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September 2022 Challenge "Fear and Danger"


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Don't know why this topic came to mind, maybe it was all the talk, in another thread, about mule rides down steep cliffs. But have no fear, I think there is something for everyone.  I would like to see photos (up to 3 and must be on sale at Alamy) of anything that induces fear and/or danger.  It could be activities that people do, dangerous things, scary animals or insects...shock me with your photos!  Here are some examples I had.

 

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Good one, Michael. I loved the guitar image.

 

Here are my three dangerous offerings.

 

Is the photographer on the lunch menu?

 

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Sign of the times (unfortunately)
 
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Taking the plunge in Mazatlán
 
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Composite of a young boy jumping from a jetty into a crocodile mouth

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Jumping croc (this is the real thing, not a composite)

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Whipscorpion

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Just now, NYCat said:

I knew Gen would have some REALLY terrifying images.

 

Paulette

 

Ha ha !! 😂 For once, this is a theme where I struggled to select only 3. 😂

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Ok, here come some of mine:

 

A small Salt Water Crocodile:

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A scary funfair ride:

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And a crocodile safety sign on a beach in Darwin Australia:

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Good luck everyone, I can't wait to see your fears.

😉

 

 

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Checked my port and no images for Fear. A few for Danger but they are mostly signs. Will probably have to miss this comp. Will look further when I have more time. Good subject though. Might have to concentrate on taking pics around it.

 

Well done on your win Micheal.

 

Allan

 

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Paulette, do you know what I have in common with those big Alaskan grizzles? We both enjoy Pacific wild salmon. 

 

Yeah, Betty -- I don't have any scary pics either (with the possible exception of a self-portrait).

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Youths enjoying flying chair ride at funfair at Stow cum Quy Cambridgeshire Steam Rally

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Star flyer ride at Bridlington sea front funfair East Yorkshire

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Even Scarier

The HAND reaching for you.

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The two top images scare me.
 
Allan
 
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Three from me, all from the hills where fear and danger are occasionally encountered

 

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Jumping a crevasse in the Swiss Alps. This was on the fantastic five day traverse of the Monte Rosa massif. It doesn't look much from this picture but the crevasse was very deep and plenty wide enough. I was lucky to get this shot - I was first to jump and so I had to control the rope tension by moving backwards quickly when Helene jumped. The idea being to have as little slack in the rope in the event that she goes into the drop. I focussed on the icicles, had the camera at waist level on its strap and when she jumped I moved smartly back and fired. Three usable shots came out, of which this one is the best. It was a bit overexposed, one of those times you are really happy that you have the RAW file.

 

 

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Glacier movement practice in the French Alps. The dangers here are all to real, the ice is hard and brittle. You have to move with great care and with attention to the feet. Its all too easy to forget that you are wearing crampons and trip over your own feet, and hose crevasses are deep. 

 

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Again in the Swiss Alps, coming down the trade route on the Allalinhorn after going up the gorgeous Hohlaubgrat. The danger here is that of snow covered crevasses. On snow covered glaciers you have no idea if you are walking over a crevasse, so its best to assume that you are and act accordingly. As in the photo, plenty of rope and as little slack as possible so that the person falling doesn't pull the others off their feet. I went through a crevasse once (only waist deep as it was a narrow slot) and can personally vouch for the fact that you have exactly zero seconds warning and the same amount of time to react. My hair turns grey every time I see people in this kind of terrain with long coils of rope over their arms or the rope puddled between them dragging across the snow. Evenin this image the rope is looser than I would have it in this terrain.

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5 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

Three from me, all from the hills where fear and danger are occasionally encountered

 

a-lady-climber-leaping-a-large-crevasse-

 

Jumping a crevasse in the Swiss Alps. This was on the fantastic five day traverse of the Monte Rosa massif. It doesn't look much from this picture but the crevasse was very deep and plenty wide enough. I was lucky to get this shot - I was first to jump and so I had to control the rope tension by moving backwards quickly when Helene jumped. The idea being to have as little slack in the rope in the event that she goes into the drop. I focussed on the icicles, had the camera at waist level on its strap and when she jumped I moved smartly back and fired. Three usable shots came out, of which this one is the best. It was a bit overexposed, one of those times you are really happy that you have the RAW file.

 

 

a-roped-party-in-the-crevasses-of-glacie

 

Glacier movement practice in the French Alps. The dangers here are all to real, the ice is hard and brittle. You have to move with great care and with attention to the feet. Its all too easy to forget that you are wearing crampons and trip over your own feet, and hose crevasses are deep. 

 

figures-of-climbers-pass-a-large-crevass

 

Again in the Swiss Alps, coming down the trade route on the Allalinhorn after going up the gorgeous Hohlaubgrat. The danger here is that of snow covered crevasses. On snow covered glaciers you have no idea if you are walking over a crevasse, so its best to assume that you are and act accordingly. As in the photo, plenty of rope and as little slack as possible so that the person falling doesn't pull the others off their feet. I went through a crevasse once (only waist deep as it was a narrow slot) and can personally vouch for the fact that you have exactly zero seconds warning and the same amount of time to react. My hair turns grey every time I see people in this kind of terrain with long coils of rope over their arms or the rope puddled between them dragging across the snow. Evenin this image the rope is looser than I would have it in this terrain.

Colin, these are absolutely stunning! Amazing.

I think the rules should be changed so all 3 make it to the final. If not we’ll make somebody jump a crevasse as punishment.

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Anyone want to buy a shed? Buyer collects...   😁

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Sumatran tiger.

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Sidmouth Lifeboat crew and launch tractor driver.

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On 09/09/2022 at 09:37, Ed Rooney said:

 

Paulette, do you know what I have in common with those big Alaskan grizzles? We both enjoy Pacific wild salmon. 

 

Yeah, Betty -- I don't have any scary pics either (with the possible exception of a self-portrait).

I have a couple of alligators but they can’t beat Gen’s.

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I guess I did find a couple of pitiful entries. To a trick or treating child, these would be very scary.

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Expression of fear

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Expression of fear

 

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These are looking really good!!! Keep em coming! I am sorry that some feel they don't have anything that will work for this month's subject.  Fear, danger and scary can be a lot of things, I am open to creative interpretation.

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