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Has photography lead you to being in a dangerous situation?

joshwa Plus
12 927 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 8:34AM
Has photography lead you to being in a dangerous situation?

Such as the tide coming in
or shooting on a cliff edge
Getting too close to a dangerous animal
Or been harassed by people?
Big Bri 22 16.7k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 8:41AM
yes, yes, yes, only the authorities Grin
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
30 Jan 2020 8:49AM
Only once...when the wife found the receipt showing the true price of the 5Diii I had recently bought...Blush
brian1208 19 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 9:00AM
only in a work situation in the dim distant past (Pentax k1000 with a "Potato Masher" flash), too much time dangling off cradles suspended over a 30m drop into a 1.5m wide annulus of large storage tanks (very Hitchcockian) or walking around the insides of large ship storage tanks with bits falling from overhead.

The worst I've had since retiring is being caught out by a monster wave when busily shooting windsurfing during Storm Brian, I heard a dragging noise which I thought was a surfboard being blown along the beach, turned to look for it and was promptly hit by the wave which broke over me, thank goodness the Olympus system is "splash proof" Wink
altitude50 18 23.5k United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 9:34AM
Every time I walk along a pavement or pedestrianised area or stop to use my camera I have cyclists or skateboarders coming up behind me without warning, about 1 in 5 cars refuse to stop for pedestrians at three local pedestrian crossings. Now the authorities want to legalise electric scooters!
Soon I will stop walking & use the car exclusively.
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 11:08AM
Shooting near moving traffic is one where you want to watch all around you, either light trails on a traffic island, or accross a crossing where cyclists are all gathering waiting for the lights to change.

The light jump cyclists make their own danger daily -

30 Jan 2020 11:14AM
I have fallen over twice when moving whilst looking through the viewfinder and stepped on an uneven surface. I even took a photo once as I was going down! But never any serious damage.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.8k 30 England
30 Jan 2020 1:50PM
Standing right on the very edge of a cliff at Beachy Head to get a shot of the person and foreground cliffs. At least I wasn't taking a selfie as they hadn't been invented then. The pic isn't even that good, but it was taken a very, very, very long time ago on Ciba and scanned. I wouldn't do it again.


richmowil Plus
14 508 3 England
30 Jan 2020 3:34PM

Quote:Only once...when the wife found the receipt showing the true price of the 5Diii I had recently bought...Blush

Me too - Price of a 500 F4 for me!!
NeilSchofield Plus
16 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 3:56PM
Almost stepped on a five foot snake two days ago inches short with boot

Instinctively jumped up retreated only to discover it hadn’t moved and was in fact dead

Day after walked along a ridge no problems but when returning saw the path was right next to a large well at ground level with thirty foot drop which I hadn’t noticed on way out
30 Jan 2020 9:19PM
Years Zimbabwe at the Victoria falls...I confess to climbing over a low fence to get closer to the edge of things...not appreciating it was possibly wet/slippery grass...with a hell of a long drop into the mess below...wife commented something like...”Here he goes again..” knows me too well...Tongue
As Chris commentated above...I wouldn’t do it again....Smile
peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2020 7:03AM
Behind a viewfinder we can be oblivious to what is going on around us: I can only confess to going flying on a particularly slippery wet rock in Mull, luckily all that was hurt was a few bruises and a smashed lens hood which cushioned my camera and lens.
31 Jan 2020 9:01AM
Commentated...? commented...Blush
Chrism8 16 1.0k 33 England
31 Jan 2020 3:44PM
Potentially risky, standing at the end of Bride Norton runway with a Herc and C17 coming into land about 20ft above my head, Hoping the pilot is concentrating on reaching the threshold of the runway about 30ft the other side of the fence I'm backed onto to deflect the jet blast.
Carabosse Plus
20 43.7k 270 England
31 Jan 2020 3:53PM
Wandering onto the runway of an RAF airfield upon which there were military planes revving up their engines.

I was lucky not to get shot! Wink

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