Is it worth your life?

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  1. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yesterday I was on a 2 lane steel bridge with no side walk. The floor of the bridge is one of those in grid form, thus you can see the river below it. The traffic was quite busy and I was the stupid one taking pictures on and off the bridge.

    Well this isn't exactly any sort of life-threatening situation, but it was a bit freaky. So given that you see a spot excellent for photo shooting, possibly an awesome shot but will risk your life doing, will you?
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    There's a bridge in Cleveland that I've been tempted to do this from. You are technically not allowed to cross it, but people do. There is a very narrow walkway on each side, and the bridge is actually a highway, so cars are going 60mph + across it. The views are spectacular, but I'm too afraid of heights to try it.
     
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    Walt TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, or if it's because of the crap I see at work or a combination of the two, but I'm getting a greater sense of mortality as time goes on. To risk my life it would have to be an incredible picture and not a huge risk for me to do it.
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    One of my favorite landscape photographers, Dean Brown, died falling from a waterfall he was photographing. Let's be careful out there, and live to photograph another day.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    We've had similar questions to this previously and my answer is still the same: risk my neck....no problem! but risk my camera.......never!
     
  6. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hah so my post will kill you - I wanted to go to Iraq as a photo journalist. And even to people voted for me, but finally most of jury said I'm too young. But I'd love to go there. Maybe because our Polish camp Babilon is much safer than yours ... but I'd like to go somewhere... to a dangerous place and take marvelous shots
     
  7. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Try Cambodia then. Just goofin' around one day I noticed every place had noted dangers in the Yahoo travel guide. For Cambodia there were as follows:

    Hi-Jackers/Pirates/Bandits
    Political infighting (riots)
    LANDMINES! :shock:
     
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    airgunr TPF Noob!

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    We went into Cambodia in the early '90's while visiting Thailand. Thought it was pretty cool until we realized the place is just covered with landmines. Couldn't really step off the road much less wander around the temples and such. Lots of people with crutches and missing limbs. The armed guards made me nervous as well.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Cambodia is currently ruled by military government, that explains the armed guards.

    Yeah it's a shame that Cambodia is filled with landmines. If not, it's filled with beautiful temples.
     
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    walter23 TPF Noob!

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    The landmines might not be so good, but the pirates would be cool if you could speak Khmer (or maybe just French) well enough to convince them to let you join them.
     
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    Heh, no different from New York.
     
  12. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    uhh... and I thought I live in a dangerous country :D
     

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