Here you’ll find verdant green mountains rising to meet the sea, thousands of elegant waterfalls, exotic wildlife, geysers, and miles of unspoiled beaches—all photography-friendly year round
December 31, 2012
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted to our annual Readers' Photo Contest. If you'd like to see the rest of the finalists, check out our mega gallery.
Action/Sports Runner-up: Chris DeLorenzo
A lot of the traditional Parkour or Freerunning shots seemed to lack the drama that I was looking for. In this instance I utilized the setting sun, lens flare and the silhouetted jumper to add visual impact to the photograph. The fast shutter speed captured the backlit teenager taking a 'leap of faith' from the wooden post some 15 feet above the sand. Having that trust between subject and photographer is crucial in nailing the perfect moment.
Tech Specs: CAMERA: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, FOCAL LENGTH: 24mm, SHUTTER SPEED: 1/800, LENS: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, ISO: 320, APERTURE (F-STOP): 5.6