Got My Jump Shot!

I got my jump shot under a main road on a rainy Saturday night :)

Thanks to Al (@brizmako), Ollie, and Sheridan (@shezza), I finally got the jumping selfie. This is a single exposure, Ollie did the light painting on the floor and Al manually triggered the flash on the count of 3.

Unfortunately I'm way too old for this, and it was wet and muddy and stupidly dark in there. I slipped the first time, which was not-much-fun. Then we had trouble with the light at the end of the tunnel swamping the flashed shot, then we discovered obscene graffiti and had to re-frame a bit, but it all came together for this one.
that's fabulous! And so much hard work - well done! Although a shame we didn't get to see the falling down one :P
posted April 14th, 2012  
@saranna Thanks Sarah - no, the falling down one really hurt! I was walking around the end of the tunnel with intense pain in the muscles in my upper arms going "ouch ouch owwww ouch" for a while. Fortunately too dark for anyone else to see though.
posted April 14th, 2012  
that's AWESOME!!!!! wow!!
posted April 14th, 2012  
@shotsbymeg Thanks Meghan, fun night :)
posted April 14th, 2012  
AWESOME shot, Mick!! You do realise you play in the drains we get warned to stay out of lol. Hope you haven't hurt yourself too badly, sounds ouchie!!
posted April 14th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Thanks Cassandra. Yeah, I know, stay out of the drains :) This one was pretty safe I reckon.
posted April 14th, 2012  
So much to love here. One of the more original selfies I've seen. Kudos for capturing yourself in that low light without getting a strobe blur. I'm curious about the squiggly blue lines on the floor. Was that grafitti? A weird lighting effect? Something you added during prossessing? It's very cool whatever it is. FAVed!!
posted April 14th, 2012  
very col jump shot
posted April 14th, 2012  
This exudes fun and a lot of energy! Great capture!
posted April 14th, 2012  
that's amazing - I tried so hard to do something like this - yours is amazing and such fun - fav
posted April 14th, 2012  
Cool action shot. Amazing effect for such a long exposure.
posted April 14th, 2012  
Great shot!
posted April 14th, 2012  
Well done you. Best theme entry I've seen so far.
posted April 14th, 2012  
Aha Excellent Mick.... You nailed it. The light painting is fantastic. Love it Fav!
posted April 14th, 2012  
Great shot! Lots of great elements here, well done! Great theme entry!
posted April 14th, 2012  
@cromwell Thanks Cromwell, the blue lines are done with blue LED's, this was a single long-exposure shot, nothing added in PP. Glad you liked it :)
posted April 14th, 2012  
@steeler @shirljess Thanks Howard and Shirley
posted April 14th, 2012  
@shanne Thanks for the fav Shanne. It was your crazy idea that I do a jump shot
posted April 14th, 2012  
@mwarren365 @paulavdmerwe @fueast Thanks Mike, Paul, and Alison. As you can probably tell, this was fun to do :)
posted April 14th, 2012  
@monika64 Thanks for the fav Monika!
posted April 14th, 2012  
@jdr4690 Thanks very much Rob
posted April 14th, 2012  
WOW… a jumping selfie, this should be in the money for a win Mick… it has my vote.
posted April 15th, 2012  
Cheers Sharon :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
So the dog is out of the question.? Great shot...so creative..love the light painting on the floor. Good job to the people that helped you. :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@veg66 The dog is right out of the question, I freaked her out completely and had to give up.
posted April 15th, 2012  
very cool. been wanting to this stuff for a while. haven't had the chance yet
posted April 15th, 2012  
@abhijit Thanks - yes, it's quite a fun form of photography
posted April 15th, 2012  
Wow - great effort Mick !! Love the light painting on the floor !!
posted April 15th, 2012  
@danacarruthers Thanks Dana :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
WOOHOO! It came out of the camera as excellently as it had burned into my retinas! Tunza fun, MIck, glad you made it through the night alive-ish too :)

@saranna we're all sorry we couldn't see the Mick-splat...it sounded AWESOME and painful =]
posted April 15th, 2012  
@brizmako I didn't have much in the way of retinas left either - great flash work man! My arms recovered overnight so all good, lots of fun ::
posted April 15th, 2012  
@pizzaboy I guess I'm a born flasher ;o)
posted April 15th, 2012  
awesome, excellent collaboration, impressive effort by each of you, great jump, wonderful light painting
posted April 15th, 2012  
@brizmako I won't tell anyone
posted April 15th, 2012  
@lbmcshutter Thanks Megan :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
That does look like it was a bit of fun :-)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@shezza You bet!
posted April 15th, 2012  
posted April 15th, 2012  
This is fantastic...well done to the three of you.
posted April 15th, 2012  
Great jump in tunnel
posted April 15th, 2012  
@swilde @peterdegraaff Thanks Sue and Peter, glad my late night stupidity is bringing a smile to some :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@shezza Great stuff, never seen a "making of" here before!
posted April 15th, 2012  
amazing - I need to see a set up of this because I just can't wrap my head around it.
posted April 15th, 2012  
@corymbia Not really much to it - tunnel was very dark. Open the shutter, Ollie paints the blue steal on the floor while walking backwards down the tunnel, then he gets out of the frame and I go into the tunnel and rub and jump on count of 3 when Al fires the flash. Then I close the shutter and it's all done in just over 1 minute.
posted April 15th, 2012  
@corymbia "blue streak", this had nothing to do with zoolander!
posted April 15th, 2012  
@pizzaboy And "run", not "rub" - using a phone not so accurate here :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@corymbia ok, I'm over this, now I'm replying to myself!
posted April 15th, 2012  
This is freaking awesome!!! - And I love the silly look of joy on your face. FAV. Perfect for the theme! Saw this on popular page.
posted April 15th, 2012  
Fav! Wow! Great idea and you executed it well! But I am confused...it is a dumb question but if this was a long exposure and he had time to do the light painting a d you jumped in thAt same shot...how are you up there a d in focus and not a blurred streak?
posted April 15th, 2012  
@espyetta Thanks for the fav. Not a dumb question at all, just that most of the shot was done in quite dark conditions then just as I jumped the flash was manually fired (expertly by @brizmako) so that I appeared frozen in time. Hope that helps :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@elizabeth264 Thanks for the fav Elizabeth. Not sure if it's a look of joy or a look of understanding the sheer stupidity of doing this!!!
posted April 15th, 2012  
@pizzaboy Oh yes....so you started the shot, he was doing the light painting on the floor, then you ran and jumped and the flash was fired on you. So this is even cooler than I thought! Glad I faved it!
posted April 15th, 2012  
@espyetta Yes, that's it, thanks :)
posted April 15th, 2012  
@pizzaboy PP!!!! Nice!!
posted April 15th, 2012  
Brilliant.. Well done to the whole team!,
posted April 15th, 2012  
I LOVE LIGHT PAINTING!!!!! Haven't done any in YEARS!!!!!
posted April 15th, 2012  
This is awesome! Impressed that you're doing your project on an NEX-5 - you're getting great results. I think I might save up for one of those, though my iPhone will do for now ;)
posted April 15th, 2012  
This is class - love the fireyness at the end of the tunnel. And you look like you're enjoying yourself !
posted April 15th, 2012  
Fantastic fun shot!!!
posted April 15th, 2012  
@fungirlslim Thanks very much
posted April 15th, 2012  
@photochik Thanks Marlena, I'll post a few of the light painting shots we took - tried to keep it simple on this one to focus on the jump
posted April 15th, 2012  
@wrighty Cheers Martha, the NEX-5 is great, I bought it second-hand, really enjoying it.
posted April 15th, 2012  
@jennie_lee Thanks Jennie, definitely enjoyed it
posted April 15th, 2012  
@stiggle Thanks Anja
posted April 15th, 2012  
I love light paintings, this is great, well done to the team.
posted April 15th, 2012  
@suebarni Thanks Sue
posted April 15th, 2012  
wow Mick! this is such a fun, awesome shot! well done!! fav.......and i hope your photo is picked as a finalist for the jump theme!
posted April 16th, 2012  
@paulaag Thanks Paula - I threw myself right into this shot :)
posted April 16th, 2012  
@pizzaboy Hey Mick... this is on the HOME PAGE!!! Woohoo! Hopefully that eases the pain of the fall :P
posted April 16th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Cool, I new the pain would be worth it for Internet fame :)
posted April 16th, 2012  
@pizzaboy lol... there's gotta be some reason we do crazy things, right?
posted April 16th, 2012  
ha ha this is way cool. very clever!!!
posted April 16th, 2012  
@sharee Thanks Sharee :)
posted April 16th, 2012  
yes it did, this is TOTALLY awesome! Fave!
posted April 16th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Thanks for the fave Aaron!
posted April 16th, 2012  
Hi Mick, Check out the popular page...your right there. Good one. :)
posted April 16th, 2012  
@veg66 Thanks - and all I had to do was jump like a mad man in a drainage tunnel in the middle of the night!
posted April 16th, 2012  
@pizzaboy No problem...now you know what you have to do to become popular. :)) Keep up the good work.
posted April 16th, 2012  
@veg66 I'll try setting my hair on fire next time
posted April 16th, 2012  
Awesome Mick. Fav.
posted April 16th, 2012  
@bdb3471 Thanks Brian
posted April 16th, 2012  
Very cool shot, great for the theme, congrats on making it out alive :)
posted April 16th, 2012  
@sjodell Thanks Sarah, glad I didn't get seriously injured!
posted April 16th, 2012  
LOL this silliness has gone huge, mate! Congrats on the PP B-)
posted April 16th, 2012  
Cool shot.
posted April 16th, 2012  
Great series of light painting shots I don't know how you did it all but I'm impressed, great work
posted April 16th, 2012  
@brizmako Cheers - your flashing has been very popular
posted April 16th, 2012  
@juleswoome Thanks Julie
posted April 16th, 2012  
@hasselhotch Thanks David, we had fun doing it
posted April 16th, 2012  
I can NOT believe this didn't make it to the final of the jump theme, MIck. What a fkn gip >:-[
posted April 19th, 2012  
@brizmako Oh well, there were some good ones in the final, had fun doing this though and seemed to give a few people some laughs at my expense :)
posted April 20th, 2012  
you were robbed
posted April 20th, 2012  
posted April 20th, 2012  
Just revisited this one to give a link on SAL. We should all be very proud of this pic B-)
posted February 13th, 2013  
@brizmako LoL, especially as I fell and got injured!
posted February 13th, 2013  
Not on this version you didn't. The first one was the crippler, wasn't it? @pizzaboy
posted February 14th, 2013  
@brizmako True, by this stage I'd already had my fall and was in substantial pain!
posted February 14th, 2013  
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