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Bondage

By skydivemike  
Another shot from yesterday's Tandem. We call this the money shot. As well as taking stills we also take a video of the jump which is edited and put on a DVD for them to take away as reminder of their special day with us. us.

When we exit the aircraft at 13000ft we have app.35seconds of working time to get the video and stills before the Tandem deploys at 5,000ft. This deployment height is for safety reasons and all Tandems must deploy at this height.
The cameraman desends to app 3,000ft before deploying his/her main parachute. This gives them time to get down to the ground so they can video the arrival of the Tandem.

Many thanks for having a look and leaving comments good or bad.

Best viewed in the large format.

Mike

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: IainH, arnieg, heatherb and 21 more

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IainH 16 82
23 Oct 2005 4:28AM
Brilliant
arnieg 17 704 England
23 Oct 2005 4:34AM
great shot again mike
how many do you do in a day
arnie
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
23 Oct 2005 5:07AM
Fantastic, thanks for the explanation, Mike, its really interesting, what a great souvenir of the day, have you counted how many times you've jumped or is that unlucky??

Mari Smile
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
23 Oct 2005 6:14AM
Great picture and information

Peter
rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2005 6:20AM
Like your description. Sounds like a hard day at the office ;o)
albi 16 68 1 England
23 Oct 2005 6:50AM
Great shot, he looks to be enjoying it.. personally i'd have my eyes shut..

Tony
angelamary 15 6 England
23 Oct 2005 7:11AM
Lovely photo's. Must be a good photographer to get focus spot-on at those speeds! Not keen on the -20 temp's though!
highlander 17 32 Scotland
23 Oct 2005 8:08AM
Well Mike I often joke that I am looking for the shot that nobody else has captured but you have come very close to that in this exposure...great clarity and colour detail which is not of a tripod, lol. Great exposure.
Doug.
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
23 Oct 2005 11:16AM
Many thanks for the comments and clicks it's very much appreciated.

Arnie sometimes I do 5 jumps in a day.After that I need a rest. ( Getting old). I only jump at weekends during the week I have a proper job.


Mari 500+ and counting.


Mike
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
23 Oct 2005 11:33PM
Superb capture, very well deserved HC :o)
Jumped out of an aeroplane more than 500 times... totally mad!!!
Kathy
Sezz 16 619 15 England
24 Oct 2005 10:26AM
Hi Mike
A well deserved HC, many congrat's

Sez Smile
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
24 Oct 2005 12:55PM
LOL - I click on a thumbnail called bondage and it opens up a shot of two guys sky diving? Well, I'll click anyway. Definitely HC material regrdless!
Patrick
tonymarq 15 1 United States
25 Oct 2005 5:32PM
Great one Mike! Always impressed with these sky dive shots becaues of the speed your workind at!
like i said once before i'm a terra ferma type of person.

tonymarq
MikeRC 16 3.6k United Kingdom
26 Oct 2005 10:56PM
What a shot Mike...I think the punter will be happy with that, something to show his grandkids...Mike
27 Oct 2005 5:19PM
Another cracker .... amazing .... Click*
Karen
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2005 5:53AM
Amazing capture

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