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The Magic Moment of Flight

The Magic Moment of Flight

I've been lucky enough to fly a few times - no, not with my arms flapping, rather on jets and small planes. For me there has always been that transitional, magic moment as the aircraft roars down the runway and begins to rise on a cushion of air, that magic moment when the battle with gravity seems won, when all things seem possible.

I made this photograph on the beach, at sunset, in Bandon, Oregon. I wonder what the seagull was thinking as it made that change from a somewhat awkward web-walker to an athletic acrobatic of the skies.

Nikon D80 , Nikon 18-200mm VR Lens
1/10s f/32.0 at 120.0mm ISO 200 full exif

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H2M19-Aug-2007 10:26
Magic! Vote. Hélène
Carol E Sandgren20-Jun-2007 20:10
Beautiful and very spiritual! The blur suggests kind of an eternal peace to me, something we should all be striving for! Beautifully done!
DENZA20-Jun-2007 13:55
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