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eg here's a recent post from DPR that provoked a moments gulp from me.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/83...96/dpp-ft-hdr2

That gives me an idea, most people experience a degree of natural fear when exposed to heights, especially if there is little or no protection. I certainly did when I took this trip, a definite lurch occured in my stomach. The shot is through the glass floor of the helicopter. Many people (judges) complained that parts of the helicopter are in the image - to me this is the point it gives a sense of time, place and scale. What do you think?



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I think that parts of the helicopter showing takes away the sense of height from this. My takes is a photograph taken within an unatural frame. Some arial shots I find a bit scary but not this one.
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I think that parts of the helicopter showing takes away the sense of height from this. My takes is a photograph taken within an unatural frame. Some arial shots I find a bit scary but not this one.
That may well be the majority view. Just not mine! I do have some without bits of helicopter in them, but I always study the ones with helicopter. I wonder if I could work out the height by measuring the buildings on the ground and the rivets on the helicopter. . . .
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Re: Haptic shots

gets me nervous :-0

the juxtaposition works for me as it provides a body-scale space in which to project myself...but with a huge draft! I read 'clean' ariel shots as maps or calendars without any vertigo, odd maybe, or just used to google earth!
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That may well be the majority view. Just not mine! I do have some without bits of helicopter in them, but I always study the ones with helicopter. I wonder if I could work out the height by measuring the buildings on the ground and the rivets on the helicopter. . . .
It caused a definite lurch in my stomach just looking at it - and the view of the drop and the distance to the ground doesn't do me any favours either!

Heights don't usually bother me but that + the helicopter do all sorts of things to me, including noise and vibration ... and it also feels a tad chilly.

Was it actually cold and draughty up there or is that just something I 'felt' as a result of looking at the picci.

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Do these count?




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Girl and cat, that's precious.
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Beautiful photograph John full of love, warmth and tenderness
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Aaaaaah, nice puddy tat. I can hear the kitty purring and her whiskers and fur are tickling my face.

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Re: Haptic shots

Hi John,
of course! though the second more than the first. As Pol says it, the kitten is instantly accessible and unambiguously remeniscent of those sensations. My first reaction to the sillouettes was wondering what the object of their attention was before tuning into their actions, so for me it was less immediate as it prompted more thought than instant body-rapport.

I wonder if this is a case of you having a strong memory attached to the image that fills in the sounds and feeling and significance that are quite hard to read for us? (is it an illuminated installation or a hue-shifted spot light on a white wall? are they touching a surface like a balloon or waving their hands in the air?...)

thanks, nice ones

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Re: Haptic shots

Kurt, I love the chopper shot! Great perspective.

Here's one that I didn't take as I'm the subject but I always liked it. I was hanging outside a DC3 as 29 other jumpers were getting in position for a mass exit from 12,500 feet over Zephyrhills, Florida. On the command "GO", I jumped backwards and they exited the door eventually catching me in free fall.

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Kurt, I love the chopper shot! Great perspective.

Here's one that I didn't take as I'm the subject but I always liked it. I was hanging outside a DC3 as 29 other jumpers were getting in position for a mass exit from 12,500 feet over Zephyrhills, Florida. On the command "GO", I jumped backwards and they exited the door eventually catching me in free fall.



Please satisfy my curiosity. Have you ever felt fear and if so when and what did you fear?

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Whoah, Patmoore, I'm clinging tightly to my chair!
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Please satisfy my curiosity. Have you ever felt fear and if so when and what did you fear?

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That's hard to say. Five times in my 2000+ jumps my parachute opened only partially or not at all and I came down on my reserve. I don't know if what I experienced could be called fear but the situations certainly had my undivided attention!

Two nights ago I was driving home in a snowstorm and crested a hill to see a pair of headlights in my lane. Apparently a driver climbing the hill was spinning so the guy behind him tried to pass and started spinning himself. I stood on my antilock brakes and awaited the head on collision. The other guy managed to get out of the way enough for me to slide by safely. In retrospect, what I experienced was a curious detachment analyzing whether to trust the airbags head on or try to hop the curb and risk getting hit in the drivers side.

When young I met with a couple members of the Great Zacchinis in Florida and lobbied unsuccessfully for a chance to be shot from their cannon.

Sometime before I turn 70 I plan to travel to New Zealand to do the world's highest bungee jump.

I don't really want to slow down but the biggest drawback to aging is the injury rate. In all those years the worst injury I incurred was a torn ACL. In the past half dozen years I've broken my hand in a fall from one of my unicycles, and broken ribs, a foot, and torn the other ACL ski racing. My doctor has me taking Vitamin D regularly now and I've been injury free for two years. I did give up competing in the halfpipe on my snowboard.

Excuse me for getting so far off topic. We were discussing Haptic Shots. Not sure if this qualifies but it's one of my favorites. My little sister with my middle grandson.

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Patmoore I envy you. You are indeed a modern day pioneer.

The photograph is wonderful. The linked hands forming a cradle ensures the safety of the baby and the downward gaze with a hint of a smile says it all.
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