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What Were They Thinking??!!

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 February 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An unbelievable sighting while we were at the Indian Watchtower at Desert View was this couple sitting on the very rim of the Grand Canyon, where it was a long drop into the canyon. All it took was a wind, a sneeze, a rock crumbling or an unsuspecting person coming up from behind and startling them to lead to an unfortunate accident. I stayed far away from them!

Rather than taking this photo for its beauty, I took the photo as documentation if the couple ended up missing or worse.

I hope that the water bottle ended up in a trash receptacle. :-)

Happy Silly (Insane) Tuesday!

Photo captured May 8, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 40 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love the different shots of the mountains and their beautiful soft blue color. Lovers are alone in the world and if they think of something, it is probably not the fact that hundreds of people will see them on your site. LOL!

12 Feb 2019 5:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Quelle vue !

12 Feb 2019 5:19am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Joli décor pour ces amoureux.

12 Feb 2019 5:25am

Anne from France


12 Feb 2019 6:10am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Love has no thoughts.
I like the photo with the people on the mountain.
She have the holy world for her self.

12 Feb 2019 6:20am

yoshimiparis from France

I like the drawing these mountains make on the central plane of the image, followed by the flash of light that runs through the clouds in the background

12 Feb 2019 6:30am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Based on the picture, they dream of a common happy future

12 Feb 2019 6:30am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Vraiment superbe !!
Bonne journée

12 Feb 2019 6:31am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

They are enjoying this fabulous view.

12 Feb 2019 7:26am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

L'amour au sommet.
Très belle photo.
Bonne journée Steven

12 Feb 2019 8:03am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Infinite is here.

12 Feb 2019 8:36am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo les amoureux du bout du monde !!!

12 Feb 2019 8:45am

Rolérot from Hainaut, Belgium

Une très photo, belle composition et le couple est un plus, que du bonheur!
Bonne journée

12 Feb 2019 8:49am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

What a view for this lovers ! Beautiful layers, composition and atmosphere !

12 Feb 2019 8:58am

Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

I don't know ! but they are happy ant it's the best ! You made a very nice picture too.

12 Feb 2019 9:18am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, this is one of the most beautiful ST posts !
I agree to your behavior, you stayed far away from them.

12 Feb 2019 11:12am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image Steven, with a warning to people who should know the dangers of sitting so close to the edge. Recently 2 people were killed doing this. 5*

12 Feb 2019 12:53pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

More STupid perhaps but what a lovely backdrop you capture

12 Feb 2019 1:55pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

fantastic..great vibration!

12 Feb 2019 2:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Beautiful view and a fine shot. Happy ST. :)

12 Feb 2019 2:25pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Maybe dreaming of the beauty of these mountains. Wonderful !!

12 Feb 2019 2:30pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

They love eachother.
Love has no thoughts, this is to enjoy together.
A fantastic photo.

12 Feb 2019 2:51pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a lovely image...beautiful mood...
I hope you warned them not to sit there..instead of thinking " None of business" and walk away !

12 Feb 2019 3:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

They say love is blind - Happy ST

12 Feb 2019 3:22pm

Gérard from Allauch, France

.... "Love makes us immortal..." !

12 Feb 2019 4:02pm

Remus from Portugal

There are people who like to take risks ... and then accidents happen.
Fabulous framing. Excellent capture.

12 Feb 2019 4:26pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce couple en amoureux dans ce décor quel ciel et rayonnement quelle roche grandisoe vue
Belle soirée

12 Feb 2019 4:39pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

I am dizzy just looking at them ...A Fabulous photo !

12 Feb 2019 5:58pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Happy ST! :)
Amazing view!
Lovely moment!

12 Feb 2019 6:03pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Get lost you tiresome photographer!!! ;-) Wonderful composition and a stunning background!!

12 Feb 2019 6:05pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great view for this couple. It would be restful to just enjoy this wonderful landscape.

12 Feb 2019 6:11pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Le bonheur. Joyeux Mardi.

12 Feb 2019 6:25pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

agréablement beau,l c'est un des plus cadeaux de la saint valentin de voir cette vue non commerciale en plus,c'est une belle histoire avec cette nature

12 Feb 2019 6:37pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Some people do careless and dangerous things. Happy Silly Tuesday!

12 Feb 2019 9:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some people are nuts! It's a beautiful photograph though.

12 Feb 2019 9:30pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive landscape that slowly moves away from the foreground that the couple... 5*****

12 Feb 2019 10:12pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

love is blind : - )

when your site opened and revealed the splendor of your image, i was so taken by the feeling of tranquility that i didn't notice the couple until i read your narrative

13 Feb 2019 12:39am

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

Très bon cadrage, tout à fait à mon gout !
J'aime le décor en arrière plan que tu as bien su mettre en évidence.
Bravo l'artiste !

13 Feb 2019 1:45am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous image. I love the view of the canyon in the distance. Every year you hear about people falling to their deaths in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. When I was at the Grand Canyon, a man was standing at the edge and his hat blew off of his head. He lunged forward to catch it and fell to his death. Even photographers in the group I was with would take chances and stand right at the edge for a better shot. Pretty scary.

13 Feb 2019 1:45am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

It's a lovely and touching image. But your message is heard! I have sat on the rim of many canyons many times. And you're right, it can be quite precarious... I've always approached these ledges slowly, with great care and inspection. But the older I get, and the less sure I am of my reflexes and balance - the more likely I am to stay a foot back... :-)

13 Feb 2019 3:20am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the young think they are immortal

13 Feb 2019 3:40am

Aminus3 Discover from United States

Thanks for contributing your story to Aminus3 Discover. It has been posted here

13 Feb 2019 9:19am

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

just can say: WOW!

17 Feb 2019 11:59am