How far would you go to get the shot?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by olli, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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  2. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    I don't mind heights but that was just insane. Not something a clever person would do without (at least) a parachute. That said, the shots were stunning. I would not go that far.
  3. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
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    I've done daft things to get shots in the past so I can't say anything. Although this is a lot more extreme than anything I ever did I take my hat off to these guys - the photos they captured are truly superb. Life is about taking risks, if you think you can do it go for it - just as long as you know the full extent of the risks involved, including getting caught. These two would have gone to jail for a long time had they been spotted up there I'm sure
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Fantastic shots - marvellous experience - all praise to them

    The nearest I've been is on an Outward Bound trip in Wales; Abseiling!
  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Short answer: not that far!

    Cheers, Jock
  6. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
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    romi gilles
    in that last pic, that cage-looking thing he was sitting in doesn't even look safe.

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  7. People have been going to long lengths for shots for a long time.
  8. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    I am absolutely fine with heights, but the combination of height, motion and fisheye lens nearly made me vomit - I had to skip through it! Mostly motion I think, need I remind you of the last time I was on a boat and was castaway on a beach scantily clad and barefoot having jumped ship due to extreme seasickness
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    I'm absolutely NOT fine with heights (although strangely, I love flying). Watching the video was actually difficult for me!

    In any event, I definitely would not go that far to take any photos at all!!!

    That was really cool though. And crazy! I can't believe they were standing on that catwalk or whatever that was ... a strong gush of wind could have blown them over .... yikes!!!
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Hydrophobic as I am, I find these shots stunning.

    Edit: Damned autocorrector!! I wanted to write "acrophobic". As a chemist, however, I'm very amused.
  11. There is also the issue of legality. How far are you willing to push it for a picture/video?
  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

    Jan 20, 2014
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    Nick Clark
    Furthest I've gone is from Launceston to Inverness. Short of flying to Iceland I think it's about as far as you can physically go...

    I suspect that may not have been your point though...
  13. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
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    Now THAT'S funny, made me chuckle so, it did :laugh1:
  14. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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    It seems both these blokes are on 500px so if you want to see more you'll find them here and here.