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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 3, 2006 17:34
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/1250 sec
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
ISO: 400
Flash: None

Thanks, everyone, for the comments on yesterday's shot. It is indeed one of my favorites. I have a few other "jump" shots like it, but I think I will save them for another time.

This shot sort of explains how the previous shots were taken. This was a stone pier on Waikiki that extended about 100 yards over the ocean, and it was about 30 feet high over the water. These crazy kids (and adults) would, astoundingly, jump off of it into the surf. I asked one of them how deep the water was under there and he said "I dunno," which was insanity to me. They would always wait until the wave underneath them crested to "ensure" that the water was deep enough. Crazy. Anyway, this shot also reminded me of our favorite dock in North Carolina, such as that in this shot from the archives.

** You may have noticed that the archived shots are mis-aligned with the old template. I am still in the long and tedious process of up-rezzing all 320 of the previous MRB shots. Once those are all done I'll be able to upgrade the entire site. Right now it's only the homepage that uses the new template. Thanks for your patience as I continue the upgrades to the site.


08.14.06, 09:06 AM, Natalie:

That's a crazy looking effect. It looks like the world is collapsing in on itself. Ver fun.

08.14.06, 10:22 AM, Jeremi:

Ha, the secret's out! Love the wide fish eye perspective! Great job!

08.14.06, 04:17 PM, EXP:

How funny that all the shots you did had the fish eye expanded (like a globe) and the one you show us how you did it is one where it's imploding (i know, it's the way the horizon is. but still). cool stuff. Lots of other people taking shots too eh?

08.14.06, 09:59 PM, navin harish:

Great wide angle shot. Whay have you changed the layout of the ite again

08.15.06, 04:41 PM, micki:

Love it, love it!! You fish eye shots inspired me to take out my fish eye this past weekend and do a little shooting.

08.22.06, 08:18 AM, ana:

seems crazy! this makes me dizzy!

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