Scott Markewitz froze this high-flying shot dramatically by using the right lights and an unusual strategy of placing batteries and a light below ground level. He started by mounting a 70–200mm f/2.8G VR Nikkor on his Nikon D3. He then set up three Elinchrom Free Lite A heads which were powered by Elinchrom Ranger RX AS battery packs. (The pack juicing the backlight is below ground and not visible in the diagram.) So that the foreground pack not be in the photo, Markewitz dug a hole for it. Similarly, the backlight was placed below ground level to prevent its output from reaching his lens and producing flare. He balanced the light sources by metering with a Sekonic L-558R flash meter.