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Craziest thing you've done to get the shot?

 
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Apr 29, 2014 21:49 |  #16

Hmm, I got a running start off a 40' cliff and dislocated chest cartilage and broke a rib for the photo.

I've scaled numerous waterfalls with no safety ropes...climbed down (and back up) a 150'+ sheer rock wall. I regularly freedive to 50-55' or so. I was in a deep tide pool with a stormy ocean on the other side of a rock wall with waves coming over the top and crashing into the pool, threatening to take me back out with it. Same trip I got way too close to the ocean and had to hold on to my camera and a rock to avoid getting sucked off the rocks by a rogue wave. I was alone on that trip, it wouldn't have ended well. I've swam into waves that were well overhead and breaking on the beach. Nothing too dangerous, but I guess some of it might be ill advised. Oh, I also gave myself 2nd degree burns the other day, had flaming steel wool go down the back of my shorts. I'll have a couple scars from that.

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May 01, 2014 07:31 |  #17

spyderpig wrote in post #16871242 (external link)
Me at Horseshoe Bend. See that little white dot at the upper right in the water? That's a kayaker.
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A friend and me at an arch
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I'm actually deathly afraid of heights, but am trying to get out of my comfort zone.

Love the first pic - was planning on going there on my last trip but the road was blocked and would have entailed a days round trip instead of a stop while driving past as was my original plan so I ended up missing out on Horseshoe Bend.


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May 01, 2014 12:46 |  #18

*shudders* Gorgeous shot but would not even come near that edge.

<- afraid of heights.




  
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May 01, 2014 15:22 |  #19

spyderpig wrote in post #16871242 (external link)
Me at Horseshoe Bend. See that little white dot at the upper right in the water? That's a kayaker.
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A friend and me at an arch
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I'm actually deathly afraid of heights, but am trying to get out of my comfort zone.

Oy! Better you than me! Although, I'd love to get a shot like that!


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May 02, 2014 03:37 |  #20

spyderpig wrote in post #16871242 (external link)
Me at Horseshoe Bend. See that little white dot at the upper right in the water? That's a kayaker.
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A friend and me at an arch
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I'm actually deathly afraid of heights, but am trying to get out of my comfort zone.

This is intense! Interesting, I literally just saw a shot taken at literally the exact same location as pic #1 by a different photographer in a different thread in the last day or two. It was a nice night time astrophoto shot.


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May 05, 2014 05:40 |  #21

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Semi- Kinda- Sorta- harnessed into a Bell JetRanger (helicopter) with the doors off...

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May 06, 2014 18:28 |  #22

Many years ago when I was doing some VHS videotaping, I wanted to get a dynamite blast of some blue granite we were drilling. I thought I'd be safe behind a tree some distance away with just the camera sticking out of the side of the tree, and my buddy went down the hill with the detonator. When he was ready, he gave me the traditional "fire in the hole". While rocks shot up in every direction, some as big as a couch, I didn't anticipate the rocks coming down through the trees. I put my hand over my head and held on for dear life. Fortunately while granite came down all around me, I wasn't hit by anything. After that incident, I strapped the camera to our drag line and headed down the hill for future shoots. Sorry, no pictures




  
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May 06, 2014 23:29 as a reply to  @ jollyroger99's post |  #23

Thanks all. Here's a few more.

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May 06, 2014 23:41 |  #24

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May 07, 2014 00:59 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #25

Like I said, I'm deathly afraid of heights and I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone. I am actually getting better with heights because of this.

However, one thing I still absolutely hate are ladders. I can't stand putting up christmas lights and I refuse to go on my roof. In fact, I make my wife go up the ladder to replace our AC filter.


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May 16, 2014 06:26 |  #26

Shooting a "Back Street Boys" concert back in 2000. Thank God I brought ear plugs. I was worried the reverberations from screaming teenage girls was going to bring the ceiling down on us.


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May 16, 2014 06:51 as a reply to  @ Naturalist's post |  #27

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May 17, 2014 08:37 |  #28

Naturalist wrote in post #16908166 (external link)
Shooting a "Back Street Boys" concert back in 2000. Thank God I brought ear plugs. I was worried the reverberations from screaming teenage girls was going to bring the ceiling down on us.

I always have earplugs in my bag, they were a godsend both times i shot Justin Beiber !
the screaming was louder than the music.


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May 19, 2014 15:25 as a reply to  @ Echo63's post |  #29

Hanging out of helicopters and planes is good fun (I hardly consider it as very dangerous...). I guess leaning out to get a really good high-angle shot is a sporty (esp. since I think all I had in that case was a shoulder belt).

The second shot really doesn't count (I shot through a window), but I really like it...

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May 19, 2014 15:28 as a reply to  @ GeoffSobering's post |  #30

This is probably my all-time favorite aerial sailboat shot:

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