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Michael Bellotti

Minneapolis, MN Fulltime artist, photographer and skydiver. Ground up skydiving photography and other random events. Other IG art acct: minnyappleart

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Not quite sure what he’s reaching for in this picture. Good thing Karl’s accuracy is on point and stopped just a few feet short otherwise someone might’ve got a handful. Hahaha . . . . #skydive #skydiver #skydiving #skydivetwincities #blueskiesmag #jointheteem #jumpfam #javelinodyssey #poweredbysunpath #performancedesigns #cookiehelmets #flycookie #cypress2 #freefall #extremsports #parachute #parachutist #adrenaline #dropzone #mnphotographer #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiii #5dmarkiii #canon5dmkiii #600mm #600mmf4
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The bazooka doesn’t work for shooting a lot of things, but right here is one thing it works amazingly for. Reaching way up and catching @crashreed44 at the very beginning of a swoop; diving hard. . . . . #skydive #skydiver #skydiving #skydivetwincities #blueskiesmag #jointheteem #jumpfam #javelinodyssey #poweredbysunpath #performancedesigns #cookiehelmets #flycookie #cypress2 #freefall #canopypiloting swoop #extremsports #parachute #parachutist #adrenaline #dropzone #mnphotographer #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiii #5dmarkiii #canon5dmkiii #600mm #600mmf4
“If I just pretend I don’t see him, he will point his camera a different direction.” . “If I just stare at him, he will point his camera a different direction.” . “If I pretend I’m looking at him but look past him, he will point his camera a different direction.” . “Well hello there Mr. Pee Pee are you ready to Skydive?” . . . #skydive #skydiver #skydiving #skydivetwincities #blueskiesmag #jointheteem #jumpfam #javelinodyssey #poweredbysunpath #performancedesigns #cookiehelmets #flycookie #cypress2 #freefall #extremsports #parachute #parachutist #adrenaline #dropzone #mnphotographer #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiii #5dmarkiii #canon5dmkiii #600mm #600mmf4
A big part of getting shots like this is knowing the system of a DZ. Anticipating events like two canopies crossing paths or a million other occurrences that can make a photo more interesting. A perfect example is this photo. The perspective of the clouds off in the distance looked like they were at an angle and I saw this guy starting to make a right handed pattern as the airplane began its final approach in the background. Anticipating that, the airplanes angle of decent, and the turning canopy were going to align the wings of the airplane and the canopy with the clouds at some point I focused on the canopy and then wait for the airplane to enter the frame. CLICK! Boom! Having a canopy and airplane in the same frame is not a super unique photo but the angled clouds in addition to that definitely is. . . . . #skydive #skydiver #skydiving #skydivetwincities #blueskiesmag #bluesky #jointheteem #jumpfam #javelinodyssey #poweredbysunpath #performancedesigns #cookiehelmets #flycookie #cypress2 #freefall #extremsports #parachute #parachutist #adrenaline #dropzone #mnphotographer #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiii #5dmarkiii #canon5dmkiii #600mm #600mmf4
That face you make when you thought you were gonna land far enough away from everyone so they wouldn’t see that handle. Only to realize some asshole and his big fucking lens are making you the poster boy for a handle check. ✔️✔️✔️ . . . . #handlecheck #skydive #skydiver #skydiving #skydivetwincities #blueskiesmag #jointheteem #jumpfam #javelinodyssey #poweredbysunpath #performancedesigns #cookiehelmets #flycookie #cypress2 #freefall #extremsports #parachute #parachutist #adrenaline #dropzone #mnphotographer #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiii #5dmarkiii #canon5dmkiii #600mm #600mmf4
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