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High up in the sky

High up in the sky
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-25 2:17
Viewed: 819
Points: 46
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From far south in Milford (that you did not like, alas) I jump 2000 km north to Paihia.
from the beach, I observed an object high up in the sky and I didn't know what it could be. Then when I went by ferry to Russel I managed to see it closer. There were two people hanging from a kind of parachute! What was rather strange that they did not fall down, they were just hanging in the sky. Maybe they were pulled by the speedboat but I didn't see any rope either. Maybe someone can explain it to me?

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Czesc Malgosiu
Bardzo mi sie podoba pomysl na to zdjecie (ale jako miejsce Milford Sound podoba mi sie bardziej; twoj post z Te Anau byl super).
Te spadochrony wygladaja troche jak usmiechniete meduzy w oceanie nieba. :-) Nie bardzo sie znam na lotniarstwie, wiec nie wiem jak moga sie tak dlugo utrzymac w powietrzu.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hello Malgo,
I also find this strange, but at least the parachute smiles nicely. You presented the four photos well. I like how you managed to capture the small ones against a clear sky, while in the larger photo we see a lot of nicely shaped clouds.
Kind regards,

Hello Malgo,
It seems to be some sort of parachute; perhaps it is just carried by the thermals; hopefully it does not involve a watery landing. Pleasant composition with agreeable lights and colours.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-06-25 3:46]

Hello Malgo,

I saw this in Oludeniz in Turkey. The speedboat carries them along (they start off water skiing) and once they reach a good height and speed they release the tow rope with the skis. TFS.

ciao Malgorzata
splendid shot whit a great coastline and sky, very good the idea of the shot toghether,
ciao, Giacomo

Ciao cara Malgo, superb sky with lovely parachure, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-06-25 6:00]


quel montagne et vue double ciel avec ce petit bonhomme tout en vert venu des l'espace et ce bateau qui file sur l'eau très original bien vu beau travail.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Malgo,

Tu deviens de plus en plus habile avec cette technique qui nous montre , comme au cinéma ce qui se passe sur cette magnifique plage de la Nouvelle Zélande.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-25 7:02]

Witaj MAlgo,
nice the collage of the two photos to see and admire the parachutes that pulled by the speedboat.This kind of Summer adventure you can see in some Greek islands enjoying the swimmers.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-06-25 8:32]

Nie znam sie na lotniach i spadochronach, ale zapewne chodzi o termike, bardzo fajne zdjecie i fajna lotnia
pozdrawiam Ryszard
Jezeli chodzi o mecz to i tak jest to wina Tuska :)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-06-25 9:59]

Hello Malgo,

I am completely agree with this writer, I also find this strange, but at least the parachute smiles nicely
Wonderful captured, fine details and splendid sharpness.
Composition and presentation are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
and a happy new day
original version
great idea to present such a place
with a dynamic cloudy sky drawing
our attention
great work from you
you presented the four photos perfectly

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-06-25 13:51]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Fantastyczne niebo i na nim spadochron.
Ciekawe zestawienie obrazow.
Te male to wygladaja jak ameby ;)
Dobry kadr i super kolorystyka.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-06-25 14:32]

Czesc Malgo
To proste : usmiechniety spadochron jest lzejszy od powietrza i dlatego sam sie unosi w powietrzu :)
Ciekawa prezentacja pozdrawiam

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-06-25 15:17]

Ciao Malgo,i agree with Chris for the solution of your question,so just my best compliments for this collage,funny way to fly in the sky over this beautiful blue,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Malgo,

The wideness of the sea is creating depth. The point of view is showing the yacht pulling the parachute. The three samll photos are showing different movements of the parachute. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-06-25 23:02]

Hello Malgo,
A beautiful view across the water underneath a wonderful cloudy sky. The shapes of the clouds are fantastic and I really like the bright sunlight too. The three parachutes, with a big smiling face, are well included high in the sky.

Hi Malgo,
Funny presentation with your collage well made ;-)
Pleasant blue colors and interesting photogenic result with these clouds in the sky, tfs.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2760 W: 1360 N: 3167] (40031)
  • [2018-06-26 0:35]

Hi Malgo

Good compo to let us understand the scene. The smiley is no more green but blue!!
For sure, there should have a rope between the boat and the parachute

Ciao Malgo
non so proprio come funziona questo sorridente paracadute, sono anche troppo pauroso per queste cose.
Bellissimo il paesaggio nuvoloso, una meraviglia.
Buon we

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-06-30 16:50]


funny the shapes and these details of the parachute. nice series showing the moment, maybe the boat have put it up there and then it was floating in the sky for some minutes. maybe..

take care


Hello Malgo,
Happy Birthday! This is a fun collage to look at, I love those eyes on the parachute. 👍

Hi Malgo,
What a good idea to make this collage, showing us the different close-ups of the funny parachute flying over the beautiful landscape !
So Chris has given us the clue to the mystery : We cannot see the rope, but it's there somewhere !
TFS and warm regards.

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