Vertigo sufferers, fix that phobia here!

Oh man, I’m afraid of heights! Even the photo is scary!
Great thread though.
Thank you.

I often see photos which may or may not have been shot from a hillside, hot air balloon, or office block window.

But I feel it's the depth which makes an elevated shot work.

As to heights, I run off mountains for fun, under one of my paragliders - no problem.
But going up Skytree in Tokyo, honestly, it gives me the willies!
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I run off mountains for fun, under one of my paragliders - no problem.

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I used to paraglide back in the mid 90's. You can certainly run the gamut of pure joy to shear terror.
Here is a shot of my friend Steve. One of the few times I was to gain more altitude than him.
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Nice shot.

I started in 1996, after power-kites failed to kill me.

The sport has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Do you still fly occasionally?
 
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No, I had a bad accident in '97 where I should have died. I flew a couple times after recovering, but the love was gone.
 
That Skytree?! Going up there? I wouldn't. Ever... 😱

You are right though about the depth that makes elevated shots work. And it's present in your OP pic. Hence the scare!
Yep. That's Skytree.

I rarely go to Tokyo - 1hr45m flight, just to be dragged around shops! 😑
But when I do go, I always go up Skytree, because I can pretend to not speak Japanese and then jump the "locals" queue, and get into the "foreign tourists" speedy elevator for free 🤣🤣🤣
 
No, I had a bad accident in '97 where I should have died. I flew a couple times after recovering, but the love was gone.
Bad to hear that.
I had a nasty crash last year where I could have gone "Splat!" due to pilot error, due to being dehydrated after a 1hr45m flight, in the summer, without carrying enough water 🫤

But the ambulance trip made it worth it. And all I had was a fractured wrist and compression damage to my left hip, after a collapsed landing while still 5 metres up 🤣

Since recovering, I went straight back up, and thankfully the passion was still there.
 
That Skytree?! Going up there? I wouldn't. Ever... 😱

You are right though about the depth that makes elevated shots work. And it's present in your OP pic. Hence the scare!
By the way, although NOT adhering to the point of the thread, here's a horizontal shot from 451.2m up, in Skytree which shows, I think, exactly why including foreground changes how we react to photos from "up high".1000008856.jpg
 
By the way, although NOT adhering to the point of the thread, here's a horizontal shot from 451.2m up, in Skytree which shows, I think, exactly why including foreground changes how we react to photos from "up high"
Comparing your two shots, the difference is very noticeable. Cool.
 
You have interesting threads, Simon. And I’m learning something. :geek:😘

I swear, we sooo need new smileys… It’s like it’s spitting blood! 😁
Thanks 😊

Since I went into video editing, I realised how little I knew: shooting/editing single photos is soooooo easy in comparison.

But even at my age, I love "learning" and would be the last to say I'm a know-it-all. 🤓
 
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