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January 5, 2010
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Jump over Lyon by nikonforever Jump over Lyon by nikonforever
An other aspect of my work..
Extreme sports
Made for a client ... (Accounting company)
NO PHOTOSHOP !!! Real shot ... on Fuji Film
Two cameras ( Nikon F3) with 16 and 15 mm lenses,
attached outside of an Helicopter
One in my hands (an other Nikon F3 with an other 15 mm)
Three cameras did shoot together when I trigger the one I had in hands (all wired together ...)
All set on about 5 fps..., focusing ring taped to infinity, f stop taped to f 11 at 1/250 of a s
ONE shot only was good .. (16 mm on one of the outside cameras)
The others were slightly blurred from the vibrations, or not interesting in framing
(see an other one here[link] )
Two months to get the Official YES from the local Air Police and State department ...

5 minutes of intense pleasure over Lyon ( my city in france)
YES ... the Guy (professional ...) had a parachute, but it is hidden behind the suit ,
and he did not loose the suitcase during the jump....
just damaged his hand a little bit from holding it ...

I forgot to add...
I was INSIDE the Helicopter, but with no door ...
and shooting from slightly above, so,
it is why the best shot (from angle speaking)
was from one of the cameras outside.

My friend DOM (the skydiver) just add some comments ...
please enjoy them:

Thank You to everybody for your great comments !!!!
Yes I am the skydiver on the picture
Yes I am alive today
Yes I have a custom made parachute under the suit
Yes I am able to skydive without goggle, ears protect, helmet because in these marvellous years we were FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
By the way, with my partner Jean-Pascal we have created the SKYSURF.

Thank you to my best friend Tery for terrific moments we have enjoyed together.
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Given 2010-01-08
Jump over Lyon by *nikonforever is a REAL photograph! If you don't believe me, read the artists description on how he managed to capture this unbelievable, incredible shot!! (Take note, the man in the photograph is a professional and was wearing a parachute.) ( Suggested by fal-name and Featured by PorcelainPoet )

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Jonup Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sally-Fakhr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great shot! just amazed :D
nikonforever Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks ...  Appreciated
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