Every year the Easter Seals puts on an a really cool event called the Drop Zone to raise money for people with disabilities and special needs. Â This year I was so excited to be able participate and take photos of the superhero’s as they made their way down the side of Sun Life Plaza. Â The team from Easter Seals was amazing and even let me rappel before I started shooting. Â I have to say, its pretty intense hanging backward off the roof, looking down too the street about 30 stories below. Â The guys from Crux Climbing and Bouldering worked so hard making sure everyone made it safely down the wall.
The superhero’s participating in the event had to raise at least $1500 in order to rappel and many of them raised a heck of a lot more. Â The most impressive to me were the people who are deathly afraid of heights but were facing their fears doing it anyway because they knew it was a small sacrifice for a great cause.
You can check out your rappel photos at the websites below:
You can order prints of the photo booth images and the rooftop images that I took from the gallery on my website: http://clients.crushphotography.ca/gallery/dropzone2011
Check out the Easter Seals Drop Zone gallery for free digital downloads and images from all three photographers throughout the entire day here:Â http://dropzone.smugmug.com/
Congrats to all the superhero’s who made it down the rope and thanks to the volunteers, Marisa and Brett who came out to help with the Photobooth! Â I can’t wait for next year!
Here are a few of the shots from my rappel… photos taken by Russ Rasmussen. Â Thanks Russ!