Postcards from the Edge

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© John Linton
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There I was at Hoover Dam along with hundreds of other tourists walking the road across the dam (soon to be replaced by the new bridge they're building) when I saw that no one was watching me...and I was looking at the "DANGER KEEP OFF WALL" sign...and I was thinking that if I just climbed up on the wall I'd be able to hang over the edge and look straight down about 700 feet...and maybe I'd get a cool pic...and fortunately Brenda had walked off so she wouldn't see me doing this...and...and right after I took the shot I had this awkward moment when I thought good thing no one came along...and...

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24 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    awkward entry

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Been there, done that, but my pics weren't as daring! LOL

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    working without a net....anyway....really nice image!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    You're brave JL.....and the reward is in the image - terrific ~ !

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    you got some great images... and you got you some _____ cause you would not catch me trying the same. I dont' like climbing up more than one rung on a ladder!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    So.....were you arrested, or just reprimanded? Great shot, but I'm with Gail....heights are not my friend!!

  • Stef LePape

    Stef LePape said (11 Sep 2010):

    just hope that slide doesn't turn into a razor blade while your going down it. :)

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    very nice!!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Really cool diptych!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    crazy cool!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    What a great mind at play and work.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Very cool!!!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    cool interpretation of the theme

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Sep 2010):

    Uughggh...just got vertigo!! But John you got the shot!! You'll have to try skateboarding.....d o w n....next time.....just for the hell of it!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    OMG John!! You are totally crazy!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    LOL!!!!!! This is so great!!! Now that is a photographer for you!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    Awkward and dangerous moment,,great collage and entry

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    Wonderful POV! Don't do that again!!!! I don't want to read about you in the paper.

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    naughty you, lol, you took a chance and got an excellent shot out of it !!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    oo la la.. scary! Great captures too!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    I get the chills reading of your adventure - you'll do anything for a great capture!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    You're so brave!!! What a breathtaking view!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    yes, I could feel what you were feeling then. Scary pov, John. Thanks though for sharing this photo. It was just coincidence that the company I work for is the designer of that bridge, HDR,Inc.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    eeeeeek!

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