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Mega Drop


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

If you want to spend good money on climbing 131 ft (40 m) into the sky,
and then just drop to the ground, be my guest!
(taken from the nearby ferris wheel)

I DON'T THINK SO!


Mega Drop


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

If you want to spend good money on climbing 131 ft (40 m) into the sky,
and then just drop to the ground, be my guest!
(taken from the nearby ferris wheel)

I DON'T THINK SO!


comments (47)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Nov 2009, 00:56
No thanks!

Brilliant image, though.
Ginnie Hart: I bet a lot of us are in the same boat, Ray! smile Thanks.
It looks like a kind of human Eiffel Tower... (I wonder if anyone loses their wallet during the drop!)
Ginnie Hart: Wallet, cell phone, keys, you name it. Actually, I think they make you take off your glasses. Everything else happens so fast it probably doesn't have a chance to move. grin Thanks, Larry.
i wouldn't pay good money for ANY ride, i don't think being scared is enjoyable lol i really like this shot tho!!
Ginnie Hart: Are you afraid of heights, Elaine? If not, you'd love the Sky Lift and the ferris wheel, right? smile Very sedate and calming! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 4 Nov 2009, 01:38
Now I can cope with this great fun.
Ginnie Hart: Did I hear you right, Vintage...you CAN cope with this now?? What happened!! grin
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Nov 2009, 02:19
Ginnie Hart: OMG, JIM! I have seen Rodin's Gates of Hell up close and personal at his museum in Paris. It is totally awesome and, yes, is a good parallel to this Fair ride. I'm beginning to see how your mind works. grin Thanks a million for your comment. That means a lot to me. I see it meant a lot to Astrid as well. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2009, 05:47
Amazing picture....HA I am a daredevil, but no thanks, I will use the money on something else, the thing is I always calculate in the force what it will give on the body, like back, neck, maybe I think too much wink.
You did so well and when I opened the link of Jude, you will be in heaven, I will watch the rest in the weekend, it is 30 minutes, we both love Rodin.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, MLMA, I'm a daredevil, too, and enjoy heights...but the idea of dropping does not sound like fun! And to think you have to trust that the brakes will work BEFORE you hit bottom! Well, I guess the entire Fair is an exercise in faith, right?! grin I watched the first part of JIM's Rodin link and remembered seeing his Gates of Hell a couple years ago. It is awesome and a great parallel to this Fair ride! Happy Hump Day.
Not for me tongue People pay to do this!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly my sentiments, Bill!
the good thing is
everyone is facing outward
in case somebody pukes.
p.s. i love the look on their faces!
Ginnie Hart: It happens so fast, Seraphine, I have a feeling it's after they hit bottom that they then puke! Once their stomachs come back down to where they belong! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Nov 2009, 06:59
Hahaha- and I hear the people crying....! A fine perspective and a special pic! I saw attractions like the depicturedone on our seasonal fairs, but never experienced that (ferris wheel is a fine experience!)
Ginnie Hart: That moment of suspense at the top, Philine, may be worse than the actual drop? I hope to never find out! You and I are on the same page about the ferris wheel. I can handle that! smile
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2009, 07:03
This is where your stomach leaves your body for a few seconds(but feels like forever).
Cool capture Musketeer smile
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Musketeer, but I have always wanted to hang-glide...but NEVER to fall out of a plane to then later pull a parachute cord. As long as the air is tugging at whatever I'm hanging onto, I'm fine. smile Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 Nov 2009, 07:07
Tried it once, lost its impact when they made me take my glasses off sad
Ginnie Hart: Wait. Are you saying it's all in the eyes and not in the stomach, Tony?? Hmmmm. Now that's interesting.
C'mon, Ginnie.. where is your sense of adventure? I've done this on the one at the top of the Stratospeher Tower in Las Vegas.. now that is scary!
Ginnie Hart: Be my guest, Alan. It's all yours. grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2009, 08:18
Just the thing to do after a hearty meal Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It's funny that you say that, Chris, because one of the early strategies at the Fair for Nicholas and me is to decide what are the scariest rides and do them first before we eat! grin HA! You have to pay attention to such things.
and they paid money as well ..... gawd.

great shot though.

richard
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. Not on MY life! smile Thanks.
Better them than me Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Richard. Thanks.
not my kind of fun, I hate these attractions
Ginnie Hart: They're fun to watch...but not to do! Thanks, Chantal.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2009, 09:27
Brilliant, Ginnie - looks like some weird monster with many legs. I totally agree with you - hy pay good money to have your stomach drop to the floor!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Some tings we just have to be sensible about, Ingrid, right?! smile Thanks.
Rather them than me I think.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. My sentiment as well!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2009, 10:28
Not on your nelly!

Your desaturated treatment makes it look like a Victorian curiousity carved from wood ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree...NOT FOR ME! Thanks, Mike. I quite like the idea of this being carved from wood...kinda like a totem pole. smile
beautiful sculpture wink and full of sensations
great capture , Ginnie, your place was better than them smile
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how we all know what this would feel like, Jean-Luc. Some are more daring than others, I guess. I wonder if age has anything to do with it?! smile Merci.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2009, 10:38
Err, no!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ellie! Exactly.
I don't think so either.
Ginnie Hart: After all, we do have to be sensible some of the time! grin Thanks, Mary, for commenting.
Your stomach in your throat, I guess.
This is an interesting and very graphic subject. I like the legs sticking out like the petals of a flower.
Ginnie Hart: Your stomach in your throat surely describes this perfectly, Wim, and I'm way too old for that anymore!!! smile But you're right, it is very interesting to observe it while it happens.
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Nov 2009, 12:39
ginnie and astrid
i saw it in Paris 10 years ago and burst into tears . . . i went back half an hour later to look at it properly - and burst into tears again
it is an amazingly powerful entity
Ginnie Hart: If we ever go back, JIM, I will pay much more attention to this one piece outside the museum. You are so right. It does move you to tears! Thank you for reminding me of it!
Yikes...some sensation dropping like that.I would love to see their faces once back on the ground. Good one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Strange...now that you say it, Ron, I wish I had gone to look. It probably would have only confirmed my suspicions! grin Thanks.
Not a chance from me to go on, Super shot Ginnie, their faces say it all.
Ginnie Hart: Some of us have to be sensible for the rest, Linda, right?! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 Nov 2009, 13:16
lol! i tried that out already, it was pretty exhilarating.. grin
Ginnie Hart: OK, Rian...do tell, do tell. Sounds like you're saying it's worth the moment of terror! grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 4 Nov 2009, 14:54
Until I read your description I thought this was a statue of some sort. The people don't look real. I like the effect.
Ginnie Hart: It was also starting to get dark, Sherri, so the lighting wasn't the best. But thanks!
Not my cup of tea. Back when I was younger maybe. I would rather be on a mountain to see the view.
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Michael! A lot of us are on the same page. smile Thanks.
I'm with you on this one Ginnie, thanks but no thanks! My daughter (29) would love this. Great shot by the way.
Ginnie Hart: You must have a brave daughter, Brian. Mine is 37 and I'm quite sure she would NOT try this. Thanks!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Nov 2009, 15:38
An excellent picture and presentation. Drop me, drop me - shouts the nearest guy smile
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling that one moment of waiting at the top is the worst of them all! The suspense would kill me. grin Thanks, Louis.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 4 Nov 2009, 15:57
wow.. wow .. it looks like a huge golden statue smile)))) I am fascinated by this image !
Ginnie Hart: It was more fun to look for a lot of us, Mariana, than to be in their shoes, for sure! Thanks.
  • Sylvie
  • France (Angers - Loire valley)
  • 4 Nov 2009, 16:33
Too much fear to make that. Not for me.My english is not good, excuse me !
Ginnie Hart: Your English is great, Sylvie, and I do appreciate your comment! Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Nov 2009, 18:15
You'll never get me up in one of those..... Great image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You and I are both in the same boat, Frida. Let's go ride the ferris wheel. smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 4 Nov 2009, 18:46
Puhh .. that's nothing for me ;-) .. and look on her faces .. can i see fear?
Ginnie Hart: We're on the same page, Klaus! YES, you see fear! smile Danke.
Once I tried it and not tell you how it ended....... smile
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh. That doesn't sound good, Fabrizio. grin
Por fin ayer no pude hacerte comentarios no me habria este sitio para hacer los comentarios.

Magnifica como siempre Ginnie, yo nunca me subieré a una cacharro de estos. Sublime los tonos!!!

Un abrazo!!
Ginnie Hart: I wonder what was happening for you yesterday? Someone else couldn't leave a comment either. Muchas gracias, MA, for returning again. That means a lot.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2009, 05:30
so exciting riding this!
Ginnie Hart: It's all yours, Liang. Be my guest. grin
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 5 Nov 2009, 09:49
I don't like this engine...But nice foto, i like the face of man...he he he
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Oscar. They can have their fear!! grin Muchas gracias.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 5 Nov 2009, 13:08
Very amazing! It looks like a Belfry of Belgium or Northern France wink
Ginnie Hart: A belfry indeed, Kiji. I never would have thought of that. Thanks.
Oh, my gosh. The very first thing that came to mind was "There's our country, and Congress is at the controls!"

Wonderful image - but I'm with you. I'm never going to be there - no way, no how!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's funny what an image like this can immediately conjure up for us, Linda, right?! smile

BTW, I am up to my ears in alligators right now with my estate sale (Friday and Saturday). Once that's done, I will take my time to read your new post, which I will relish, I know! Thank you.
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 5 Nov 2009, 15:03
oh, no thanks! smile

great shot though
Ginnie Hart: Some of us have to be sensible, David, right?! smile Thanks.
  • frisky
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2009, 00:41
reminds me of zombieland.
Ginnie Hart: My daughter and SIL saw that recently and said they loved it, Frisky. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
these things freak me out, but I love watching my kids go on them!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can always use my camera as my excuse for not doing certain things like this, Heather. "I can't, because I don't want to hurt the camera!"
They look so helpless
Ginnie Hart: At this point, Nigel, there's no turning back! Might as well grin and bear it. smile
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2009, 13:24
I can only look at this image once. lol.
NO THANK YOU is the answer.
Brilliant photo though smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, SAVO. Not for the weak of heart...or stomach! smile Thanks again and welcome back!
  • Antoine
  • Bourges.
  • 24 Nov 2009, 09:02
Superb capture. Have a nice day. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. smile

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