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Dont Try This at Home<br><b>2nd Place</b>
September 1990 Jeff Hall

Don't Try This at Home
2nd Place

Grand Canyon

I was watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon in September 1990 when I spotted these two kids on the pinnacle. I was lucky enough to have my Canon T90 Loaded with Velvia and mounted with an FD 300mm f/4 Lens on a tripod. I wondered how they got there and how they were going to get back. Then they jumped. One after the other as easily as I step up on a curb.

Canon T90 ,Canon FD 300mm f/4,Fujichrome Velvia

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Jeff Hall02-Jul-2004 05:49
Thanks for all your comments and your votes. This image was all about being in the right place at the right time with my gear ready. I could not have anticpated it nor could I repeat it. Sometimes we just get lucky!

Jeff Hall 01-Jul-2004 20:33
SOME people [pause for effect] don't feel they are living unless they put their lives on the line... I guess these folk belong to that category. Nice shot - good timing! The slow shutter speed works very well here. --Olaf
Defining Imagery Photography30-Jun-2004 04:13
Ok, THAT made me sick to my stomach! Please tell me you're putting us on! Can anyone really be that insane? YIKES!!! Incredible shot! ~ Lonnit
Anna Yu26-Jun-2004 06:31
That gives me the creeps. Nice capture, good thing you had your camera ready.
Canon DSLR Challenge25-Jun-2004 04:02
This scarey, but fascinating, image is really great. You really get the feeling of helplessness from the leaper and and wonder about the "have lept" figure on the right. The pic would be funny, if one didn't feel the gravity of of the situation. Shu
Debbi In California24-Jun-2004 20:34
I got chills just looking at these kids!!! This proves it...always have your camera ready!
Georgia Roessler24-Jun-2004 15:28
Holy Cow! I'm NOT trying this at home!
Incredible capture!
Scott Hopkins24-Jun-2004 06:39
All I can say is WOW!!!

Great shot