Back in 2010, I was given an opportunity to document my first big expedition which would lead me to Baffin Island. Along with 23 BASE jumpers from around the world, we descended into Clyde River and then took snowmobiles some 80 miles into Sam Ford Fjord. An adventure haven for climbers, skiers and of course BASE jumpers. I never really knew what it was like to be disconnected from civilization and for one month, we lived in tents exploring as much as we could in the area. I learned so much because like the saying, rather than jumping in the deep end of the pool, I jumped into the ocean.
Once we had established base camp and everyone had arrived, we finally got the opportunity to climb up and for everyone to get their fist base jump in on the trip. I climbed with the first crew of three groups and initially set up so that the jumpers were silhouetted in the image. I stayed there as well for the second group as it was hard to leave a safe place where the images looked great. But as the third group arrived, I decided I had to try something different and hike across to the opposite angle. I waited for what felt like an eternity and felt brutally cold. One by one they kept jumping and finally by the very last jumper, the elements came together and I knew that I had captured the image of the trip already. There's no way I could ever repeat this image as the sun beautifully lit up the clouds rolling into the fjord. I was left to my own means and I climbed back down through the thickening crowd and ultimately an oncoming blizzard. But for me, it was all worth it as this is certainly one of my favourite images.
Canon ID Mark IV, EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM, 1/1000 sec @ f/7.1, 57mm, ISO 160
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