So I was almost done with the wedding photos and grabbing some final bridal portraits when I thought that I needed a bit more height to make a better composition. There was a low parapet just behind me so I stepped up onto it and recomposed the shot. It was still a bit tight so without thinking I stepped back – into empty space and 10ft above the ground.
I took the shot as I fell and landed on my back, with the pain compounded by my Bronica and Metz flash smacking my chest. Luckily the camera and flash were undamaged but I’d broken 2 ribs and was in severe pain – but I finished the wedding photos and drove home – via the Emergency room!!
That particular photo showed some beautiful movement blur!