Photographer's Note

This is a second offering from the Fourth of July Parade in Larkspur, California. A troupe of acrobats stopped about fifty feet from where I stood to put on a demonstration of skill and daring. They are members of a club in San Francisco raising money for AIDS research. The red buckets you see scattered about are used to collect funds from the audience.

I started snapping photos without any idea what was involved in their routine. Like most folks lining the sidewalk I was shocked when those at the top of the pyramid of acrobats threw this man into the air. I was very lucky to capture his beautiful dive TOWARD THE ASPHALT PAVEMENT! No net for this daring young man! Instead he relied on the sure hands of his compatriots who caught him before he struck the pavement. If you look closely beyond the flying acrobat, you'll see open mouths and pointing fingers as others looked on in disbelief at his daring.

I surely wasn't alone in pulling a few bills out of my pocket after witnessing this dramatic display. Lets give the guy a big round of applause!

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Additional Photos by Curtis Grindahl (cgrindahl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 400 N: 2031] (6113)
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