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What Were They Thinking??!!

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 April 2017 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Visitors to Matthiessen State Park in Utica, Illinois wanted to get close to the waterfall and take photos with their cell phone and selfie stick. They went around railings and perched themselves on the edge. One wrong move or slip could spell disaster.

Happy Silly Tuesday.

Photo captured April 8, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/4.8 ISO 400 30 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Who can ever know.

18 Apr 2017 5:44am

Martine from France

Oups, il ne faut pas avoir le vertige...

18 Apr 2017 7:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I doubt that thinking came into it.

18 Apr 2017 7:14am

yo from Ile de France, France

Téméraires ou inconscients....
Une belle prise !

18 Apr 2017 8:03am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Haaaa oui tout à fait ! très belle prise !

18 Apr 2017 8:42am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wouahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Vertigineux et osé !...)

18 Apr 2017 9:25am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Anyway, happy ST !

18 Apr 2017 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Selfie STicks have a lot to answer for. STill they gave you a great picture :)

18 Apr 2017 10:56am

Remus from Portugal

There are people who can't measure the consequences. They are selfish and egocentric. In addition to putting themselves in danger, they also put others in danger.

18 Apr 2017 11:03am

Devi from Chennai, India

They say that the young know no fear!!!!!

18 Apr 2017 11:09am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

I can't believe people who behave like this. They put themselves at risk. A great image Steven.

18 Apr 2017 12:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sorry to say, some people are idiots. They act without thinking, I guess. You did get a good shot though.

18 Apr 2017 12:34pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very impressive! So dangerous! Good capture though.

18 Apr 2017 1:58pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh my goodness! My first thought was brave, my second thought IDIOTS!!!
Fabuous capture to get the feeling of danger.

18 Apr 2017 2:15pm

willy from Belgium

ça ne serait pas pour moi Steven

une belle prise impressionante

bonne journée

18 Apr 2017 2:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

For some people that protective barriers or just something to overcome. Frankly it's not very good thinking. Accidents do happen.

18 Apr 2017 3:00pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

This is crazy . It is madness to go to that place for a photo...Great image and tones .

18 Apr 2017 3:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! Great pov!

18 Apr 2017 4:59pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing image.

18 Apr 2017 6:45pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

18 Apr 2017 7:21pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Wow!1 It's dangerous!!!
Love it!

18 Apr 2017 7:58pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing PoV.

18 Apr 2017 9:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I agree, what were they thinking! I saw this at the Grand Canyon and thought the people were nuts! Happy ST!

18 Apr 2017 11:53pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is not Silly Tuesday. That is Stupid Tuesday.

19 Apr 2017 12:49am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

somewhere there is a line between brave and foolish. Sometimes it is hard to tell, but if the foll slips, it becomes easy.

19 Apr 2017 2:22am

Elizabeth from United States

We see this all the time at The Grand Canyon. I have friends that work on "rescue" teams.. not jokingly, they are actually "recovery teams. Nice shot for you, though!

19 Apr 2017 2:38am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday!

19 Apr 2017 3:22am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Great composition.

19 Apr 2017 4:08am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il ne faut pas tomber quelle chutte d'eua et ce mur étroit avec le randonneurs.

19 Apr 2017 4:40am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

C'est avec plaisir que je suis ton coeur artistique

19 Apr 2017 6:55am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great point of view. And a fine shot for a Happy ST.:)

19 Apr 2017 6:30pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Silly people! ;)

19 Apr 2017 8:27pm