Danny MacAskill Eclipse Photo
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Photography and mountain bikes are two things I’m supremely nerdy about, so when I saw photographer Rutger Pauw’s shot of Danny MacAskill sending a gnarly drop in front of a massive solar eclipse, I was captivated.

The shot is one of those classic photos that people around the internet love to claim as a “fake,” but this behind the scenes video shows the in-depth process that goes into planning something like this. They needed to find a spot where the photographer could use a massive 800mm lens in order to flatten out the scene and make the eclipse look big in the frame.

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Because the sun was so bright in the frame, they needed to shoot a flash at MacAskill as he hit the drop, which meant firing a strobe that was almost 300 meters away. The whole thing is so planning intensive that I’m really glad the resulting image came out so wonderfully.

I also love the part of the video where the photographer makes this face:

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