Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Getting that Perfect Photograph

I received this email in my inbox the other day. It contained four photographs of a particular adventurous photographer. Well, I don’t think I would actually label him adventurous… maybe something else! I would say much more, suffice it to say, you all have your own opinions about this guy! Click on each photograph for better detail.

Now here is this guy taking a photograph. The first thing that comes to my mind is that he has one awesome view! What we would give for a view such as his! It wasn’t until the next frame did it occur to me as to how he may have arrived on that pinnacle.




The guys gonna jump! Yah… that’s right… He’s gonna jump! Man alive! I love photography but I also love my life… and a heck of a lot better!






The guy jumped! He is in mid friggen air! My heart sinks just thinking of it. What is with this guy?? What the heck was he thinking?






He makes it! He barley makes it! Oh man!!! That guy is nuts!








Now, upon closer inspection, we have take a look at what else the photos show us…

First of all, he is wearing flip flops…. Yes, flip flops!!! … Like… couldn’t he have worn hiking boots or something? Next, he has a tripod and camera in one hand while he is jumping. Maybe a back pack would have been more prudent. Thirdly, when he finally makes it, he is barely hanging on with one hand… I wonder what he would have done if he lost his grip… let go of the camera and tripod? Or just plain fell to protect his equipment? My next big question would be… “What was wrong with the rock behind him? Didn’t have a good enough view from there?

What people will do for that "Perfect Photograph?" Becky... Marie... What do you think?? How far would you be willing to go?

Photos by Hans van de Vorst

18 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Lordamercy. With flip-flops on, even?

I'll type it again: lordamercy.

Becky Wolfe said...

oh yeah INSANE! I've seen this email recently also and couldn't believe my eyes. One handed, flip flops and with people watching. If he had fallen, he would be labeled crazy, but he didn't fall & he's still labeled crazy. I wonder if he even got any good photos. And, its probably illegal to be out there anyhow.

No, I don't take too many risks with my photography, probably because I'm too worried I'll drop or ruin my camera. but yeah, I'm more fond of living than getting a great photo.

I enjoy sports like rock climbing, but only take photos when both feet are firmly on the ground and someone else is doing the climbing. When I'm up there on the rock, I'm thinking of nothing but STAYING on the rock. hehe

Le Nightowl said...

Well, well, well... :)
Photoshop can do miracles :)))

Wendz said...

yeah I also think he's been photoshopped onto that scene....have a close look at the borders around his body.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I am so glad that I read le nightowls comments first before I replied. No egg on face dis-a-time.

Jazz said...

I'm thinking maybe photoshop?

Jazz said...

Oops, seems I'm not the only one...

Monika said...

My first thoughts - crazy - photoshopped? - if I were his mum I would slap him silly, if it were real (and I'm not the slapping kind of girl)

Bernie said...

I totally agree -- photoshop.

Josie said...

You're very clever.... :-)

Dave said...

Jocelyn & Becky... I think it was the flip flops that did it for me! :-)


Marie, Wendz,LGS, Jazz,Monika, Bernie, Josie ....

"It AIN'T Photoshop as the photos were not manipulated. :-)

I'll get my response out to you in tomorrow's blog.

Janice said...

Can't wait now to read tomorrow's post...if not pic manipulated I wanna know how he accomplished this feat!
Great post Dave!

Trish said...

I've seen this photo before and it slays me every time. Holy Crap!

CSL said...

Good grief. What photo could possibly be worth your life? The really good photographer is the one getting the shots of the fool jumping!

Dave said...

Hi Janice!... the photo tommorrow will explain it! :-)

Hi Trish! .. I can only imagine! You might not be so "slayable" by tomorrow's post! :-)

Hi csl!... NO photo is worth anyone's life... I think we BOTH agree on that one! Take care! :-)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I noticed the flip-flops right away, and the one-handed leap with tripod, camera, etc. But you're saying it wasn't Photoshopped?

I kind of hoped it was. I hate to think of anyone being that stupid.

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