Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of my favorite places to shoot. It is both challenging (to photograph) and beautiful. The title for this photo came pretty easily – after all they are not really flying, they are falling. It amazes me that normal humans would walk off the edge of a cliff hundreds of feet in the air with the assumption that a strong lifting wind will support them.
Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 1/500 sec, f7.1, ISO 100
All processing, and the black and white conversion done in Lightroom