Going to Extremes with Aperture

After running Palouse Falls, a 189-foot waterfall in southeast Washington State, 24-year-old extreme kayaker Rafa Ortiz of Mexico described experiencing part of the descent in what felt like slow motion. But for photographer Lucas Gilman, who covered the attempt, the drop was very much in real time.
“Rafa was actually visible for only three frames of the 4-second free fall, because after he got over the tongue, he was engulfed in white water,” says Gilman. “That’s just a split second basically to make the shot. And there would be no second chance to shoot it, no take two, because I…

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