Hang Glider above Crinkle Crags

© Vincent Lowe

Hang Glider above Crinkle Crags

Uploaded: September 29, 2001


Digital montage from two seperate photos, both taken while I had my feet firmly on the ground!


Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 05, 2001

Very dramatic! The perspective that you have created gives one the feeling that you were following in another glider. +Guy #1022

Vincent Lowe October 06, 2001

Thanks Guy. The mountain shot was from the summit of Bowfell in the English Lake District - another photo from this day here.. http://www.vlec.u-net.com/lakes/lakes04.html
The glider was taken from a cliff edge on the Pennines when the valley below was filled with fog so I got a clear background which made it easy to isolate, but I had to re-draw the wire rigging by hand. #1537

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor level-classic October 06, 2001

WOW!!! You've done an excellent job here. Congratulations!

Shirley #1587

Vincent Lowe October 07, 2001

Thanks Shirley!

Vince #1608

bob garas October 07, 2001

nicely done...powerfull... .
great image #1616

Robert L. Bradshaw October 12, 2001

I think this is a very dramatic shot! But I was very disapointed to find out that it was a digital montage! Expert technique with Photoshop, it looks very believable, which I feel makes it very misleading. It also discredits other photographers who are resourceful enough to get shots like this (this shot is totally doable with straight photography). I do have to acknowledge that it was labeled as a digital montage and not just done on the sly, which I do believe is out and out wrong. #1777

Vincent Lowe October 12, 2001

Thanks for your comments Robert and sorry you were disappointed! I certainly didn't set out to mislead or discredit anyone - that's why I made sure it was labeled as a digital montage. The image wasn't planned - the two images were taken several years apart and one day when I was re-visiting my old slides it occured to me that putting these two together might turn two very mediocre shots into something more interesting. I would dipute that the shot is 'totally doable' with straight photography though - I don't know much about hang gliding but I suspect they don't often jump off a 3000 foot mountain top into thick cloud without being able to see where to land! #1791

Chuck October 26, 2001

Vincent. . . EXCELLENT ! ! ! By combining these 2 pictures you are taking the next step. Manipulating photographs is something that will be argued for a long time, but it's an Art Form thats here to stay.

Good Luck,
Chuck #2145

Steve Pinzon level-deluxe March 09, 2009

Very powerful, dramatic,and exciting image. Great thinking to combine the two and have a visual concept come together so well.
I hope you do more of these, this is outstanding! #7262859

Hernan Vanegas level-classic August 14, 2014

Amazing picture, congrats. #11108108

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