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Paratroopers jumping out of a C-130 Hercules for a remembrance jump on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of operation Market Garden (the dropping of troops near Arnhem, which became one of the more “famous” battles of W.W.2)
I like how you get to see some troopers trying to untangle their wires before landing; this was a “low and slow” drop at some 750 ft… Very impressive to have been there.

EOS1000D; f5.0; 1/2000s; 170mm; IS-100

Tags

arnhem, anniversary, remember, 65, paratroopers, market garden

Comments

  • cas slater
    cas slateralmost 5 years ago

    lovely image!!

  • Daniel Owens
    Daniel Owensalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool, and the composition is perfect.

  • Maite Sajovic
    Maite Sajovicalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant, kind of surreal as well,

  • EHAM-spotter
    EHAM-spotterover 4 years ago

    Thanks all!
    Cropped a little left and right to make it a square, and that works, I think.

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 4 years ago

    Perfect composition!

  • Tx!
    Shot was against the sun, on a slightly hazy day, so the lighting and contrast are a tad off, as far as I am concerned. But I really do like how the composition turned out :)

    – EHAM-spotter

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent capture!!!! I served with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 80’s to early 90’s.

  • Thanks! more to read on this great event that took place in September at this link
    Notice the 7th from the bottom frantically trying to untangle …?

    – EHAM-spotter

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot, well composed and captured with the plane too. I like the light, it adds to the historic or nostalgic feel. 750ft doesn’t give them long to untangle…

  • Thanks for your nice comments!
    And, yes, there was one (out of approximately 1000 !! ) that left the scene in an ambulance. I believe he had a twisted knee, and/or a broken leg. That must have hurt 8-)

    – EHAM-spotter

  • Majnu
    Majnuover 4 years ago

    Mooie foto!

  • Dank je!

    – EHAM-spotter

  • foppe47
    foppe47over 4 years ago

    Heel erg goed!!!!!!!!!
    Foppe

  • Dank, Foppe! ;)

    – EHAM-spotter

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 4 years ago

    WOW!!!!! This is a perfect photo in so many ways…. I like it that you still can see the plane in this photo

    Bye…ien

  • Thank you, Ien, for your kind words :-)
    I like that you like it ;)

    – EHAM-spotter

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