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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Stop and smell the roses.

(seen from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Bristol Gorge, England)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Stop and smell the roses.

(seen from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Bristol Gorge, England)

 

 

 

comments (36)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2014, 00:41
You don't often see rock climbers in socks, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: I guess you'd know more about that than I, Ray?! I'll take your word for it. At least here in the Netherlands I NEVER see them! smile
He is looking very relaxed. Taking time to smell the beautiful wild flowers.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Michael, after looking at my other shots of him, I don't think he knew what to do next. Or...he really WAS stopping to smell the roses!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2014, 04:44
He often wonder if these people have a camera with them, so often they come to places where 'normal' people don't come.
Amazing how your camrea picked this one up, he was like a fly on the wall, so to speak.
Great shot have a great day today smile
Ginnie Hart: I remember I never saw him at all until you pointed him out to me, MLMA, so, yes, I was very glad my little camera picked him out. I'll never forget that walk!
A very good catch then, Ginnie! Your camera and skills continue to impress!
Ginnie Hart: It's almost all the camera, Elizabeth! I never saw this guy until Astrid pointed him out. I kept asking "Where, Where??" I was really glad my "miracle" camera finally picked him out at 1045 mm. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 05:24
People do this all the time Ginnie, I admire their madness
Ginnie Hart: Different strokes for different folks, Chris, I know. It's the perfect place for THIS "stroke."
you reached in pretty well here Ginnie, nice shot and nice message too
Ginnie Hart: That little camera works wonders, Ayush. And to think I never saw him till Astril pointed him out...he was that far away. Thanks.
Love the shot of him and the rigging with the row of wildflowers behind him Ginnie... great composition... and title....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! smile
no no no, get the heck down from there!!!! skeering me, Ginnie, and were you up there too taking that pic? sheesh
Ginnie Hart: We were on the suspension bridge looking out over the gorge, Elaine. Needless to say, I felt much safer! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2014, 06:53
Yes, I recall the steep, rough rocks on this side of Brunel's Bridge - enchallenging for climbers! I like your funny title!
Ginnie Hart: It is such a beautiful view of the gorge, Philine, isn't it. Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 06:57
This looks so precarious, Ginnie, makes me feel dizzy thinking about him. Great shot with your wonder camera!
Ginnie Hart: I have to agree with your assessment, Lisl. It's not my kind of fun, I'm afraid. (sigh) But, yes, I'm very glad I was able to "catch" him with that little camera. I never even saw him till Astrid pointed him out to me.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk; where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 07:18
Nice dry rocks ... plenty of hand holds ... plenty of friction on the rocks easy peasy

I spent a couple of years in my youthful years doing crazy things on basic slabs of rock like this one. Great fun at the time ... but a case of been there, done that, now move on.
Ginnie Hart: Sounds like you've learned to be sensible, Richard. LOL. grin
Seems east enough. What could possibly go wrong?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Michael!
He looks as if he has got himself in a mess with his ropes Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: He did look like he wasn't sure what to do next, Bill, to be honest.
What a lovely clear shot from a distance Ginnie, well spotted and well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Scotia. That little miracle camera knows how to fetch things from afar! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:11
I can't help thinking of the many people who have died or injured themselves in falls here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I wondered about that, Chad. It wouldn't be hard to do!
Not a chance today , more like smelly nappies .
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Choices, choices, choices. smile
I am not sure that this climber took time to smell the flavor of the roses but what is important it is the quality of this image and the handled subject that we do not often see on sites photo.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Marie. This little camera is quite a "miracle" camera at reaching the far distances. I've been very happy with it. Merci.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:43
Les choses sérieuses vont commencer
JP
Ginnie Hart: I hope so, JP. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:44
I like he has other things on his mind than the roses. He has probably just realised that his rope is not attached to him after all smile
Ginnie Hart: He did seem a bit confused, Alan. smile
You didn't join him then Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, not this time, Suzanne. grin
  • Lurch
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 09:44
Oh dear not my kind of fun!! Me and heights don't mix.. Lovely capture
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Musketeer. I remember that about you!!! smile
Oh my goodness. That is so steep there. I got a vertigo attack just driving through there in March.
Ginnie Hart: It's almost a 90-degree slope up or down, Pauline, isn't it!
You should visit Cheddar Gorge one day, G!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, LC, I have been there! It, too is spectacular, indeed.
fantastic capture.. but I don't think I have the gots to do this Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Not anymore for me either, Ronky!!!
Has he stopped to smell the roses?
Ginnie Hart: I'm not even sure he knows how to untangle himself, Mary, let alone to smell the roses.
He seems having problems with his ropes Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: He did seem a bit "lost" for what to do next, Richard. I hope he eventually figured it out!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2014, 12:53
The rope ran a knot and now he has to sort it out. He hasn't even got a rucksack with some beers. Must be all dried out.
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully he figured it all out before it got dark, Louis! smile
Glad to see he's wearing head protection. Never understood why a lot of climbers go with bare legs, though. Perhaps it gives them more traction to feel the rough surface of the rocks.

Your Canon really delivers a nice crisp image from quite a distance, Ginnie. Love the wild flowers growing in the crevice.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Beverly. Some things are no-brainers!!!

And thanks for the camera compliment. I have been very happy with it, especially for my kind of far-away photography (like weathervanes!). smile
Hope he doesn't need to untie one end of the rope in order to sort out the tangle!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian! (UGH)
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2014, 15:33
It looks very relaxed - how high is this point, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Wiki says it's 700 feet (213 m) wide and 300 feet (91 m) deep. BIG. That's all I know!
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 6 Aug 2014, 18:04
That is a lot of trouble to go to to smell the roses - but then Englishmen are often very very eccentric!
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't have said it better, Mike. grin
Time for tea?
Ginnie Hart: I bet you just nailed it, Tom!
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2014, 02:10
Looks like fun!

My blog has been doing strange things but I hope to have the comments section working again....technology is great when it works.
Ginnie Hart: Rats. It still says I need to be logged on to leave a comment. (sigh)
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2014, 02:46
Tells the story!!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Bonnie. LOTS of stories, I think. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Aug 2014, 23:34
Rather him than me!!

Great photo though.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Cherry...and thanks.
Not only a great capture, but the title is PERFECT!
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, Robin! Thank you.

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