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Into The Night

By skydivemike  
Taken at 13,000ft late last night long after sunset over Northern Ireland. The temp had fallen to -30 at 13,000 but made for a stunning night decent.

Night jumping is one of the most hazardous tasks in skydiving and only undertaken by very experienced skydivers.

ISO 400 F4 15mm 1/60sec Flash. Frozen!!!!!!

Thanks as always for your interest.

Mike

Tags: Skydiving Extreme sports Flash and lighting Sports and action

Voters: lonely_oryx, Hanners, Dugud and 24 more

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Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
14 Dec 2008 7:00PM
I could see this getting Premier League status... Absolutely stunning when viewed LARGE with F11 Smile

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Dugud 8 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 7:03PM
Great Shot.
Steve
14 Dec 2008 7:06PM
stunning, and great lighting...
scott
Jouİo 12 56 Finland
14 Dec 2008 7:19PM
superb! Perfect title too!

Jouko
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 7:24PM
An amazing capture, Large has to be a must,.. Rather you than me a bit cold for my liking, +3 is cold enough for me, I notice the suit has come unzipped on the left foot hope whoever didn,t get frostbite,
Alan
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
14 Dec 2008 7:29PM

Quote:An amazing capture, Large has to be a must,.. Rather you than me a bit cold for my liking, +3 is cold enough for me, I notice the suit has come unzipped on the left foot hope whoever didn,t get frostbite,
Alan



Thanks Alan,

Perts caught his foot on the door as he exited the plane ripping off his bootie. The booties gives even airflow over the feet and helps forward movement that's why the formation is tumbling like a bag a of washing.

Thanks for the interest.

Mike
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 8:03PM
Wow stunning capture.
Steve
I cant add to what has already been said. Well done, and I envy you the buzz.
Darren
croberts 12 2.2k 8 Ireland
14 Dec 2008 8:33PM
Bonkers! but amazing to see sunset from up there!
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
14 Dec 2008 9:41PM
Amazing Mike Smile

Gary
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
14 Dec 2008 10:19PM
Wow Mike, I'm used to seeing amazing sky pictures from you but this one is just something else - excellent work!

Sarah *
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 11:23PM
I don't know how you manage to do photography in those temperatures while hurtling towards the ground.
Completely mad but you do get some amazing shots.
Penny
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
15 Dec 2008 7:12AM
Looks like a space walk, dramatic capture with the dark surrounding. Super

Peter
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 8:29AM
Back for another look in the daylight at your amazingly different world. It works on so many levels for me I have to give it a personal award.
Thanks for including us with these pictures that let us into something so special. Thanks to the team too, they always pose so wellSmile
Penny
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
15 Dec 2008 10:31AM

Quote:Back for another look in the daylight at your amazingly different world. It works on so many levels for me I have to give it a personal award.
Thanks for including us with these pictures that let us into something so special. Thanks to the team too, they always pose so well
Penny



Many thanks Penny for your kind words and the award.

Thanks also to everyone for their comments and time to have a look. It's not everyones taste but thats what makes this site special.

Mike
15 Dec 2008 10:36AM
Incredible
albi 12 68 1 England
15 Dec 2008 12:26PM
Night jumping is one of the most hazardous tasks in skydiving and only undertaken by very experienced skydivers.

Your not kidding! jumping out of a plane at anytime isn't exactly safe, let alone at night... Lol...

Nice work Mike.

Tony
Camaro 10 7 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 12:49PM
Mike

10 out of 10, mate. Stunning pic.
Air to air photography with aeroplanes is hard enough, but photographing meat bombing at night is something else!

Blue Skies & Soft Landings

Glynn
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
15 Dec 2008 6:37PM
That sounds very cold Mike! Interesting to see a flash shot all the way up there, brilliantly done as always

Mari xx
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 4:25PM
super duper Mike

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