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Behavioral Issues #1

Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 2 August 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

My downtown balcony is six floors up and faces West, taking in a wide panoramic urban view and plenty of sky. It is a favourite hangout for my wife and I. Recently on a beautiful Sunday early evening, she exclaimed and pointed toward the building shown in yesterday's image. We saw two male figures walking around the rooftop of this condo tower and getting dangerously close to the edge. Incredibly, one of the men climbed up onto one of the support arms for window washing "swing stages"... 414 feet above street level, standing at the peak of a very narrow triangular glass summit. I couldn't believe my eyes, fetched my camera, and took a series of photographs.


* This is a crop from a fully zoomed frame. Note the two birds wheeling above the thrill seeker, who has no wings.

Nikon D7200 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 500 140 mm

recklessness | thrill-seekers | toronto

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! very impressive and incredible ! the man has no vertigo )) excellent framing and capture of the two birds above him !

2 Aug 2018 6:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very close to being a stunt too far . .

2 Aug 2018 7:19am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce graphisme qui ne me donne pas envie de me pendre mais de sauter en franchissant tous les obstacles

2 Aug 2018 8:25am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh...that was risky indeed !

2 Aug 2018 3:29pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Yah, actually, I noticed the birds first because I was scrolling down!! EEGADS as my dear mom used to explain....An amazing and startling image, all at ince! It kinda makes you wonder (no lyrical puns intended) what the heck goes through people's mind!! This is a truly dramatic and eye opening shot, Rick....
p-s we were in Burlington, Vermont area when all the madness went down in Danforth.....I still have not gotten over it....my heartfelt blessings to you and your wife ....so sorry this happened to Toronto <3

2 Aug 2018 5:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wonder what he was on. Maybe just adrenalin. An excellent capture of his behavior.

2 Aug 2018 5:15pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I know my limits and this is well beyond it! No wonder window washers make so much money.

2 Aug 2018 6:14pm