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Oh, sure, some days are tougher than others.

But last Friday was one of the good days.

Big Sky Resort unveiled their new zipline for members of the media, and outdoors reporter Brett French and I jumped at the chance to fly through the trees and high above the runs on the mountain.

The coolest thing about the zipline, other than the adrenaline and the incredible views, was that they are totally hands-free.

This meant that I could use my camera as I zipped down the line.

I wanted something in the foreground to show the scale and the height of the line, so I turned the camera with a wide-angle lens around, and did a series of self-portraits.

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Because I knew that I only had one shot at it, I set the camera on aperature priority and auto focus, zoomed all the way out (17 mm with a 1.3X conversion.) The Canon EOS MkIII has about 12 frames per second, so I just laid on the shutter release as I spun around.

Oh -  and I made sure that the camera was secured to my harness with a carabiner, but I didn't take my eyes off the camera the whole time because I was so nervous about dropping this very expensive piece of equipment!

I didn't plan on doing a time-lapse, or I would have just shot continually, but this short sequence still shows a good bird's eye view of this new ride.

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