Jump goes back to nature

Using Nikon D80:

23.9 second exposure
remote flash fired twice from another D80
ISO 400
18 – 70mm lense
tripod mounted.


Scary dark woods

Best viewed large…..for the full Jump experience.

Other photos in the series:


trees, jump, nikon, d80, scary, woods, leap


  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanover 5 years ago

    This is brilliant Ian… I love this series, so full of life and fun!
    The lighting in this is really well done and wow, what a capture! I love the location description – Scary dark woods…. haha!

  • Thanks Paul, Its was great fun especially trying not to loose our kit in the dark and avoiding jumping into the big muddy patches. I was also worried the bogie man would get us maybe next time!

    I have more from this shoot that I will upload soon.

    – Ian James

  • tdub303
    tdub303over 5 years ago

    This looks like fun! Really clean with no ghosting of either subject. It would be nice to see more from this series.

  • Cheers.

    Its tricky not to get ghosting as its hard to know how far the flash light is going in the scene. Its certainly a challenging way of taking photos.

    – Ian James

  • tdub303
    tdub303over 5 years ago

    Sometimes I feel like light painting pictures can only be truly appreciated by other light painters who understand the technique behind them. These photos are more than just a ‘moment in time’ as this one is a 23 second ballet….

  • Dave Hiskey
    Dave Hiskeyover 5 years ago

    good shot, ian….like the way the light comes from different sides..

  • Susan E. King
    Susan E. Kingover 5 years ago

    Great capture, like the location description

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 5 years ago

    Good one!

  • jerry  alcantara
    jerry alcantaraover 5 years ago

    cool one

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronover 5 years ago

    The classic amateur mistake is the photograph of someone with a tree growing out of the top of their head. I see you’ve avoided that ;-) [ducks for cover]

  • susi lawson
    susi lawsonover 5 years ago

    crazy cool!

  • jlynn
    jlynnover 5 years ago

    Tooooo Gooooood!!! Love it!!

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