At The Top Of The World

© Bill Wyatt

At The Top Of The World

Uploaded: February 10, 2008

Description

Well it is not the top of the world but we were on the crows nest of the 148 ft light house on Hunting Island SC. From here you could see for miles.
He was a little nervous and was white knuckling the hand rail.
It was hard for him to smile and look at the camera. His expression is price less as he could not keep from looking down,
which by the way is last thing you want to do when you are afraid of heights, but that is what people almost always do.
He is carrying my 11-18mm lens

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 11.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Comments

David Phalen February 10, 2008

Your portraits of Houston continue to show a father's pride and love. Very well done!! #851599

Robert R. Goodman February 10, 2008

He's handsome young man,Bill.Wonderful portrait.And what a grand view.Beautiful capture!!!!! #5473860

Melissa G. Meiselman February 10, 2008

This wide angle portriat is simply wonderful, Bill!! I love his expression and the clarity of the overall image with fantastic DOF. You are motivating me to get a wide angle lens given this fantastic result!!! #5473922

Sandra R. Alvey February 10, 2008

High enough to see the curve of the earth...which is pretty HIGH! LOL! I don't blame him for being white knuckled. Although I'm not afraid of heights, I do have this wierd compulsion to toss myself off high places. No, I'm not suicidal, it's a known compulsion.

Anyway, I digress. Wonderful capture Bill! #5473997

Ray Clarke February 10, 2008

I can almost feel his fear from this shot Bill, and I don't blame him at all! #5474060

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 10, 2008

I understand his feelings...totally!!!!! I would go up there but cling to the wall and/or railing too!!!!! I love places where you can see forever and this is one of them!!!!! Well done, Bill!!!!!! GREAT shot!!!!! #5474078

Carol Sawyer February 10, 2008

I am the same way! I would go half way up and say that is it for me, Great capture, Bill! #5474183

Margaret R. Barry February 10, 2008

Wonderful portrait, Bill. Beautiful view as well. I don't blame him for being frightened either! #5474474

Danielle Fuller February 10, 2008

Great job Bill. I like the tones and light, but also his expression and the story behind it. I too am afraid of hights, but I almost never look down. In this situation, with a rail to protect me, I might of looked down! Great job! #5474756

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 10, 2008

Hey I have been there, I remember there being a lot of steps. Wonderful capture of his expression. #5474866

Susan Fox February 10, 2008

LOL I hate heights too so I can relate. You caught the moment perfectly :-) #5475072

Beverly A. Wright February 10, 2008

Poor Houston, I have been there and I
know how it feels to be that afraid of
heights!! Yeah now that you mentioned
he does seem to have a good grip on the
railing!! Great capture Bill!!! #5475077

Kathy L. Clark February 10, 2008

What a great image portrait Bill, you have captures such great expression here. #5475957

Amy JACKSON February 10, 2008

Wonderful capture, Bill!! #5475980

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 10, 2008

Wonderful capture Bill!,
Amalia #5475984

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 10, 2008

Well…being afraid of heights is a common feeling. And in this case he’s quite right to feel so. Look at the terrific view!! I simply love the terrified but controlled look on his face. #5476038

Nadya Johnson February 10, 2008

Great photo, Bill! Love that vista. I can tell by the way he's clutching at your lens that he was just a "wee bit" nervous at that height. A wonderful shot! #5476110

Ray Thoms February 11, 2008

Great shot Bill.....he does look a tad bit nervous but it is a great memory. And the view is great as well.....DId you have to pry his fingers loose??? #5477299

Joy Rector February 11, 2008

love this shot #5477658

Carla Metzler February 11, 2008

I feel sorry for him. Wonderful shot! #5477671

Bill Wyatt February 11, 2008

I failed to mention it was his idea to go up to the top of the light house not mine. I had no idea he was affraid of hieghts.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments. #5477790

Nadine A. Lewis February 11, 2008

GREAT capture, Bill! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL scene in the bg and facial expression. I know how he feels, I'm afraid of heights too! I give him credit for doing this. <>< #5478404

Ronald F. Fischer February 11, 2008

LOL!! This is indeed priceless, my friend! #5479636

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 11, 2008

I hope he did not put a dent on the lens... LOL, just kidding, I hope he's doing fine now on level ground. This is a nice capture though that he will cherish many, many years from now! #5480385

Colette M. Metcalf February 12, 2008

Nice capture, Bill!! #5482696

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Excellent location portrait Bill! Jeff #5483118

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2008

You have a brave model Bill, glad that he made it to the top! #5484046

Stephen Zacker February 12, 2008

Super portrait and perspective #5484543

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 21, 2008

Tremendous portrait and capture! The details and colors of Houston are fantastic! And the way that the sky and ocean meld on the horizon is incredible! Way to go Bill!!! #5526870

February 21, 2008

It's pleasant to meet you Bill :) #5527427

Avril Young March 08, 2008

Just love the colour you get..my dh also hates heights...awesome photo of your son...yip priceless expression and photo...excellent detail and clarity! #5613476

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