No, it's not a disaster. It's a world record.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, October 30, 2009
Buckland uses a Canon 5D Mark II, with a 24-mm lens, and employs a bite switch to release the shutter in order to leave his hands free. (The camera is attached to his helmet.) For this particular record attempt, Buckland was in a sitting position, almost lying on his back while looking up at the rest of the group. “I’m trying to frame them,” he recalls, “and make sure I’m the right distance away, because it’s not like regular photography where you can just zoom in or out a little bit. To zoom in or out, I have to fly my body ten feet closer or ten feet away. You have to make sure your head is at the right angle, so that you’re not cutting off part of the formation. When it gets that big, it’s very easy to cut off the bottom edge or the top edge and not realize it.”