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Old 06-07-2008, 03:12 PM
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would you risk it to get this shot?

i found this in a magazine i bought for the cover story..i don't know how wide the platform she's standing on but i don't see any sort of safety lines at all, so one wrong step or a gust of wind could be disastrous...
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:56 AM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

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i found this in a magazine i bought for the cover story..i don't know how wide the platform she's standing on but i don't see any sort of safety lines at all, so one wrong step or a gust of wind could be disastrous...
That appears to be the Chrysler Building in NYC. So I cannot quite figure out where the photog is! OH! the answer to your question is no!
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

And wearing heels? No way!
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:43 PM
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I'd say it was a composite. That accounts for the 'hazardous' model position, but doesn't explain where the photographer who shot the building was.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:34 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

Huh, i wish but it's not that eazy to get permission i guess...The camera is most likely(i'm pretty sure) on the "external arm".
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:36 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

here's another reference to this image:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-c...le-200802.html

http://www.afterimagegallery.com/loengardleibovitz.htm

http://www.gallerym.com/work.cfm?ID=982
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:07 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

This is in no way to criticize anyone's lack of knowledge of the roots of our photo world but first you should look up Margaret Bourke White who stood upon those gargoyles in 1934ish, (not completely sure of the date.) And for those of you who don't recognize the female in this remake of the photo - shame, shame, shame. Look up the name Annie Liebovitz. Does this ring a bell? I believe she did the assignment for Smithsonian Magazine, (again, not positive). I'll give you half credit for not knowing her in that setting as she is best known for her whimsical portraits of the "beautiful people" of our world. She is an amazing shooter.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:52 PM
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Ah, now all is clear. And I'm no Annie Liebowitz or Margaret Bourke White. No way you'd get me out there.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

If you look closely, there appears to be a safety line tied to her right ankle (the one left-most in the photograph).

However ... line or no line, no one would get me out on that gargoyle (I am, of course, afraid of heights). I would find another spot to shoot the shot from. Just looking at that picture made my legs tingle with the anxiety of being up that high without a rail.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:56 PM
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Re: would you risk it to get this shot?

I've found myself in precarious positions often while trying to get "the shot"...but this is way beyond what I would do to get a photo.
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