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In May I posted a picture on my website that got people wondering how it was done.
Jim Hickey visited Skydive Arizona a number of times in order to burn some parachutes.
Follow the link to view a short interview with Jim about his experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CvV0w2IdYc&feature=youtu.be
Here is some of the compiled Video Footage – edited by Joe Jennings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQippJLNDF4&feature=youtu.be
Jim came back in early August for a second attempt – this time at night. Steve Curtis and I joined him, successfully burning three parachutes in one go. Here are a couple of screen grabs form a GoPro that was attached to my knee. Some of the footage will be incorporated in a compilation video and uploaded to the AXIS YouTube Channel very soon.
“This photo is a bit cryptic, but when you are flying a tiny little high performance canopy right along a really-damn-big wingsuit, in the dark, a few thousand feet above a bunch of thorny, prickly things, your attention might not be completely on the camera work. Nik Daniel (canopy pilot) and Alex Swindle (wingsuiter) completed the first night-dock XRW (to the best of our knowledge) on the night of January 11th, in the dark skies above Skydive Arizona in Eloy, AZ” – Blue Skies Magazine
On February 8th, 2014 we tried it again with better cameras and more lights. Here are some of the images we were able to capture this time around:
Last night I set out to take pictures of some fireworks for the 4th of July celebration. Once the sun finally set however, I found myself turning my camera towards a much more spectacular light show brought on by mother nature.
I took this image at Skyventure Arizona, a facility designed for skydivers to practice free-fall maneuvers. Canon 7D / Lens 18-55 / Manual Mode / Exposure time 20 seconds / ISO 200 / F3.5 / WB Fluorescent
About ten years ago I watched the movie Baraka by Ron Fricke. It came out in 1992 and was inspired by the movie Koyaanisqatsi (1982) by Godfrey Reggio. The movie has no conventional plot, merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Without words, cameras show us the world, with an emphasis not on “where,” but on “what is there.” I was truly amazes at the images I witnessed and have had them in my mind ever since.
Only recently after having seen the trailer for the movie Time Scapes by Tom Lowe, have I been inspired to give time lapse a try for myself. Over the past week I have performed experiments with clouds, rivers, sunsets, the milky way, people, and some other random ideas. All images were shot with my Canon 7D using various lenses.