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sitting at the edge of the rock out off the cliff, and for some people they are very scared of going so close to the edge...
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sitting at the edge of the rock out off the cliff, and for some people they are very scared of going so close to the edge
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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick June 24, 2016
Excellent photo. A very scary position.
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iwangroot December 20, 2016
important to have respect for nature while doing this stuff and not be an idiot, another time i came here in the night i brought rope =D
andinorwich
 
andinorwich October 31, 2016
noooooooooooooooooooooo! gives me the heebie Jeebies just looking at it! WELL DONE!
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iwangroot December 20, 2016
Hehe, well rather you be afraid then be an idiot that falls off something like this =D
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Paulacook144 December 20, 2016
Wow you never get me to sit on that rock. Great image well seen and handled.
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iwangroot December 20, 2016
Well hope you just enjoy seeing it even though you dont dare go out on it. and I dont blame you, be safe =D
cillas
 
cillas December 21, 2016
Fantasic picture I LOVE IT!!!! Not sure if i will be able to sit on that ledge. I will only know when I am there. Weather permitting. he!he!!
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iwangroot April 12, 2017
Thanks, be safe and don't risk it anyways even with good weather an accident can happen so only do what you are comfortable
jenibrown
 
jenibrown January 26, 2017
Wow what a unique perspective, I think I'd be too chicken to sit up there :)
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iwangroot April 12, 2017
Thanks, its is important to know your own limits , so good to admit what you can and can't do
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos April 12, 2017
Great scene and backdrop, excellent image.
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iwangroot April 12, 2017
Thank you, really like it too
Aljawashe
 
Aljawashe May 01, 2017
Awesome shot
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Safetygal March 30, 2018
One brave soul, sitting out on the ledge like that, but definitely a very cool shot!!
brianmerry
 
brianmerry April 12, 2018
Whoa!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This Rock is called Johan Skytt,and is located above the village of Alnes which you see below and behind me in the photo. Alnes is a village on the island of Godøya Right outside of Ålesund and takes a half hour to drive to from the city sentrum. To get to the island you need to take 3 underwater tunnels and a bridge and another regular tunnel to this side of the island. Hiking up to this point takes about 45 minutes from the town chapel.This village is most famously known for its light house the Alnes Fyr. The most photographed Lighthouse in Norway.
Time
This was in late spring after a small snow and was about 5 or 6 in the afternoon on an overcast day though a sunset would make it more magical. I like regular light as well as long it isn't too harsh. =D
Lighting
I took the light available and bracketed with what I got but with even lighting I had no complaints.
Equipment
Canon 550d with the Sigma art 18-35 paired with a surui tripod. Very Simple set up, but what I didn't special here was tying my tripod to a rock as I was very close to the edge so I made sure I was secure and the camera while positioning it. especially since there was a recent snow and it was so close to the edge I dont want to be a photographer that fell off a mountain to catch a photo. so if Im on a trip I know I might be going close to an edge I bring my climbing rope.
Inspiration
I found out about the image on google, hehe even though it is close by. but most of the images I found weren't very flattering of the location so I wanted to do it justice. But since my planning of the image several photographers from the area I admire have also captured some nice images from the location.
Editing
Though none of them have a composition like this. because I really wanted to be looking up to the model (myself) in the image rather than downward. I wanted to give a size for the rock and this angle while having the village below and not to the side. but that was not possible without going even closer to the edge than I dared. So I ended up taking an image of the background and sequence for the foreground and model and seamlessly combined the two compositions into one.
In my camera bag
The last year it has just been my canon 550d sigma art 18-35mm and surui tripod along with some yongnuo flashes, extra SD cards, rope, steal wool, and survival kit.
Feedback
be safe, and if you ever feel you dont have 100 percent control take safe measures, and use rope or dont take the image. No picture is worth dying for. Do what I did rather and combine images to tell the story than sacrificing your safety. and learn how to retouch a rope away if need be. I didn't need to do that here. When having a model in your landscape trying to get nice curves or straight lines in the pose, the more angles the better as it helps differentiate the limbs from the body and brings more life to the image. and get little nooks of negative space in there as well =D. Look for treasures on google maps and images before going to a place to find out what is there as well to learn what you should do different so you are not copying what others have already done.

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