I recently posted about phobias on my personal blog. Heights is my big phobia. I added a video by a pair of loons (and I use that word affectionately) who climbed to the top of a tall crane. That was itself at the top of an unfinished skyscraper. Madness. It turns out that they aren’t just into climbing, but really into their photography as well, as I found out when reading a recent entry on the 500px blog. They give a little bit of background to that video – well worth the read. I liked the following exchange best:
What were you feeling during your first climb?
Unsurprisingly, I felt complete delight. You could see the whole city, and the people below me looked like ants.
Delight? Quite, quite mad. I reckon most photographers do like to try and get a vantage point to get a shot. A little extra altitude always helps. These guys take it to the extreme and their photos are absolutely awe inspiring. Although I definitely wouldn’t label them as one trick ponies. There’s quite a diverse range of photography on their sites. You can check out their 500px accounts by clicking here and here.