26 November 2014

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...and before the sun set over the Derbyshire hills, I watched two hobbies in progress. In the heather of Callow Bank, two men were operating their remote control model aeroplanes.which swooped and whizzed, curving the air. Further along the escarpment of Stanage Edge a paraglider was practising his aeronautical skills, hanging from his orange canopy on nylon strings. I watched as he sailed silently over Overstones Farm before sinking gently into the rough moorland beyond. The photographic evidence:-
And the intrepid paraglider drifts over the millstone grit of Stanage Edge before landing beyond Overstones Farm...
...as always - click on pictures to enlarge.

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  1. The colour in that glider photo is amazing.

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    1. I was surprised myself when I checked that one out on the computer.

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  2. Both of these are very interesting to watch.

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    1. I don't have hobbies like that but I admire people who do Red.

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  3. Not sure I'd really dare trying a hang glider, but it is fascinating. And your pictures are gorgeous, especially the large one.
    Love the farm house and colours in the last picture!

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    1. How will you know about paragliding unless you try it Miss Arian? What is life for if not for new experiences?

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  4. Late afternoon light is very kind to photographers. The model plane looks eerily bigger - maybe drone size. Beautiful countryside....

    Ms Soup

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    1. Normally the sun is behind my shoulder when taking photos but as the sun sinks it's often profitable to direct one's camera towards the light. Thanks for dropping by gain Ms Soup.

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  5. The second image is stunning.
    It would make a very nice print. You have one of the best printers on your doorstep.
    PEAK IMAGING

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    1. Thanks for that lead Adrian. I rarely get any pictures printed but when I do I'll check them out.

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  6. Love the play of light and shadow and glorious colour of the last one.

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    1. I have taken many pictures of that farm Helen - at different times of year and from different angles. I could have a whole photo book made just on Overstones Farm!

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  7. The hang-gliders congregate and take off not far around the corner from where I live here. The glide out over the valley below to the west...and sometimes I even see them above my cabin...depending on the air currents, no doubt.

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    1. So close Lee? Why not go along and see if you can go up too? It can't be that hard but you might need a few stiff drinks beforehand.

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