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What would you do to get that shot?

 
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Jan 05, 2015 18:57 |  #1

Would you do this?

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To me, this is totally irresponsible and foolish. But, he did get a nice shot.

What say you?


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Jan 05, 2015 19:00 |  #2

No, I wouldn't. But I'd sure take a shot of the jackass willing to stand on the edge.


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Jan 05, 2015 19:07 |  #3

Hope he had insurance on the camera before pulling such a stunt


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Jan 05, 2015 19:11 |  #4

I just checked out the daredevil's FE shots. They're pretty cool. I've never heard of this Throat of Thor's Well. Thanks for sharing.


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Jan 05, 2015 19:31 |  #5

Personally, I doubt that I would do that to get that shot. That said, we all have our own personal risk threshold. Just about everything we do (or could potentially do) contains an element of risk associated with it and we must weigh the risk vs. reward. As a motorcycle rider, I run across people who think that riding a motorcycle is foolish and irresponsible while I do not. I guess that whenever we run across someone whose risk threshold is higher than ours, we tend to see them as foolish, crazy or irresponsible.




  
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Jan 05, 2015 21:08 |  #6

One more...

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Jan 05, 2015 21:16 |  #7

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17367968 (external link)
Would you do this?

https://www.facebook.c​om …0115912362&type​=1&theater (external link)

https://www.facebook.c​om …3607815237&type​=1&theater (external link)

To me, this is totally irresponsible and foolish. But, he did get a nice shot.

What say you?

Only if I was drunk and gathered the courage would I attempt this.


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Jan 05, 2015 21:17 |  #8

Fly in a camera drone.  :p :lol:


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Jan 05, 2015 21:55 |  #9

Seems like his willingness to do something than many others would not is also what gets him a cool and unique shot. I personally wouldn't, but I am glad there is someone who would.

I might have, if I could have figured out a better safety rig.


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Jan 05, 2015 23:45 |  #10

For that shot..... maybe. I was thinking the Thor's Well was a lot bigger then that. With it being that small, I'd probably get out my wetsuit and wade out there depending on how strong the actual waves are.


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Jan 05, 2015 23:49 |  #11

kawi_200 wrote in post #17368385 (external link)
For that shot..... maybe. I was thinking the Thor's Well was a lot bigger then that. With it being that small, I'd probably get out my wetsuit and wade out there depending on how strong the actual waves are.

I think knowing the water strength and stuff like that may have played a role. At first glance I would not have risked myself and my gear in the manner it appears he was in the first set of shots. But after thinking about it I realized that fear was based on my experiences with surf and rough beaches, but I was then reminded that in some locations where the water looked exceptionally turbulent the surf and everything else was actually not as horrible as other locations...

So possibly the risk was much lower than it appears in this picture... then again I am assuming as I do not know personally - so if the conditions were right I MIGHT risk this... but it would definitely be measured :P


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Jan 06, 2015 01:35 |  #12

I'd do it if the tide was on it's way out and low enough the waves aren't going over the rocks he's standing on.




  
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Jan 06, 2015 01:46 as a reply to  @ lovemyram4x4's post |  #13

I would totally do that. I don't see a massive danger. Just as much as would you stand on the edge of a cliff to get a shot or on top of a building. Fear is all relative.
The risk of falling off a 500ft cliff is the same as falling off a curb however the drop makes you more nervous. Fully understanding the risk and being able to have faith in yourself allows you to take greater risk.


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Jan 06, 2015 02:25 |  #14

For those of you saying you'd do this I'd like you to google some video of the location and then let me know if you changed your minds. The ocean is very unpredictable and Mother Nature will show you who's boss... usually never when you expect it.


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Jan 06, 2015 02:48 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #15

I would still do it, It's a calculated risk. Obviously you wouldn't do it at high tide in the middle of a storm but as angry as the location can be it also has calm moments even boring moments...


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