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Sun Worship

By skydivemike  
Another shot from the Boogie at Skydive Algarve. This is part of a freefly exit from the G92 aircraft at 15,000ft over Alvor Portugal. The skydivers exit one at a time and swoop down to the 1st man out called the base from this is built a formation turning points or different shapes until break off height at 3,500ft. This gives the skydivers app 60sec. of working time in the air.

As you can see this shot was straight into direct sunlight. The only modification to this shot is a slight tweek in curves to darken the sky. The outline on the skydivers is the direct sun light on their nylon jumpsuits.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look.As always best viewed large if you can.


Tags: Sports and action

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DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
1 Apr 2006 6:05AM
Great shot. Love the skewed angle of the cloudbank and the starburst effect on the sun. Me ... I'll stick to snapping tomatoes. It's safer. Dave.
1 Apr 2006 6:06AM
the best I have seen today

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
1 Apr 2006 6:07AM
Brilliant.. and a great composition..Love it..Phil
bobaloona 15 81 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 6:08AM
CP_01 15 1
1 Apr 2006 6:12AM
Love this....amazing capture!!!
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
1 Apr 2006 6:14AM
A few points.
1: Great composition
2: Well presented
3: Great starburst effect
4: Are you absolutley crazy???
kokobrown 17 1.9k Scotland
1 Apr 2006 6:15AM

L x
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
1 Apr 2006 6:18AM
Hi Tony,
Points 1,2,3 and 5 not for me to comment. On point 4 Yes,Yes and very happy.

evelen 16 5 England
1 Apr 2006 6:20AM
Wow excellent capture .
barrovian 16 169 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 6:20AM
Superb shot - jumped out at me so to speak. .And you have time to take a picture before gong 'splat'..
SuPlied 15 5 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 6:24AM
Wow from me too - I feel dizzy!

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 6:26AM
Wow, that's a wonderful action capture, well done indeed.
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 6:30AM
Crazy Smile

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
1 Apr 2006 6:34AM
brilliant shot, my friend!
...and they say Im crazy...LOL.......

HannahM 16
1 Apr 2006 6:43AM
Wow! Fantastic shot, plus you musy have a great camera!!
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
1 Apr 2006 6:53AM
stunning image oncemore skydivemike, the shapes of the limbs and those clouds, fantastic
Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
1 Apr 2006 6:59AM
Fabulous picture.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
1 Apr 2006 7:05AM
Hi Mike, they just keep getting better! Amazing shot, Fab'sky. I love the starburst effect of the sun. The large version is a must, very well done!

Sez Smile
fourfive 16 8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 7:51AM
Mike, you're getting to be the master. This is a stunning example. Super-fine shot.
albi 16 68 1 England
1 Apr 2006 8:43AM
Another superb image, great work.
vince 17 48 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 9:09AM
Excellent image well taken

martin.w Plus
19 609 28 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 9:12AM
Simply brilliant!!
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 10:25AM
Has to be one of my favourites Mike, absolutely stupendous!
lilipolala 15 8 Northern Ireland
1 Apr 2006 11:34AM
Fantastic Mike
Miriam xx
David 20 32 Scotland
1 Apr 2006 12:29PM
Best one yet Mike! You are still mad though.....when I go to the Algarve, I relax on the beach with a good paperback!!


Sezz 16 619 15 England
1 Apr 2006 12:35PM
Congrat's on your RC Mike, well deserved, looking forward to your next one!

Sez Smile
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
1 Apr 2006 12:47PM
Brilliant shot, Mike!
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
1 Apr 2006 1:02PM
Thanks all for your kind comments and time.There are a lot more skydiving shots to come over the next few weeks.

TammyY 15
1 Apr 2006 1:40PM
That looks fun! cool pic.
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
1 Apr 2006 3:34PM
Awesome as usual Mike!
arnieg 17 704 England
1 Apr 2006 3:40PM
brillianr shot
stockys 16 48 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 10:00PM
Nutters great shot!

Click lee
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2006 11:03PM
must be mad!
great capture mike(as always)you always feel like your there when viewing these shots of yours, very well done indeed.

Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Apr 2006 1:27AM
Just fantastic, Mike - brilliant shot

Mari x
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
2 Apr 2006 4:25AM
Mike - this is OUTSTANDING. words couldn't do it justice. John
kbourn 17 8
2 Apr 2006 9:35AM
Stunning shot, RC well deserved.

conrad 17 10.9k 116
2 Apr 2006 10:26AM
Another brilliant shot!

mr g 16 403 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2006 10:35AM
Classy work - great sense of action, speed and excitement
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
2 Apr 2006 10:50AM
Many thanks for my 2nd EC award. The 1st one was a total suprise but to get 2 in 2 weeks is Magical.

CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2006 10:53AM
Congratulations on your EC award. Your photo's are unique and anyone who can throw themselves out of a plane definately deserves an award.
irishman 17 1.1k 2 Ireland
2 Apr 2006 11:18AM
Mike, looks like your on a roll here, keep it going. Conrats on your 2nd EC, well done. Martin
covey 16 1.7k Ireland
2 Apr 2006 12:46PM
Simple fantastic Mike. Keep 'em coming.

KenV 15
2 Apr 2006 1:41PM
Excellent!! Ken
Sezz 16 619 15 England
2 Apr 2006 2:20PM
An EC aswell!! Well deserved Mike.

Sez Smile
Ruffus 15
2 Apr 2006 3:16PM
Fantastic shot!
foxybrown 16 368
3 Apr 2006 12:10AM
what a shot mike, a smashing exposure.
mattmatic 17 598
3 Apr 2006 1:07AM
Woahaoaoaoaoa!!!! :o)
The exposure is superb!
croberts 17 2.2k 8 Ireland
3 Apr 2006 3:04AM
incredible stuff. mind boggling when you consider the circumstances.

seriously impressed,

Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2006 5:03AM
Thought i`d clicked and commented on this,well done m8.
turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2006 8:52AM
Wow this is amazing - brilliant capture

Paree 16 616 3
4 Apr 2006 10:04AM
what an amazing photo I guessed it was one of yours (I want to be there)
highlander 17 32 Scotland
4 Apr 2006 10:14AM
Well done on the success of this wonderful shot Mike...great exposure under these conditions in your unique setting.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2006 12:37PM
Another belter. No time to browse lately so I just rely on Pete to pick out a few 'gooduns' to look at. Have to say I agree with this one 100%
carriebugg 17 65 England
8 Apr 2006 1:15AM
Great action shot!
l_pire 17 Venezuela
8 Apr 2006 9:00AM
Lo Maximo!!
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 12:01PM
Wow, I missed this one, Mike (still in N Wales on dial up!!) Very well done, much deserved recognition for your great work

Mari Smile
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
11 Apr 2006 2:22PM
This is a magical capture,love the colour/tone,detail,lighting,angle,exposure.movement and timing.Breathetaking.Take care.AnnSmile
Scruff 16 27
16 Apr 2006 1:39AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOAH COOL...whats it like being up there??...CLICK!!!
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
16 Apr 2006 6:50AM
Many thanks to everyone for their kind words and support.

21 Apr 2006 10:01AM
perfect Fantastic shot!
25 Apr 2006 10:07PM
A Beautiful shot.....Truly Breath-taking!!!
Suzan Smile
1 Jun 2006 11:41AM
amazing composure at 15000 ft, click
Juddbert 15 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2006 1:45PM
I'm lost for words!
Velaruk 15
6 Jun 2006 1:07PM
Superb pic, amazing work!
plugin 16 1 Canada
7 Aug 2006 3:42PM
Wow.. fabulous!
Super smashing great!

Clk, Rob
10 Sep 2006 10:01AM
hey Mike! I shall take you up on your offer if I'm ever in the area Smile Wicked cool shot!
HarryStan 16 50 Australia
17 Nov 2006 9:38PM
Absolutely cracking shot...
SandyMiller 15 932 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2006 9:43AM
Quite extraordinary - quite speechless!
jimthistle73 17 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2006 11:20AM
Arresting! Very different - your horizon's a bit squint ;-D

ofman 14 59
27 Nov 2006 3:45PM
This, to me, is the ultimate in photography! love it
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
18 Dec 2006 11:25AM
brilliant shot!
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
24 Feb 2007 8:48PM
Great shot crazy boy ! Smile

HowardA 14 231
15 May 2007 5:23PM
Great stuff and the comp of the skydivers around the sun is spot on. Delayed EC congrats too!
alexela 14
17 May 2007 7:48AM
this is beautiful

great shot!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2007 8:43PM
We are all dumb struck at this fantastic shot!
The amazing lengths you go to for a photo!!
richshep 19 13 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 8:52PM
Hi Mike. I haven't been here for ages. You are still producing some fantastic shots with that old 10D of yours!
CAVALLO 15 3 Gibraltar
18 Nov 2007 7:37PM
Brilliant content, capture and explanation.
Louise44 14 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2008 9:36PM
Fabulous shot Mike. Your portfolio is amazing!!!
Milvus 14 168 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 7:18PM
Superb! Very different and a great piece of work really well executed.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
12 Sep 2008 6:59PM
Magnificent Mike . I really can't believe you all do this for fun . Makes my tummy feel funny just looking xxx

Thanks for finding time to look at my Wagtail Smile Nice meeting you again xx
daibev 17 350 Wales
23 Sep 2008 5:51PM
Absolutely fantastic.
23 Nov 2008 7:41PM
WOW fantastic
3 Jan 2009 3:10PM
Amazing shot....!!!
3 Jan 2009 10:18PM
Fantastic pic. But why would anybody want to jump out of a perfectly sound aircraft?.
Only joking. The adrenlin rush must keep you on a high for days.

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