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A Daunting View Down

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 November 2020 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

We stopped by Mountain Park and Lookout Tower on Washington Island, not knowing what to expect. When we arrived, there was a sign at the base of the stairs that stated the tower was closed due to structural issues. But I ascended 186 steps. I figured that if I went that high, there are bound to be good views of the surrounding area even if I didn't go up the lookout tower. The ascent was quite an exercise. Thankfully, there were plenty of landings in between the flights of stairs.

This view was captured looking down from one of the landings about 75% of the way up. I definitely needed to rest for a few minutes to catch my breath. After getting all the way up the stairs, I was terribly disappointed that there were no views to be seen as the surrounding terrain was thick with tons of trees.

Photo captured August 17, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 640 18 mm

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By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Beautiful dive and perspective

23 Nov 2020 5:17am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle descente en perspective.........

23 Nov 2020 5:31am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

The view of the stairs alone, looking down like this, was well worth your effort, Steven!

23 Nov 2020 6:07am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

A lot of effort, but the exercise must have been good for you, and you got this picture, Seven

23 Nov 2020 6:09am

Joelle from France

Un bel angle de vue superbe perspective bonne semaine à toi

23 Nov 2020 6:27am

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Tu nous racontes avec détails un histoire de frustration.
Je me mets à ta place et te comprends.
Tu as exprimé ce sentiment par une belle image.

23 Nov 2020 6:30am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue , cela doit être bien agréable d'être là ..

23 Nov 2020 6:43am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Faute d'avoir une belle vue cela t'a fait faire un excellent exercice physique et tu as pris un bon bol d'air !!!! :-))
Déçu peut-être mais tu as fait une belle photo quand même !
Bonne journée Steven

23 Nov 2020 8:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A good view of this excellent outdoor workout :)

23 Nov 2020 9:22am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very impressive and well built bridge. Very good picture Steven.

23 Nov 2020 11:04am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw.....what a depth !!

23 Nov 2020 12:46pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful perspective.

23 Nov 2020 2:22pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Too bad for the point of view, but it gave you good exercise for your heart and a nice picture on this dizzying ascent!

23 Nov 2020 2:26pm

Devi from Chennai, India

This view is lovely !! I suppose it was worth the climb!!
May be you can post all the tops of the trees that you saw from up!!Would have looked like a green carpet!!

23 Nov 2020 2:37pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette perspective

23 Nov 2020 2:41pm

Dreams from Netherlands

That's very dept , my stomach rises just looking at it.
A fantastic photo .

23 Nov 2020 2:58pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A lush view but I feel a bit dizzy from this point of view.

23 Nov 2020 3:14pm

Rose Swalls from United States

That is a long way down! I would not want to fall.

23 Nov 2020 3:49pm

tataray from France

Wow... belle plongée avec une vue merveilleuse.
Maintenant faut descendre Steven ?... :))

23 Nov 2020 4:07pm

willy from Belgium

En tout cas un bon exercice physique Steven...

Bon début de semaine

23 Nov 2020 5:27pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb perspective.

23 Nov 2020 5:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Ohh, yes, very daunting indeed. great capture!

23 Nov 2020 8:13pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

23 Nov 2020 9:25pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Effective view!

23 Nov 2020 10:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Prefect point of view to make one dizzy, and to appreciate your climb. Cool shot.

23 Nov 2020 11:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a workout for sure. Neat shot of the impressive stairs.

24 Nov 2020 12:09am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super shot. What a work out it would climbing those.

24 Nov 2020 1:07am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I have experienced similar efforts ending in similar disappointments. Glad you got at least one decent shot. At least you worked off a few calories.

24 Nov 2020 2:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow, after climbing up all of those stairs that must have really been disappointing. But the view looking down is fabulous and kudos to you for making that climb! A great workout for sure!

24 Nov 2020 3:09am

Diane from Vancouver Island, Canada

That's quite the 'jungle'. You did incredibly well to climb that high and got a great photo despite the lack of horizon view. I think the photo you got with this stairway is quite impressive.

24 Nov 2020 4:47am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Awe - but good for you for taking the challenge! I do like this look down, however! So all was not lost in the photography department!

24 Nov 2020 5:07am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Despite A Daunting View Down perfect for a shot!

24 Nov 2020 8:32am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Daunting view indeed. Wonderful details. :)

24 Nov 2020 12:37pm

Remus from Portugal

There is no reason to be disappointed. It may not have an open view, but it has a lot of natural beauty surrounded by trees and with a view, which even causes vertigo.

25 Nov 2020 6:30pm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful stairway to enjoyment of forest sights and greenery.

26 Nov 2020 5:50am