2012 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 3rd prize

The Jump

Photographer

Henrik Brunnsgård

28 May, 2011

BASE jumper Johannes Dagemark takes a leap off a 150-meter-high wind turbine in Skara, Sweden.

About

Henrik Brunnsgård

Henrik Brunnsgård was born in 1972 in Reftele, Sweden. He graduated from The Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö, in 2005. Brunnsgård works as a freelance for numerous mag...

Background story

Skara, Sweden

BASE jumper Johannes Dagemark takes a leap off a 150-meter-high wind turbine in Skara, Sweden. BASE jumpers jump off fixed objects, using a specially adapted parachute to slow their fall. The name refers to the four categories of objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs). BASE jumping is considered to be more dangerous than similar extreme sports, such as skydiving from aircraft. Skydivers achieve much higher speeds, which give them more aerodynamic control and allow quicker and cleaner deployment of parachutes. Skydivers, coming from a greater height, also have more time to work with. A body in free fall from a 150-meter-high point, such as the turbine Dagemark jumped from, would take about 5.6 seconds to reach the ground.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/2500
Focal length
16 mm
F-Stop
f/3.5
ISO
100
Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

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