Wednesday, February 14, 2007

How Crazy Can You Get ?? Read On To Find Out

Here's a case of "photographer photographing photographer." The following photographs were taken by photographer Hans van de Vorst at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The descriptions are his own. The identity of the photographer in the photos is unknown.

"I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock in the Grand Canyon. The canyon's depth is 900 meters here. The rock on the right is next to the canyon and safe. Watching this guy wearing his thong sandals, with a camera and a tripod I asked myself 3 questions:

1. How did he climb that rock?

2. Why isn't he taking that sunset picture from the rock on the right, which is perfectly safe?

3. How will he get back?
After the sun set behind the canyon's horizon, he packed his things (having only one hand available) and prepared himself for the jump. This took about two minutes. At that point he had the full attention of the crowd watching. After that, he jumped landing on his thong sandals. Remember, the canyon's depth is 900 meters here (not that it matters all that much). Now you can see that the adjacent rock is higher so he tried to land on the lower part, which is quite steep and tried to use his one hand to grab the rock.
Well how does this little story end?? Look carefully at this photo of the photographer. He has a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag, all on his shoulder or in his left hand. Only his right hand is available to grab the rock and the weight of his stuff is a problem. He lands low on his flip flops; both his right hand and right foot slips away. . . At that moment I take this shot. He pushes his body against the rock. He waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff on the rock, climbs up and walks away.

Really, there is only one word that covers this guy: IDIOT!"
Thanks to Kal for sending this along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol, have you seen this:

if he fell he'd only be falling like 9 feet :D this thing just makes you assume that he'd fall down the whole canyon.