Flying

City of Thun

The city of Thun, which is located at the lower end of Lake Thun, is the gate to the Bernese Oberland. The historic Old Town is situated about one kilometer from the shore of the lake, on the river Aare. There is a castle in the center of the Old Town that dates back to the 12th century and boasts a museum.

The first settlement arose on today’s site of the city as early as 2,500 BC. The mighty castle was constructed by the Dukes of Zähringen. It has a fortification tower built between 1180 and 1190. The halls of the tower house a historical museum that exhibits artifacts from prehistory and early history as well as medieval objects, weapons and uniforms from the 18th and 19th century, a ceramic collection and a toy exhibition. The castle’s most splendid exhibit is the restored Knights Hall, dating to the 12th century.

Further sights in the Old Town include the town church with its tower dating back to about 1330, the town hall from the 16th century, the Old Town itself and the numerous restaurants and cafés along the Aare River.

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically across Lake Thun, over which glides a historic paddle steamer. The castle and city church proudly dominate the late-medieval Old Town.
[Source: myswitzerland.com]

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure time: 1/320s
Focal length: 17mm
ISO Speed: 100
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Little Cloud Mini Wing

Paragliding instructor Beni Kälin from Chill Out Paragliding Interlaken under a Little Cloud Mini Wing.

Launch site: Schiltgrat above Mürren, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

If you’ve been checking out the crowd over your favorite paragliding site, you’ve undoubtedly noticed them: wings that are obviously smaller than the others in the air, yet seem to be hanging out handily in the lift with their bigger brethren.

These are mini-wings, the latest evolution of paragliding design, which emerged as growing interest in the hike-and-fly discipline met new fabric and airfoil technology. With these new advances, smaller wings could suddenly have startlingly good glide ratios, reasonable speeds and the capacity to handle more than just a straight-down-the-mountain flight scenario.
[Source: extremesports.about.com]

Canon PowerShot G15
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 1/1600s
Focal length: 30.5mm
ISO Speed: 100
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Over the Rainbow

A rainbow colored U-Turn Blacklight.

We flew almost an hour together over Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Title inspired by the famous Academy Award-winning ballad song “Over the Rainbow”, written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Listen to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version on Youtube.

GoPro HD Hero 2
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/4418s
Focal length: 16mm
ISO Speed: 100
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Mediterranean Sea

Thanks to my buddy Emanuel von Grünigen for taking this fantastic photo of me, flying the Icaro Wildcat TE over the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo: Emanuel von Grünigen
Post: Daniel Wildi

Canon EOS 60D
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD IF
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/8000s
Focal length: 42mm
ISO Speed: 250
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

It was really a great flight week in Monaco!
Picture taken near the launch site on Mont Gros, flying down to the beach of Roquebrune.
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Ròcabruna Caup Martin in Occitan, Roccabruna-Capo Martino in Italian) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. The name was changed from Roquebrune to differentiate the town from Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the neighboring Var Department.

Today Roquebrune-Cap-Martin comprises several villages and towns: St.Roman, practically a suburb of Monaco, the residential areas of Cabbé, Bon Voyage and Serret, Roquebrune with its perched village and château, the posh Cap Martin peninsula and the modern seaside resort of Carnolès with its long pebble beach bordering Menton.
[Source: Wikipedia]

Samsung ST65
Aperture: f/15
Exposure time: 1/300s
Focal length: 135mm
ISO Speed: 80
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