2015
Voted Adventure Bound!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 12, 2015
Love this note worthy shot...Voted Adventure Bound.....
ScottAlfredPhillips
 
ScottAlfredPhillips July 21, 2015
Gracie , awesome photo couldn't decide which award to give you so you got 3 ....outstanding ....cheers
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 22, 2015
One of my favs... voted!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman July 23, 2015
Voted .....wonderful every time anyone looks.....Voted..k
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 24, 2015
Yaaahoooo!!!! Keep racking them up. Congratulations on another well deserved finalist award. Let's take it all the way.
CozmicKarol PRO
 
CozmicKarol July 24, 2015
Congrats again on this amazing capture. Well deserved awards Gracie
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 24, 2015
fantastic .. a finalist again .. congratulations !!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 25, 2015
Congratulations on your award Gracie, ester
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 25, 2015
BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 26, 2015
Yay, Gracie! Congrats on being a Finalist!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant July 26, 2015
That's looks real fun being up there on the aircraft-nice views!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 31, 2015
It's an all or nothing vote for this workhorse.....
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 01, 2015
Congratulations on another finalist win!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 01, 2015
Love your "Behind the Lens" - that is a lot of equipment!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 03, 2015
Voted Unconventional Perspectives
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 03, 2015
Voted All or Nothing
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 03, 2015
Voted unconventional perspective:-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 03, 2015
Voted.....You know how I love it......k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 03, 2015
All or nothing comp....Voted
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin August 06, 2015
...massive congrats on being a Finalist in Adventure Bound, it's a stunning image :-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 08, 2015
Congratulations Again to you Gracie.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 08, 2015
Voted unconventional capture. I thin this will win again.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 08, 2015
voted all or nothing!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 11, 2015
Voted Trains,Boats and Planes:-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 11, 2015
Voted All or Nothing:-)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 12, 2015
Voted Trains, Boats and Planes
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 14, 2015
Write a comment Voted trains boats and planes and also all or nothing....great grerat work
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 16, 2015
Voted for this Perspectivealicious shot....
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 16, 2015
Voted Trains.....
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 20, 2015
Yyaaahhoooo!!!! Congratulations on a most deserved finalist award. Good for you.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 20, 2015
Yay, Gracie! Congrats, again, on being a Finalist!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 20, 2015
awesome Gracie !!!! another award .. congratulations !!!!!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 20, 2015
BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 21, 2015
WHOOOT! another FINALIST for YOU, babes!!! SOO proud of you !!! :):) ALL OR NOTHING Contest !!! :):)
this shot and view is spectacular… so I'm not at all surprised !!! ❤ xoxoxo
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead August 24, 2015
Congrats and good luck ! Awesome !!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 24, 2015
yay...congrats Gracie! xoxoxo
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 26, 2015
Congratulations on your Award Gracie!. Voted on Planes, trains and boats!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 30, 2015
Congratulations again Kay, being a finalist, good luck !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 09, 2015
Voted From the Top
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman September 11, 2015
Voted....love it as you know already....Another shot for the no 1....k
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 11, 2015
Voted a From the Top.-)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 18, 2015
voted from top!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle September 26, 2015
This has got to be your most awarded photo - gorgeous - voted
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 30, 2015
Voted for this workhorse, From the Top.....
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 01, 2015
Congratulations !!!! This is your milestone winner phototure !!!!!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 02, 2015
Congratulation being a Finalist, From The Top
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 02, 2015
Well you did it again with this excellent image. The comments on this cool shot if stacked one on top of each other outside, it would give me vertigo. Congratulations again, I'm so proud of you.
BlueMaxPhotography PRO
 
BlueMaxPhotography October 02, 2015
Congratulations on being a finalist Gracie! Very well deserved one of my all time favorite photo's!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 02, 2015
You go, Girl! Congrats, again, Gracie!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 14, 2015
Voted Chasing the Action for this amazing capture.....
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 15, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 22, 2015
Voted chasing the action!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 23, 2015
Voted Chasing The Action
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 28, 2015
Voted Chasing The Action :)
Roberto_Sorin
 
Roberto_Sorin December 03, 2015
Great shot!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 14, 2016
Voted Funportation
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman January 18, 2016
Wonderful image....voted......k
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth January 20, 2016
Voted Funportation...I knew you would have this one in!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 21, 2016
Voted Funportation, for this wonderful workhorse.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 24, 2016
Voted ...Funportation:-)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 28, 2016
You go my good friend!!! Congratulations on another well deserved finalist award for Funportation. Good for you, now hopefully it will go all the way.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 28, 2016
Congrats on being a Finalist AGAIN, Kay! :-D
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 January 29, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist Gracie!!!!!!!! :):)
marcio_schluter
 
marcio_schluter March 13, 2016
very nice photo.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 30, 2016
Congrats !!
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness May 23, 2016
Wonderful Capture!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 05, 2016
Voted Imfactful Images
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 15, 2016
Voted Impactful Image. Good luck Kay you and this photo deserve a win.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 15, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 16, 2016
Congratulations on a very well deserved Feature Award. Good for you. My compliments.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 12, 2016
Congrats on your Award
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 19, 2016
Congratulations !!!!!!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 04, 2016
One of my all time favorites. Voted Worldscapes.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 05, 2016
Voted Worldscapes
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth August 06, 2016
This always makes me smile. Voted Worldscapes :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 09, 2016
voted worldscape
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 14, 2016
Voted in Worldscapes..k
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 19, 2016
My complements on being featured in the VB feature, "5 Reasons Why Being Brave Can Get You a Winning Shot." Way to go with this show stopper.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 06, 2016
Congratulations on your Feature award!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 06, 2016
WHOOOT! we both got a -behind the lens- feature !!! Congrats, girlie !!! :):)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 06, 2016
What a wonderful portrait of home, Kay - love it! :)
8743_3828
 
8743_3828 July 18, 2017
Commovente e nostalgica
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 28, 2017
Voted World Photography Day
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth March 02, 2018
Voted Talent Awards :)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
Voted ….I know this is a special one for you in many ways....k

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at about 500 feet in the air while in? on? an ultralight aircraft. The aircraft basically is a motor with wings and a seat for two, along with some instruments, controls, and stick. There's nothing between you and the ground but air. My friend owns the ultralight and loves to take people up in it, especially if they love it like I do! We travel over the gently rolling farmlands of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, usually at an altitude of about 1000 feet. On this flight, we took off on a dirt road and landed on a grass strip. I have pictures from getting on the aircraft, throughout the taxi, takeoff, flight, and landing.
Time
It was the Golden Hour of sunset as you can tell from the picture. Around sunset and sunrise is the best time of day to fly the ultralight because winds and thermals are less likely to be a disturbance.
Lighting
We took off about just before sunset during the Golden Hour and landed in the Blue Hour. Perfect! Dare to shoot into the sun and worry about fixing it later. It's hard to avoid. Take advantage of that golden glow. Underexpose by a couple of steps to keep the sun from blowing out your photos.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens. I used the hood that came with the lens because of the almost horizontal direction of the sunlight. The hood also helped to protect the lens since there was a good bit of wind and I was turning here and there and in danger of knocking my lens against part of the plane. No other equipment was involved.
Inspiration
I would NEVER have left the ground without the best camera and lens in my inventory! How many chances does a person have to take unlimited, unimpeded photos from the sky? I took over 200 pictures in 45 minutes.
Editing
I brought the RAW image into Photoshop through Adobe Camera Raw and made some adjustments there increasing exposure, decreasing highlights almost all the way down to dampen that bright sun shining right into the lens (I had stopped down -3 so that helped the sun's appearance out of the camera), lightening shadows, deepening black a bit, increasing clarity and vibrance. This photo came out pretty sharp considering the little ultralight being bounced around. I was shooting at 1/400 so that helped. It was Golden Hour so the light was perfect. I used Topaz Labs Denoise lightly and Perfect Effects 8 to give it a bit of HDR appearance. But really the shadows and golden lighting gave me about all the help I needed and seriously limited the post-processing I had to do. And of course that wonderful camera and lens.
In my camera bag
This is a list if I carry everything to be ready for anything. If I'm hauling my Lowepro PRO Roller x200 case, it'll have my Canon 5D Mark III DSLR, Canon 60D DSLR, and Canon G15 point and shoot. As for lenses, there'll be my workhorse lens, the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens. Also I'll have the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens. Separate from the case will be my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens (it has its own carrying case and won't fit in the roller bag). There will be hoods for each lens. I'll have good UV filters on each lens and a Nikon polarizing filter for each lens. I carry separately 4 tripods: Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod (Black) Outfit with 804RC2 Pan Tilt Head, Dolica 62 inch Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head, a small very lightweight, the Kalimar 960 Telescoping/Camera Tripod Compact/Lightweight, and a small 5" flexible tripod for the G15. I'll also have the support equipment: cleaning cloths, blower, lens cleanser, remote controls for both cameras, chargers, extra batteries, extra tripod mounts, manuals, guides, lots of SD and CF cards, and maybe a small laptop. If I know exactly what I'm shooting, I can pare this down into one of two shoulder bags of only the necessary equipment for that shoot.
Feedback
Best advice? Have a friend who loves to take you up in his ultralight for free! Next best? Ask all the right questions and get recommendations from people you trust and buy a ride or two on one. It's a terrific rush but also a terrific way to get some shots most people will never have! Go near sunset or sunrise to get that lovely golden light. Take your best camera and lens - hang it around your neck and don't worry about dropping it. You won't. Relax, enjoy, take pictures constantly.

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