Couple of questions: What shutter speed did you use to stop the motion? How far down was the lake? I hope it was far enough for the top kid to get his head down and his body near vertical before hitting water!
Peter The roadway of the bridge might be 10-12 feet above the lake. The kids told me that they get nowhere near the bottom so I guess at least 10 feet of water. Camera settings I am trying to remember, but as I usually use about F8 with that lens so probably about 1/2000 sec. Hand held with the zoom set at about 200mm. The horizontal kid made a complete 360 in layout position and entered safely. He was diving from the top rail which gave him an additional 3 feet of clearance or so. The young lady was staying at the same hotel so I was able to get her a copy. The other tricky part is that power boats also go under that bridge so timing is rather critical Thanks for looking.
Post by John Parry on Oct 31, 2005 10:52:36 GMT -5
Great action shot. Those worried looks of concentration are priceless!
If you have a look at my 'Cream' posting in 'Critique' you'll see one of our local bridges that the kids jump over. Not too high, but look what they're jumping in to!! It's so dangerous that they have made a new byelaw - "No Committing Suicide"!!
Phil: That is a priceless shot! Freezing the action, and capturing the expressions (which seem to range from pure confidence to "what am I doing here?") make it outstanding!
Somewhere, my oldest has shots of himself bridge-diving in Cancun (when he was old enough to know better). He also has pictures of himself cliff diving in Puerto Rico (at least, I think it was PR...he was visiting a friend who was on an R&R from the Navy).
Both incidents were things I'm glad I didn't know about beforehand!