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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Don't Wait, Take Flight

This photo is showing a small plane gearing up for take off from the Long Island Skydiving Center on Long Island. An uncle of mine was sudden diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He decided that he would not wallow but make every last day count...so he went skydiving. I was on hand to capture the day. This image shows the depth of the tragic situation but the lack of waiting to make life count.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Shirley, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Rebecca Tallman