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Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jul 30, 2012, 8:42 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/...761516148&type=1

http://www.behance.net/...y/Submission/4192967 (Same shots, different web site)

This is pretty bad-ass. Be sure to scroll down to read the details on all of the technical work that went into getting these impressive shots.


(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Jul 30, 2012, 9:05 AM)


Fast  (D 28237)

Jul 30, 2012, 8:48 AM
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Yeah these pics are great! Smile


grimmie  (D 18890)

Jul 30, 2012, 8:59 AM
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Haha, we were doing that at the blue hole fo years, sort ofTongue
Good stuff!!












Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jul 30, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Back on topic, I'm just so impressed with the artistry and technical skill that went into this; I'm really curious to know how they pulled off the canopy "in flight" shots!


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Jul 30, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Back on topic, I'm just so impressed with the artistry and technical skill that went into this; I'm really curious to know how they pulled off the canopy "in flight" shots!

You just have to trust your rears!


michaelmullins  (D 1643)

Jul 30, 2012, 11:11 AM
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In reply to:
https://www.facebook.com/...761516148&type=1

http://www.behance.net/...y/Submission/4192967 (Same shots, different web site)

This is pretty bad-ass. Be sure to scroll down to read the details on all of the technical work that went into getting these impressive shots.

This went much better than the freefall scuba that was tried earlier, with tragic results.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jul 30, 2012, 11:40 AM
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I believe they weighted the rig and jumper.
They really are pure artistic genius.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jul 30, 2012, 11:58 AM
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After reading the description of how it was done:

Well that's handy, having other people's gear (sponsors') to dump into the water, instead of soaking your own.

Sounds like there was no actual skydiving involved -- I had wondered about that cover shot, how 'perfect' it was -- not an actual jump into water. (But still a nice feat & well set up photography.)


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jul 30, 2012, 12:09 PM
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In reply to:
After reading the description of how it was done:

Well that's handy, having other people's gear (sponsors') to dump into the water, instead of soaking your own.

Sounds like there was no actual skydiving involved -- I had wondered about that cover shot, how 'perfect' it was -- not an actual jump into water. (But still a nice feat & well set up photography.)

I am guessing based on some of the text that this was sold to the sponsors as a promotional tool for them; they now have some pretty bad-ass "action shots" of their products being "used" under water. Why else would you have several shots of someone arming a CYPRES, except to give CYPRES some promotional shots?

Win-win for the photographer and the manufacturers, methinks. Cool


kelpdiver  (B 7)

Jul 30, 2012, 1:12 PM
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In reply to:
Back on topic, I'm just so impressed with the artistry and technical skill that went into this; I'm really curious to know how they pulled off the canopy "in flight" shots!

Those canopy shots were examples of great execution - keeping them nice and taut while keeping the model from drowning yet having no bubbles in frame.

Underwater models + photographers are a team that generally spend a lot of time getting good together. I don't think any of these guys had very extensive experience doing this.


piisfish

Jul 30, 2012, 2:22 PM
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I had to call no homo looking at these photos.
What they coudln't find one cute girl in a bikini that day?
Really? I mean REALLLLLYYYY!
there are. Lots. Even without the bikini. They have just blocked the access from your computer.

Awesome work. Me likes.


jclalor  (B 33202)

Jul 30, 2012, 4:06 PM
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Where was this done?


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jul 30, 2012, 4:11 PM
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Where was this done?

Photographer and at least some (if not all) of the jumpers are Empuriabrava based, so I'd guess somewhere around there.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jul 30, 2012, 4:47 PM
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Why else would you have several shots of someone arming a CYPRES,

"Hmm, what altitude offset do I use?"


shah269  (A 59581)

Jul 30, 2012, 5:06 PM
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woo hoo another white dude on camera....

sorry if i'm not very impressed.

good idea but.....eh.


voilsb  (D 30581)

Jul 30, 2012, 5:26 PM
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According to the August Parachutist, it was in the Mediterranean near Catalunia


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jul 30, 2012, 6:05 PM
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Admittedly, when I first started reviewing the pics thought someone had some mad Adobe skillz. About halfway down, you see little details that one would have to have an awesome dimensional aspect with each shadow and light reflection. Question Mark.

As you read the text at the bottom... All I can say is the concept and execution were no less than spectacular. Hats off to those who participated and kudos to the manufacturers for helping.


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