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Forum: General Photography 12-28-2018, 02:20 PM  
Another “Put Down Your Camera” Article, This Time from The Independent
Posted By Mallee Boy
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Saw another moment that made my heart skip a beat at Hoseshoe Bend, near Page. For anyone that knows this spot, they will have seen a finger of rock jutting out over the edge, some 3m X 1.5m. We were standing on the rim proper near this finger, taking it all in (& yes :( photographing) when a young buck ran past us and leapt out onto this finger of rock. The landing was perfect, he took his selfie and jumped back up into the rim proper and left. Any slip from there and he is dead, there is nothing under him until he hits the bottom.


I get youthful exuberance, I can vaguely recall that feeling of immortality, but I despair for what happens when it does go wrong, the people who have to assist, rescue / recover and the authorities who then have to deal with grieving families and calls for barriers etc. Everyone loses from stupidity.
Forum: General Photography 12-27-2018, 11:09 PM  
Another “Put Down Your Camera” Article, This Time from The Independent
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
I could not get over the number of "selfies" being taken on our recent trip....seriously I have never seen so many people with backs to the scenery taking bloody selfies !! Crazy numbers.....gotta wonder what happens if the relationship breaks up. :confused:

Witnessed one girl (early 20's) part of a group taking a selfie, fall backwards off a wall in Yellowstone and luckily landed on a small ledge behind the wall, another 500mm and she was history. One very shaken up young lady.
Forum: General Photography 12-27-2018, 07:40 PM  
Another “Put Down Your Camera” Article, This Time from The Independent
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
I can not help but wonder if the people who write this sort of article are frustrated photographers ie: can not take a good photo. ? perhaps the writers of these articles wonder why they never get a good sunrise shot.....after sunrise.

I find looking back at my photos of anywhere I have been brings back great memories of the place, the hour, the people (g'day Ash) and feeling of the moment, which I try (largely unsuccessfully) to capture in my images. I always 'take in" the scene, the environment, the smell, the prevailing conditions etc etc etc. that is why photographers can be seen stumbling around in the dark well before first light or the last to catch the post sunset shuttle bus back from Hermits Rest for example.


Also have I seen people step up to a point and take a glance and move on, or as said earlier, go striding through with the pivoting head, apparently taking it all in, maybe they are. I have also seen others spend 5 minutes and then claim later that they "have been there, done that". I have visited Grand Canyon numerous times and still not done it justice, but each visit is well remembered thanks to the images taken.
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