C. W. Swanson put up this image on his blog this morning.
Talk about poetry in motion! I’d love to know how the photographer managed to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to catch that shot. You can see a bigger version at Mr. Swanson’s blog.
Practice, luck, and a high-speed camera to capture lots of images as she bailed out.
I'll bet professional action photographers love the new digital cameras, no more carrying those huge film magazine backs!
mixed feelings, AFAIK. Specially as resolution exploded. And as newspapers decided an intern with a pocket camera was good enough.
My guess to the answer: after first being in the wrong place at the wrong time lots and lots of times; perseverance. How do you tell the difference between an amateur and a professional photographer? The amateur will show you all of his shots.
And modern burst-shots are a marvel. When you actually had to wind the film, motor or not…
Outstanding work, just plain outstanding.