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I was mostly enjoying the view. Unlike my normal temperment to want to analyze the hell out of a situation, this idea that I was going to leap in to THAT made me feel peace and nothing else.

I didn't have a moment of hesitation, and I was right not to. I can't wait to do it again!

submitted in reverse order, view in this order:

are you ready to fly?
leap in to heaven

Also see: prepping the glider, the launch site and thumbs up.

vi·sion·ar·y Audio pronunciation of "visionary" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (vzh-nr)

1. Characterized by vision or foresight.
1. Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory.
2. Existing in imagination only; imaginary.
1. Characterized by or given to apparitions, prophecies, or revelations.
2. Given to daydreams or reverie; dreamy.
1. Not practicable or realizable; utopian: visionary schemes for getting rich.
2. Tending to envision things in perfect but unrealistic form; idealistic.

Photographs by *JaninaZ on my Canon Digital Rebel with 18mm-200mm tamron lens.
This is my first of many hang gliding trips on 2/19/2006. Read journal entry re: hang gliding.
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Nice shot! :)
LA4love Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Nice perspective! :aww:

Very positive :)
angrymikko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favourites in your gallery. It has so much depth and I'm not talking only about the perspective.
lenoredead Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Photographer
really amazing .. love it .. where is that??
Adri-BabyJane Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007   Photographer
absolutely beautiful!love it
winnietehpoohie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like I'm flying. :w00t:
asanashia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
I like how the person is silohouetted:) The view is awsome too:thumbsup: Nice shot!
WindSorcerous Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
The title fits the photo beautifully :) I wish I could go to that very same amazing!
Aldark Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifull veiw.
never-theless Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
:wow: Great shot! :)
I :heart: the colours and the view !
Aukon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
That would so much better in a white picture frame and such..

Nice job..
stardnl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow, i really like it =) Very great angle and effect =)
korild Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
No offence, but one might take this image to be somewhat... self-glorifying. Especially with THAT title... It's a beautiful view, though. I love the winding roads and lavender sky, as well as the beautiful horizon... Must be one hell of a place to just sit and daydream.
disgracian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
I'm not the only one that had this thought running through my mind then. :)
banxter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
I saw these pictures a while ago and thought ... "damn that's some nice detail."

I just started getting into photography and yesturday I bought a Nikon D70s with a Tamron XR DiII 18-200mm lens.

Are we using the same one?
spyed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yup same lens!

only I have a canon digital rebel..

I love the lens though!
-- A
banxter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
that's sick! i agree ... the lens is really good! it captures things so beautifully!

how do you find the digital rebel? i was thinking of getting that camera too, but ended up buying the d70s.

do you have other lenses or just the 18-200? have you tried any macro shots with it?

spyed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
haven't done much in the way of macro shots.

I also have the standard lens that came with it which was a really nice 18-55mm but of course I don't have much use for it anymore.

-- A
DarkChiiFreya Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
I think You'll think I'm just one of your non-subscripted deviants, but I'm not....
I've been creating the courage I don't have to post a comment here....
I just wanted to say that your work is just brilliant.... and I'm very proud of being one a of the "members" of this "association" that has such Masters as "boss"
hope you continue doing your arts ^.^
rgnet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Digital Artist
its definately calming spyed, to look out upon something so high up. I've almost been able to do it, but never THAT high. (or have I??) Maybe one day I'll go hang gliding, feel what its like to look down upon everyone.
Definately a great photo you've taken, he appears to be imagining things, definately a 'visionary'
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darklylit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
aw man, always wanted to do that in that region..
Snowblind07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Thats a really nice view, I used to hike up to the top of the mountain in my area with my cousins and we would have a view like that from the launch site. How long were you in the air?
spyed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
22 minutes or so..... just.. awesome!

-- A
Pachunka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
22 minutes!
Snowblind07 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
I really want to try hang gliding some time :)
The-Cry-Of-Mankind Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
that's an awesome photo right there, the angle is perfect and everything about it is just beautiful :D :D
Ryokushin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
That's a beautiful picture--the sky looks amazing, was the picture just taken like that without editing? (It seems like it was slightly photoshopped)
liajedi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional
Lucky you :)

Thats one of my dreams to fly in that way.
Jahan-X Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
nice view! I recognise that area; remember seeing those small houses(the ones that are closest to you) when the plane was about to touch down.
legendofzeke Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great composition, just make the skyline parallel with the top of the image and it'll be perfect. :nod:
prophet4289 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
i love the way it looks like a salute to the world, to heaven, and sun. like acknoledging one lives for the world rather than for any indiviual being. the sky looks absolutely masterfull. great shot
Chrissymo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
I like your pants. o-o;
kamiawolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything is so purple-ish :D whenever im in california, all i see is yellow warm colors. Id be scared out of my mind to stand so close to the edge of a cliff like that
diamond281 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :nod:
Ghouldaddy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Professional Photographer
that is a fantastic shot, nevermind the fact that you're about to hurl yourself off that cliff.
GillsDigitalWorld Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a view :wow:
neo-the-foxycoon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
i like it just.. *watches*
interfeci Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
looks good to me
ryokogirle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
that... is a very purple sky. it's really pretty and those clouds are just awesome. typcially i don't think of CA as being very pretty... but this is a welcomed change. ^_^

O__o this is CA right?
Mydian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
That is an awesome shot of the valley below. :) Amazing horizon. I love that area of Cali
CodieMorgan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
ACtually - to be hones - it would look better if he wass standing on a lush grassy hill! That sjust mu opinion !

-- But nice work anyhow!
vixarama Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006   Photographer
nice colouring in the shot! i like that lone figure as well, good shot
Draith Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Wow... That's a really awesome view!! So is that you in the image, then? I like that, showing the back, like the viewer of this is sharing that view outward with you, getting the same feelings you are, maybe.
Sounds like you had a great experience. :)
lambi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Nice view.
Which city is this?
spyed Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
sylmar... the mountains in the distance are the malibu mountains.
sxdrifter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
very tranquil, it calms me just looking at the pic.
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Canon EOS Kiss Digital
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Feb 20, 2006, 8:28:10 AM