Bird's-Eye View

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© John Linton
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When I was but a lad I was climbing a large maple tree in the back yard and had almost made it to the top when I fell. I can still remember hitting limb after limb on the way to the ground. Those limbs saved my life.

Since then I have not had a love affair with heights. In fact I became afraid of them. Then I decided one day many years ago to try and get over it. I now find that if I just give myself enough time I can climb lighthouses and stand out on those railings to admire the view (from against the wall), admire the steep drop offs as the taxi driver descends Gibraltar’s Rock, and take shots like this one (quickly).

Balloon Safari, 400 feet in the air over San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S50 camera

picnik resize and Boost

11 December 2006

In the Visiting Vertigo photo essay.

46 responses

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Nice POV...very cool John

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    What a view!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Wow, what a shot! You have more nerve than I do!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Bet that was a good time, me I would be afraid of falling out, wonderful POV.

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    whoa! I feel like I'm going to fall right down and into the ground! :)

  • Berk Nash

    Berk Nash gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Clever shot John

  • Paolo Pizzimenti

    Paolo Pizzimenti (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Lucky you my friend..

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Cool shot. Yes, picnik is cool, eh? I just did the same.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    wow, your perspective is fabulous ! colors a great.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    never hear of Piknik, I'll check it out. Oh, and dizzying view!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Wow... Very impressive... And perfect view...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    Nice view from the top, lots going on, great...

  • Vicenç !!!

    Vicenç !!! gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    This is great John

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    John This is Fantastic!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Nice !!

  • Mike Edwards

    Mike Edwards gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Great look.

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    This rocks! and I read your comment on Polly's pic and you better not DARE think of deleting your jpg account!!! Whatever would we do without your cool shots, your fantastic sense of humour and your LYRICS???? You just stay put, mister!!

  • Rain Arnau

    Rain Arnau gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    uwow! superb shot. love this john.

  • Paolo G

    Paolo G gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    wow! So cool! Did you feel like you were watching a big version of Google Earth? ;-)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Cool! This is sooooooooo sweet!!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Wow love it

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    I'm terrified of heights and this almost made me puke! Good realism!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2008):

    nice shot!

  • Anna Batts

    Anna Batts gave props (25 Jun 2008):

    wow, sweet shot

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (30 Jun 2008):

    Xcellent image...

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath said (6 Aug 2008):

    this is cool cool cool!!!

  • James Wei

    James Wei   gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Truely incredible.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Mar 2009):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    awesome shot, John. great theme entry!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Excellent perspective on this!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    For a minute I thought it was MJ's Neverland!


    JOE FAILK gave props (22 Aug 2009):


  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    i remember this one...we talk about it...i mean i prop about i cant fav again...

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    cool! you got more guts than me. i'm trying to figure out how to get a great shot of something if i can make myself get up on a chair!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    is going to be HOT for sure, great shot John!

  • Michelle OKane

    Michelle OKane said (24 Aug 2009):


  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Cool capture!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    I had to see this again! Awesome entry for the theme! Wow, you were really high!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    whee! this makes me high! =)

  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    nice aerial view!

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Ooooh, It makes me feel dizzy! Great shot John!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    WOW John!! I am so glad you took your fear and met it head on. This is fantastic!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    This is a brilliant photo John. That is fantastic that you have been able to come to terms with your fear, another fabulous story John, you are really good at them.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    This is one of the best examples for the theme ...Not only is the image fantastic but what makes it even more special is that you conquered your fear of heights ...I love your stories too...Keep them up...You have a flair for writing as well.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    All of the above.....and much more!!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (27 Apr 2012):

    Dizzying & cool!

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