WAG 2009 – paragliding accuracy

DSC_3914NIKON D40X (18mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
The World Air Games, take place in Turin (Italy) from 6 to 9 June 2009 (you can see a lot of infos on the WAG2009 website). I’m one of the judges for the Paragliding Accuracy competition, which is on the Avigliana lake: The landing spot is on a raft in the lake (the same used by the paragliding aerobatics, hang-gliding aerobatics and speed-run competition). I don’t have much spare time to take photos during my duty as judge, but I’m lucky to be in a privileged position, so I was able to get some pictures while on the landing field. This is one of them. Hope you like it…



I‘ve born in 1961 close to Turin, and started with photography in the secondary school (with b/w and the darkroom in my house bath). My profession regards computers (I’m lucky enough to have a job I like much).

With my images I try to communicate the emotion and feelings I’ve felt when I took them. To attempt reaching this objective, I use any technique I believe could help in transmitting these feelings to who’s looking at my pictures. Of course this is very hard to obtain, also because I think that anyone of us has a personal vision about the surrounding world, as well as an image I feel interesting could not arouse in others the same impression which gave to me.

For this reason the comments are very welcome, and will be kept in great consideration. I would thank you for any comment, positive or negative: I will appreciate them a lot.

Equipment: Most important: mindset, then the hardware: Nikon, with very few exceptions. A tripod, a couple of filters (polarizer and ND). Usually I post-process the images with Gimp and Photomatix Pro

© Copyright: all the images are copyright of Massimo Belloni and can’t be reproduced without explicit permission by the author . Please anyway note that I have no problem to give the permit if I like the proposed usage of the image. Drop me a line…

My favicon: Just in case you are squeezing your eyes trying to decipher what it is, here you can see it enlarged. The basic idea is quite simple: over that the overlapping MB characters (which I’ve used from long time), I’ve used as background the typical scheme of the Bayer mosaic sensor used in most of the digital cameras, where 50% of the pixels are sensible to the green, 25% to the red and 25% to the blue. That’s all folks!

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