Before I started swooping, I jumped barefoot, and if I still did I would definitely wear my KSOs. After introducing some skydiving friends to the FiveFingers (which I wear to strengthen my feet for ultrarunning), they went out and bought their own and now they jump in them, hence the picture from this weekend. ...
The picture was taken above Skydive Delmarva in Laurel, DE. I have a video and a still camera mounted on my helmet, so when I am out there in a group making formations (in this case we were "freeflying", or flying vertically, to make our formations), I sometimes get interesting pictures like this one. I purposefully was trying to get a close-up shot of his feet in freefall since he was wearing his KSOs and the sky was looking extra nice that day. I'm pleased with the end result. Kinda gives a new perspective on the whole "freedom" aspect of VFFs.
A fantastic photo. And if you're like me, and don't know much about skydiving, you might appreciate the explanation of "swooping" that Bobby provided:
Thanks for sharing with us, Bobby! Also, see Bobby's flickr photostream!