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Photographer Captures Perfect Clouds Four Miles Up In the Sky

By // September 2, 2011 // Posted in Photography, Video

Rüdiger Nehmzow means “Man With Big Balls Made of Steel” in German. After watching this video of him taking photos of clouds from the open door of a plane, four miles up in the sky, it can’t mean anything else.

Rüdiger straps himself into a plane, opens the door at 6000 meters and, equipped with his camera, an oxygen mask and jacket to protect him against the sub-zero temperatures, hunts perfect photos of clouds. Looks like fun to me and the photos look even better. [Nehmzow via PetaPixel]

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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