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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 15 01:00 AM

July 15th, 2017: Hoy Vey

Tried a new wine. Like it. All gone. Me too.



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captainhook455  Saturday Jul 15 07:01 AM

I have ridden a motorcycle in NYC. That was scary enough for me not at the time. I was younger and dumb. Slack lining is getting popular. One slip though....



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 15 10:46 AM

First he had to climb that 450 ft rock carrying the other end and anchor it.



BigV  Saturday Jul 15 11:13 AM

obviously for the adrenaline, right, and for the selfie/hold my camera and watch this... sure.

But ... how much adrenaline can you take and not spontaneously combust?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 15 11:24 AM

Doesn't matter, if he combusts he'll be even more famous.
If it was just for adrenaline there would be no reason for cameras.
The odd thing is there is nobody on the rock to hold his beer?



Diaphone Jim  Saturday Jul 15 12:56 PM

Good IOTD, but I am feeling contrary today.
The headline on the link says "Scottish Daredevil..." He is German.
I wonder how the perspective in the pic gets so screwy: 450 feet high and 600feet long. Daredevil must be around 125 feet tall.
He also has a safety belt attached to the highline. Might pee his pants if he falls, but won't die.



captainhook455  Saturday Jul 15 02:06 PM

The safety belt is nice, but the slack line must be secure, because it is a looooooooooong way down.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 15 11:29 PM

Actually the headline says, A Scottish Daredevilís Tight-Rope.... Could have belong to a Scottish daredevil and the German used it.



Gravdigr  Sunday Jul 16 12:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
I wonder how the perspective in the pic gets so screwy: 450 feet high and 600feet long. Daredevil must be around 125 feet tall.
Telephoto compression, maybe?


SPUCK  Sunday Jul 16 04:42 AM

600 feet you say? Notice this end is visible on the right and he's only a few feet from it. Probably why he looks big.

I still think he's foolish and stoopid because no one thinks about the forces they're applying to the anchor points. I'd guess his weight and the rope amount to more than two tons of tension.. Two tons of pull at the top of a 450 foot tall moment arm made of dirt and plants. He's really lucky he didn't pull the whole thing down.



Diaphone Jim  Sunday Jul 16 11:58 AM

You are sort of right, Bruce, the headline says: "A Scottish Daredevil’s Tight-Rope Walk across..." meaning the rope made the walk with no Germans involved.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 16 03:43 PM

Well no Germans in the headline, but history has taught the UK the Germans are always lurking in the wings.



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Diaphone Jim  Sunday Jul 16 06:18 PM

A little longer and easier to visualize version:

http://www.onenewspage.com/video/201...-the-Ocean.htm



Snakeadelic  Tuesday Jul 18 09:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
Good IOTD, but I am feeling contrary today.
I wonder how the perspective in the pic gets so screwy: 450 feet high and 600feet long. Daredevil must be around 125 feet tall.
Look how close he is to the photographer, how thick the rope appears at the near end and how it vanishes almost entirely from view at the spire end. He's only a few strides from done, and that's what my artist brain is telling me is screwing up the perspective. Things like this were what gave the production teams their ideas for forced-perspective use in movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where a specially-constructed "wagon" was used to make Frodo look so much smaller than Gandalf at the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring. They were actually sitting like 6 or 8 feet apart!


Diaphone Jim  Wednesday Aug 16 12:54 PM

When I was new to IOTD, there was a quote from a younger Bruce that I still both chuckle and cringe at.
It was about spelunking photos (11/20/08) and applies to this thread and the one about high honey a couple of weeks ago.
You ready?
"Just like getting a BJ from grandma... don't look down."



Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 16 02:27 PM

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