D500 Does Paragliding

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Dyun27 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,719
D500 Does Paragliding

My SO is a paragliding instructor and I love hanging out at his "work place" when I have the time, because it gives me the opportunity to photograph vibrant subject-matter in good weather. I brought both the D500 and D750 on Saturday for wide and telephoto shots. Although I planned to use the D750 and 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G for all the wide shots, I ended up using the lens on the D500 as well for when I needed more zoom. It effectively became a 27-52mm lens.

I used the Nikon 200-500mm to get some close-up shots:

The joy of a first flight, no matter how small.

Since my dad also paraglides, he usually asks me to drive him up to "Marshal", which is one of three launching points at the Andy Jackson airpark. While I don't care much for the dangerous, windy, high-elevation and one-lane dirt road, it's a good place to get some neat shots.

Getting ready to take off.

This orange hang glider ended up in the trees about an hour later. Luckily the pilot was O.K.

Having a DX/FX duo sure is nice.

View from Marshal.

Assistant Paragliding Instructor.

The best glider of them all.

One of these days I'll become brave enough to try it myself. For now I simply observe.

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 Dyun27's gear list:Dyun27's gear list
Nikon D40X Nikon D610 Nikon D750 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR +10 more
Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikon D500 Nikon D750
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