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