Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Look Straight Down - Thematic Photography

The danger is, as you get older, that you may not see your feet when you look straight down. However I do have shots that will qualify, some from years ago.

Looking down from St Rule's Tower, St Andrews - c1956/7
Moving on about 20 years to Norway I was looking down again.

1000 feet down to the water close to the Pulpit Rock, Lysefjord
The Pulpit Rock (Prekestolen) has a vertical drop of 1982 feet (604m) down to the fjord.

Much more mundane is the shot I took looking at a drain last winter.

Iced Drain
When we were at Richmond Castle last week I baulked at climbing the narrow spiral staircase to the top - that would have been an ideal place to look straight down. So I have had to settle for this view from the walls.

Bridge over the River Swale from the Castle wall

Of course if you are not careful someone may catch you looking straight down.

Danger strimmer at work!
No, I wasn't whacking weeds.

For other wacky shots looking straight down visit Carmi at Thematic-photographic-305.


Karen S. said...

Now you have me quite curious as to what were you doing with the strimmer?! I like your selection of Looking straight down, your countryside is so lovely. But your humor is what I really come to see!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks like a healthy hike down to the fjord, Bob. AND BACK!

You inspired me to look up fjord fishing.

Alexia said...

Bob, that first shot is so beautiful - all the elements made me look and look. The waves at the cliffs, the headstones, the towers, the chimneys - I love it!

I suffer from vertigo to some extent, so that second shot is not my favourite :)

Gilly said...

That first black and white shot is really superb! Lovely shadows. And I love the iced drain too - sort of thing we miss unless we are looking where our feet are going!!

Catherine said...

Now you have me thinking - I must have some shots looking down from castles and towers, from our visit to the UK in 2007.
There are not many tall buildings left here in Christchurch (NZ) to look down from :(

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Beautiful shots! As I don't like heights, I'm sure I would have balked at that spiral staircase, too. :)

Barbara said...

I love your beautiful shots. They allow me to visit faraway places and histortical times.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love the first shot! Also, I've never seen a drain freeze up like that. Quite lovely and interesting in its own way.