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NancyP

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2018, 01:19:15 PM »

People forget that many of the spectacular photographs that are taken at cliff edges or other hazardous spots are taken by photographers who prepare for disaster - photographer is wearing a climbing harness and has both a good anchor point and some help - and the photographer is an experienced climber in the first place. Adventure photographers generally seem to start as skilled adventure sport participants, who then develop some photography expertise. Not vice versa.
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2018, 12:12:44 AM »

Yesterday, a 53 year old woman was killed after falling 50 ft from a cliff on a rock ledge at Cape Spears, the most easterly point in America. She and her sister came to Newfoundland from Chicago to watch the sunrise. Not sure if any photography was involved.
 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/incident-at-cape-spear-1.4799010

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2018, 12:52:16 AM »

I just came back from a trip to a lot of the national parks in the southwest USA in high areas like Canyonlands, Grand Canyon etc.  I can;t believe how many people stand close by or jump up and down near the cliffs.  My heart was in my throat for these people.  I didn't get closer than ten feet if no fence.  I'm chicken. 

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2018, 11:10:36 AM »

People forget that many of the spectacular photographs that are taken at cliff edges or other hazardous spots are taken by photographers who prepare for disaster - photographer is wearing a climbing harness and has both a good anchor point and some help - and the photographer is an experienced climber in the first place. Adventure photographers generally seem to start as skilled adventure sport participants, who then develop some photography expertise. Not vice versa.

And it's these adventure adrenalin seekers that we here about getting themselves killed or seriously injured almost daily. Should we all be poking fun at them? 
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2018, 12:58:33 PM »

And it's these adventure adrenalin seekers that we here about getting themselves killed or seriously injured almost daily. Should we all be poking fun at them? 

Nobody is poking fun of anybody here, just pointing out that stupid is stupid, and that is a serious statement. There is a difference between calculated risk (in case of highly trained "adrenalin seekers") and stupid risk.

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2018, 10:22:36 PM »

Nobody is poking fun of anybody here, just pointing out that stupid is stupid, and that is a serious statement. There is a difference between calculated risk (in case of highly trained "adrenalin seekers") and stupid risk.

So are you "stupid is stupid" when driving and looking at your phone? Are you "stupid is stupid" when you speed, drive after a few drinks etc...

Do you calculate these risks when you take them?

Stupid is stupid.

Oh...and those statements about natural selection is not poking fun?
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2018, 11:09:30 PM »

... Oh...and those statements about natural selection is not poking fun?

No, just a shrewd observation.

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« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2018, 09:36:24 AM »

No, just a shrewd observation.

Glad you think so. I guess you would make the same claim if someone close to you died in a crash while texting.
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2018, 09:03:36 AM »

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2018, 10:27:13 AM »

A tragedy. Very sad and also very stupid. A think can be both sad and stupid.
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »

We should outlaw selfies.  They're dangerous to your health. :)

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2018, 01:10:30 PM »

According to some reports, selfies now lead to more deaths around the world than shark attacks.

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2018, 01:20:09 PM »

According to some reports, selfies now lead to more deaths around the world than shark attacks.

The worst of both worlds ;)

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2018, 02:51:15 PM »

The worst of both worlds ;)
Good one.
Did you direct the shark to smile?   ;)
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2018, 05:20:08 PM »

The worst of both worlds ;)

That is definitely in poor taste... I can't believe that shark is enjoying the taste of that selfie stick!!!  ;)
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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2018, 07:12:19 PM »

The worst of both worlds ;)
Is it a genuine iPhone or some Android copy?

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2018, 01:56:46 AM »

A California woman slipped and fell to her death while taking selfies at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, according to National Park Service officials.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/21/pictured-rocks-death-tu-thanh-nguyen-lake-superior/1382807002/

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »

Totally unrelated to this thread, but I've just come across this t-shirt ;)

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Re: Girl killed while posing at the Seven Sisters clifftop
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2018, 05:07:17 PM »

Death by selfie seems to have attracted the attention of (a subset of) the scientific community and the researchers involved in a study have made a proposal "to define "no selfie zones" in hazardous sightseeing areas, such as along bodies of water, mountain peaks, and the tops of tall buildings."

We are all looking forward to seeing additional signs on famous sightseeing spots!

Cheers,

Fabien
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