I jumped at the opportunity to capture some images of BASE jumpers in action near Phoenix. After a much too early start --daylight broke and it looked like it was going to be a promising day. No wind. We took some landscape shots while we waited to meet some of the jumpers who had been camping nearby. At the first jumping location near Saguaro Lake, many of the jumpers had already climbed to the top of the cliff by the time we arrived. I had considered renting the FE70-200 for this event, but decided not to...I really regretted this decision after only 5 shots when I realized that something was wrong with my Vivitar Series1 70-210 f/2.8-4.0 (komine), when zoomed in, it wouldn't focus at long-distance subjects. With the SEL50f18 and my OM 135 f/2.8 I was forced to shoot a little wider than I had originally intended, but overall I am happy with the results and the performance of the two lenses. Here's a shot of the cliff they were jumping off of. I was able to get some fun shots of the 'approach' to the landings. Despite the great colors of the parachute canopies... ...I found that some of the B&W images were more evocative. Unfortunately, the wind picked up and a second jump was not in the cards at this location. In the afternoon it was time to jump at the second location, Peralta Cliffs. Being able to capture some of the jumpers in free-fall before they pulled the pilot chute was a thrill. As we were losing daylight, I moved to capture some of the BASE landings. It was an exhausting but fun day. Thanks for stopping by!