gecko fly parapente

'cling cling like a lizard to the ceiling
stick close to the side of heaven'
maori kite song

lunes, 30 de junio de 2008

The last few flights have been in the Los Velez valle, around Chirivel,
where the colors and farming are a distinct contrast
to the Valle de Almanzora

more and more i am drawn to the abstaction of the lines
and forms i see below

early starts! up at 6.30 am and in the air shortly
after 7. 00 to get beautiful flying conditions and nice
light , before the andalucian sun starts stirring up the
inversion, and the first thermic activity begins

i'm dreaming of flying down the draa valley in morroco
and photographing the date palms ....maybe this autum!

in the meantime andalucia is a big playground!

viernes, 27 de junio de 2008

Reportaje para Lineas de Paisaje - Press interest!

Habia mucho reportaje en la prensa de Andalucia sobre las fotos de Steve en el Museo Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas - ver:
y foro de discusion>arboleas>museo pedro gilabert
o en ingles ver abajo:
Lots of press coverage of the exhibition, click on the links above or see a profile of Steve Brockett in Almeria's 89.8 magazine below:

jueves, 19 de junio de 2008

from sky to gallery

The first exhibition of my aerial photos in the museo pedro gilbert
arboleas. a lovely space with lovely staff and a very supportive
town hall

On show are 22 photos in limited edition a2 prints of the
landscape around almeria many thanks to Luis Ramos
the director , Conche and Lala for
all their help and support

in the end the show was impresionantesssss! we were happy!

lots of people came to the private view and thanks to everyone
who made the effort!
here are just some of the people who matter!

miércoles, 18 de junio de 2008

Up, up and away!

A cracking day for Graham's tandem flight with Gecko Fly Parapente - at last, summer flying weather is here! Watched by family and friends Graham and Steve fast became a small speck in the sky with the highest altitude achieved on a a tandem flight here at Saliente!
Safely back on the ground Graham admitted it took him 10 minutes into the flight before he looked down!

Here he is being clipped in just before take off.

lunes, 9 de junio de 2008

Should have been there!

The third Saliente Fly(ing) Fiesta saw some luck with the weather, big black clouds behind us but fab flying conditions and sunshine for the spectators. Richard got his birthday tandem at long last, Antonio made it to 700m above take off (thats 2000m above sea level!) and Cabrero of Almanzora experienced some spiral diving on his tandem flight with steve. Classic landings on the Plaza in front of the santuario (missing the crucifix this year).

Loads of nice folk came and enjoyed - in the sky and on the ground - a big thank you to dj bumble, hector, sam and trish for music, raffle and keeping an eye on the ground and in the air and well done Kevin and Kath for winning the raffle (you certainly know how to up the odds!!)

See you next year!

I forgot my camera so thanks to Mike Y for a few photos!

Third party fire and theft

Local insurance man Glen has been waiting for the weather to warm up to experience free flight above Saliente but finally last week the day arrived - Glen's daughter however was in floods of tears about her dad running off a mountain - but once we all got up to take off she cheered up!

Here's Glen at the landing looking in his pocket for the cloud he promised to bring back for his son!

miércoles, 4 de junio de 2008

Exposición Steve Brockett

steve's exhibition at the museo pedro gilabert
arboleas from june 13th to july 25th-
images taken over the last two years
flying over the almerian landscape
opening 13th june at 9.00pm

domingo, 1 de junio de 2008

Descubre Los Vélez-Discover Los Vélez-Ontdek Los Vélez

Check out the new website - information on where to stay, what to see and activities in the Los Velez region and el Parque Natural Sierra Maria