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Hi,

As you can see from my photos I am as mad as they come. My two passions in life are Skydiving and photography. I have moved to the digital format after using film for many years . I have been into photography since 1980 starting out with a Zenith something or other.

Many thanks to my fellow cameraperson Rod for the portfolio photo.


As a member of the Wild Geese Skydiving Display Team we take part in Demo's all over N. Ireland including North West 200 (Road Racing) Ulster Air Show, Portrush Raft Race etc. etc.
So if you are at any of these events come up and say hi, we might even talk you into jumping with us( I'm the one with the funny helmet!!!) You can start by doing a Tandem jump from 13,000ft with the instructor doing all the hard bits.

Everyone should do a skydive once in their life.


Have a ponder on these:

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.

One mans fear is another mans dream.......

Remember live every day like it's going to be your last, because one day you'll be right.....

A smile is a curved line that can straighten everything out........

The dreams of a child are the ambitions of an adult.

If you are not living on the edge then you're taking up too much space.

Don't let it happen, make it happen.

If we limit our imagination, then we limit our dreams.

The greatest compliment that you can pay someone is to ask for their advice.

When you listen do you hear the message?


Cheers.

Mike.

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KevSB Plus
12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
10 May 2010 10:48AM
A hidden masterpiece of a gallery, sharing with us a viewpoint very few will see.
It makes me sad in some ways I never took the opportunity's to try this when i was younger.

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Thanks for the comment! Awsome images in your portfolio!

Steven.
28 Jun 2009 9:05PM
Outstanding portfolio, I am an Army HALO jumpper.
Doul Plus
8 5 Scotland
4 Jan 2009 8:58PM
Excellent pf Mike.

Derek
Excellent work, great moments in time. Congratulations.
This work is bl...dy STUNNING.
Had to look at everyone.
Fantastic stuff
Mark
skewey Plus
10 31 England
23 Nov 2008 7:31PM
A truly amazing portfolio Mike.Well impressed.
Paul
12 Jul 2008 9:47PM
Excellent portfolio, really liked looking through your collection of photos. Andy
ashley Plus
13 167 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 2:49AM
great set of shot

well done

Ash
14 Jun 2008 10:19PM
These photos are fab, My son has just passed his skydiving tests and would love to look at your photos.

Tracey
19 Apr 2008 7:53PM
Amazing shots mike! dream job; you get to be creative whilst adrenaline's pumping through your veins!

Bit of a personal question but do you use precision or manual? can't imagine you have much time for adjustments and the like when you're falling!! 60sec freefall normally? probably the most challenging environments to photograph!

I've only done a couple jumps and that was years ago but your photos make it seem like yesterday! Thanks
Kim Walton Plus
13 145 30 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2007 8:25AM
Wondered where you`d got toMike.
Good way to find you back on site!
11 Nov 2007 9:25PM
Just looked through your Portfolio and I had a whale of a time, your shots are awe inspiring, breathtaking, just amazing in fact. Keep them coming......
Nicky
9 Nov 2007 7:21PM

Quote:I have discovered your portfolio today and it simply seems incredible to me.
i cant quite believe how good your work is. you must have a large pair of you no whats. to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane and then take clear sharp pictures to me is beyond belief.
excellent and breathtaking photography.

rob.

28 Sep 2007 12:37AM
I keep coming back as you said I would ;o) And half the time to your PF, stunning work in here I love it, am guilty of not always making a "click" but always appreciate your fantastic work.
kevski Plus
10 14 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:05PM
Great photography,superb portfolio.
kev.
iancatch Plus
10 4 45 England
3 Apr 2007 11:07PM
Not many p/f's like this. Fantastic images and unique views. I for one won't be trying this technique. Seriously though how do you stop camera shake!
11 Nov 2006 9:18PM
Just looking through your portfolio and I must say you have some fantastic shots.

Barney
I have discovered your portfolio today and it simply seems incredible to me.
The aerial photos are fantastic.
Although I must say that to make parachuting it causes a little to me fear, although I die of desire to prove it.
Thanks for your invitation Smile
SimyD Plus
11 143 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2006 8:31PM
Would love to comment on one of you pictures, but how too choose which one!

Take this as a click for each shot

Love your PF

Simon
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2006 8:20PM
im impressed with all your photos Mike, and now i see you have your portfolio pic, i know how its done, how you get such clear images i will never know, i thought you would get so much movement, amazed at how well you do, well done.
30 Aug 2006 12:41PM
I just love your work amazing stuff original and vey hard to mimic lol

Helen
piccy Plus
10 8 Wales
28 Jul 2006 8:24PM
Wonderful portfolio. I have problems using a tripod - how you get such fantastically sharp images falling out of a plane is miraculous. Keep up the good work.
17 Jun 2006 8:55AM
Great portfolio Mike - ranging from thrilling to calming - nice work - John
17 Apr 2006 9:50AM
exceptional stuff -
janehewitt Plus
13 215 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2006 4:38AM
Your photos are amazing, you are either incredibly calm and brave or a complete lunatic! Smile Either way the shots are unique and a pleasure to view Jane
1 Apr 2006 6:32AM
excellent sky shots great port folio, eve.
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
7 Mar 2006 12:40PM
A wonderful PF Mike, your landscapes are inspirational and your skydive shots are second to none Wink
I always look forward to your next posting!
Thank you for you valued support.

Best regards
Sarah
18 Feb 2006 8:57AM
fabulous l/scapes
Kim Walton Plus
13 145 30 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2006 3:52AM
A great PF tat isn`t aimed at a single catagory.
I always read your comments as there full of usefull information.
Thanks for support.
Kim
31 Jan 2006 1:07PM
Mike your work never fails to delight.
So creative and professional, you are one in a million.
Keep up the good work
Anne
Lovely portfolio Mike i love the low light land and seascapes. I won't ask what head you use on your tipod,lol.
Clive
KathyW Plus
13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
23 Jan 2006 8:33AM
Super portfolio - the most beautiful landscapes and some amazing skydiving shots.
Great work!
Kathy
20 Jan 2006 1:42PM
Superb portfolio Mike.

Regards, Trevor.
5 Dec 2005 11:29AM
Great work in your portfolio, some really unique work. Love the variety.
4 Dec 2005 11:56AM
Many Thanks Mari it's very much appreciated.

Mike
Mari Plus
13 1.8k United Kingdom
4 Dec 2005 11:52AM
I'm very proud to be your first comment, Mike. I just love your plane shots, such excellent quality under extreme circumstances, as well as your beautiful landscapes of Ireland, next best thing to being there.

Mari Smile

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  • ePHOTOzine Plus Member Plus Member
  • Name
    Michael Murphy
    Location
    Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
    Joined
    02/04/2005
    Last login
    19/12/2016 @22:25
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    Book
    Instruction Manual
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    Irish skydiving formation record
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    Every jump !
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