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zenon5940
11-17-2009, 11:16 PM
This worker climbed all the way up on this giant swing ( like we used to install on a tree branch when I was a child ) at least 100 feet high. I observed him and decided it was worth a photo.

Michaelaw
11-18-2009, 02:01 AM
At Gunpoint...That's the only way you'd get me up there!

AcadieLibre
11-18-2009, 03:25 AM
I would love to do that, I have horrible fear of heights (almost deathly fear) but I am always going to very high places, sort of not letting my inane fears control me. I spent two days at one of the tallest office towers on a swing stage 64 floors up so we could remove a window, bring it down and then bring up a painting that would not fit in the elevator. SO after a few very windy and bouncy trips we pulled it off. And think I volunteered for it lol. Lots of stories like that but won't bother ya'll with them.

Mad Aussie
11-18-2009, 04:20 AM
At Gunpoint...That's the only way you'd get me up there!
Or for a good bird shot ;)

MoinMoin
11-18-2009, 05:14 AM
At school I’ve never got my silver swim emblem, because I refused to climb at the 3 m springboard (diving board? – damn english ;-)).

Well, here even a gunpoint wouldn’t work for me. Those workers on the photo are heros for me :headslap:.

Marko
11-18-2009, 09:04 AM
meh, it doesn't look that high. Just kidding, Nice catch!

zenon5940
11-18-2009, 09:21 AM
Thank you all for your comments.

Mad Aussie
11-18-2009, 03:55 PM
diving board? – damn english ;-)).
That's correct Kerstin. :)

casil403
11-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Holy Crap! :eek:
Me = not ever/not even/no way/not in this lifetime!
I have a deathly fear of heights and get horrible vertigo when I'm on the edge of anything.
I tried to look to see if the dude was wearing a belt and hooked up to something in case he fell....I think I see someting but if this is in Mexico who know what kind of safety standards are in place!

Wow...great shot Z!
We call it a springboard too MM!

Bambi
11-18-2009, 07:34 PM
I'd totally go up there.

can you imagine the view and the shots?

of course, some day I'd like to sky dive too

zenon5940
11-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Bambi, I admire your courage !

Casil, the man has some sort of rope that he ties to the structure to secure himself but when he was climbing the structure the rope was not tied in any way... That I saw very well. I've seen worse here but did not ha a camera with me ... The regulations are not what we have in Canada. Often workers climb and work barefoot for example.
Thanks for looking and thanks for your kind comments.

casil403
11-18-2009, 09:44 PM
I'd totally go up there.

can you imagine the view and the shots?

of course, some day I'd like to sky dive too

Crazy person here! :evil2:

Bambi
11-18-2009, 10:07 PM
Crazy person here! :evil2:

Hey! :yell:

oh wait. :o

I've heard that before. :evil2:

coming from the girl who goes on ice to get a picture but doesn't wear a safety harness it's a bit much !!! :rolleyes:

Love rollercoasters too :cool:

casil403
11-18-2009, 10:16 PM
coming from the girl who goes on ice to get a picture but doesn't wear a safety harness it's a bit much !!! :rolleyes:

Love rollercoasters too :cool:

Point taken...lol!

I actually don't mind roller coasters...I don't think i could do them anymore though since the concussion managed to really mess up my prioperception/equilibrium/vision especially if I turn too fast. Ski lifts seem okay too as long as I don't look around too much or my chair partner doesn't swing the damn lift!
Just don't put me on the edge of something. :eek: :eek: :eek:

casil403
11-18-2009, 10:29 PM
Casil, the man has some sort of rope that he ties to the structure to secure himself but when he was climbing the structure the rope was not tied in any way... That I saw very well. I've seen worse here but did not ha a camera with me ... The regulations are not what we have in Canada. Often workers climb and work barefoot for example.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Along similar lines, I recently did a placement at a local rehab unit and one of the clients there was recovering from a brain injury due to an accident in a 3rd world county. This poor person had bed sores/deep open ulcers all over their body (especially the head and heels) most likely from not being moved/turned while in the hospital. :eek:
Quite sad really.... but standards of safety and healthcare are different in other places. Makes me so grateful and thankful to live where I live!

Bambi
11-19-2009, 07:56 AM
Holy Crap! :eek:
Me = not ever/not even/no way/not in this lifetime!
I have a deathly fear of heights and get horrible vertigo when I'm on the edge of anything.
I tried to look to see if the dude was wearing a belt and hooked up to something in case he fell....I think I see someting but if this is in Mexico who know what kind of safety standards are in place!

Wow...great shot Z!
We call it a springboard too MM!

so if you come to visit Nova Scotia you don't want me to take you here?
http://www.bikerag.com/images/PICTURES/Fantastic/new3/DSCF0050.JPG
(not my picture)

casil403
11-19-2009, 08:02 AM
Nope...at least not that close to the edge without a railing....! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Yikes!!!! I am getting vertigo just looking at it!
Pretty though but I will shoot from a safe distance with a 300mm zoom...thanks very much!

Bambi
11-19-2009, 10:23 AM
Nope...at least not that close to the edge without a railing....! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Yikes!!!! I am getting vertigo just looking at it!
Pretty though but I will shoot from a safe distance with a 300mm zoom...thanks very much!

yeah. I went there and felt like the wind coming off the ocean was going to carry me over the edge. :eek:

however, if you come I will take you there because it's a breathtaking area. I'll just make sure that you are safe :)

casil403
11-19-2009, 06:56 PM
DEAL! If you come out here I'll take you to the mountains for shots!