Category: Action

Image of the week – Serene Bungee

A student at RAG week Bungee jumps on campus next to the Queens Tower while serenely smiling at the camera, this is not a doctored image, she is actually flying toward the earth.

Let the action come to you…

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  [Click Image to expand]

We wanted some images for a story around the RAG week activities, as part of that I went down to ask people in the queue if they would mind me shooting them on the way down, I prompted them with a few things that might make the image more interested such as ‘have your arms out’ and ‘I’ll be over here’, I also borrowed the RAG branded sweater off one of the other volunteers to brand the image. Then just lay down under the path of the Bungee with a 70-200mm zoom, focus tracking like a madman, while waiting for someone to deliver a great expression.
The shot was framed with the intention of the College homepage, where it could be cropped to a super wide image with the action to one side.

The juxtaposition of the calm relaxed expression and the violent activity make this image. (not unlike being at Imperial) I’d like to see the video of this from the other side as I can see a Go-Pro camera attached to the student’s leg in the image.

Here’s the view from the top…

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  [Click Image to expand]

The original image along with the others from this set are on the image library here.

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