How did you do that? Smoke Jumper

How did you do that?: Getting a unique or different perspective on a subject has always been a goal of mine. This picture of a Canadian Smoke Jumper parachuting into a wilderness location was a particular challenge for two reasons.First, it required mounting a camera on the tail skid plate of their jump aircraft (see picture above). Second, it required the camera and lens to maintain a forward-looking perspective during take-off on a remote gravel runway. Luckily the camera and lens survived both the take-off and landing and was triggered by a Pocket Wizard radio-controlled trigger during the flight.

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