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  • Went Skydiving the other day

    Up north, Innisfail Qld is famous for its 'Mundoo' skydiving centre, which attracts skydivers from around the world - both for novice 'dual-person' and 'solo-experienced' jumping
    For me - I'm a wimp ... I have the T-shirt that says "why jump out of a perfecly good aeroplane"

    I did some shooting over several days when the weather was okay - shooting with the Panny FZ200 racked out to 24x zoom [600mm or thereabouts] with 1,5x in-camera digital zoom on occasion when I was hunting for the moment that the divers exited the plane at over 9000 feet up
    All images on "S" mode at1/1000s, auto-ISO [usually around 100], apertures taken care of by the camera

    Here's a couple of shots ...

    1- the moment of no return ... and down below we hear the free-falling start [sounds like paper rippling in the breeze]


    2- one of many brightly coloured chutes in use


    3- many divers crossed paths in the sky with others in the group


    4- same as above


    5- and some liked to try some aerobatics [hope they hadn't eaten recently]



    As always, comments welcome
    Phil
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  • #2
    Moruya Heads is equally famous, I think, as a training centre for world wide competitions. Some come down incredibly fast

    Our house is almost under the drop zone and several times a day we hear the sounds you described, followed by the

    'whoop" as the chute pops open, and sometimes you can hear the yelling as probably a tandem jumper gets a bit excited

    I'm still not tempted. An experienced jumper died here a few years ago...

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...218-2blld.html

    Nice to see you back Phil btw
    Alan

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    • #3
      Looks like the sort of fun I would do possibly go for as a spur of the moment but not if I get to think about it!
      Better a full bottle in front of me
      than a full frontal lobotomy.
      Hans

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      • #4
        Stretching the limits of the little Panny there Phil.
        It's the little things!

        Cheers, Greg C.

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        • #5
          Wonderful shots BUT WHY IS THIS NOT IN THE CURRENT COMP "Tell me a story" ????
          IShootACanon

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Isac View Post
            Wonderful shots BUT WHY IS THIS NOT IN THE CURRENT COMP "Tell me a story" ????
            Isac - As Alan notes, I haven't been active for a long while and thus I don''t know what the current comp is 'at'
            I find myself going thru yo-yo enthusiasm levels for my long loved photo hobby - but the offering above is something I hope

            Phil
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            • #7
              I've sky dived. Nothing like it. Was an amazing experience and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

              As for the photos, I like #4 the most with the varied coloured chutes in the same frame.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Toddyh View Post
                I've sky dived. Nothing like it. Was an amazing experience and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
                As for the photos, I like #4 the most with the varied coloured chutes in the same frame.
                Thanks mate

                Yes - I also prefer those where 2 chutes are in the frame - I did get a few, incl one where they bumped and you can see the movement in the strings/ropes whatever you call them ... and I don't know whether they are supposed to do that with tandem jumpers

                Phil
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