They Jumped Off a Cliff!

I’m serious!   I went out this Saturday with Neil Amonson and a group of his base jumping friends who jumped off a 500+ foot limestone cliff near Provo, UT.  I had never seen base jumping in person like that, it is a rush just to watch.  It was also really exciting to think about what angles would work well, and to try different things for each jumper to get a different perspective.  

It sounds like I’ll be going out and taking photos of these guys more often, so expect more really cool photos.   Otherwise, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

Base Jumping in Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

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~ by cruxphoto on November 12, 2007.

11 Responses to “They Jumped Off a Cliff!”

  1. these guys are gay! The blond one looks like a girl! Is his name bill?

  2. Great photo’s Nate — I just watched a program on TV last night about base jumping. Not something I could do but exhilarating just the same.

  3. I definitely agree truddle. I don’t think I could ever base jump. But I will continue to get my adrenaline rush from watching them.

  4. Awesome. My favorite is the third one, you can feel the anticipation of the jump.

  5. Wow! And I thought sliding on cables above a rain forest was scary. What great camera work. Bet it’s addicting and you’ll go shoot more.

  6. Great stuff Nate, very cool.

  7. Not something i cold do either…really great photos though, i like the first one, that moment of thought before the jump!

  8. Next time you go out with these guys, you should try shooting in “slow-mo.” Try a vertical pan, for instance.

  9. Sherri, is your though to blur the background? I think that’s a great idea. The last picture is an attempt at that. I shot at about 1/400 sec and zoomed in to about 300mm and panned vertically with him. The background is a bit blurred, but not as much as I had hoped. Being it was the first time out, I wasn’t sure what would work. I kept him pretty clear, so I think I can bump the shutterspeed down a bit next time. Great input!

  10. Nate,

    Yes. I see now that you tried panning. These are great photos and next time will be even better!

    I love to pan and I do it often. I wrote a tutorial on how to pan a few months back. You can read it at http://sherrimeyer.com/Blog/?p=142.

    Good luck,

    Sherri
    Auburn, CA

  11. I am NOT a fan of base jumping by any means, but the photos are awesome!

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