I've had a frustrating time photography-wise today. This is the best shot I got all day, and when Iain saw it, he said, 'It looks like someone has hanged themselves.' :-D
I had the idea of using my new tripod and the delayed shutter release to try some frozen action shots. I set the tripod up on the deck, put my wellies on a recognisable mark on the deck and used them as a stand-in for my feet so I could fix the exposure and focus. I then pressed the shutter, threw my wellies out of the way, stood where they had been, and jumped up in the air when the shutter went off. That took a bit of practice. I got lots of shots with my feet on the ground!
I'm not at all happy with this shot. The light is poor, even at 1/400 of a second my feet are still a bit blurred, and there's not much of a sensation of movement, either (hence Iain's remark!) So tomorrow I'll try some whole-body jumping shots. I hope my results get better!