Monday, March 26, 2007

Quite A Show!

Guest Photographer: My apartment neighbor and fellow photographer, Roger Evert from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada took this photo. The diver in action is extremely diffficult to capture!

32 comments:

photowannabe said...

Wow, that's pretty awesome. The height is pretty scary for me. Love the shot of the action.

slinger said...

What an action shot! Not to mention, I'm sure he's diving into water, but from what is seen in the photo, it looks a bit scary!

Pierre said...

Hola Kate, indeed not easy I guess to catch the diver in this incredibly (supemanlike)position. And from the photographer's point of wiew, it seems that he's gonna fall on the rocks! Ouch, scary, you're right Slinger...

Marcia said...

Awesome shot! It looks like he's preparing for a belly flop... ouch!!! Luckily he has more than enough time to make it a dive! I looks like fun!

kris said...

Great timing and photo!
my heart's pounding for him, how nice to be FREEEEEEEEE

Mandi said...

Brilliant action shot! Love it. What a dive. I agree it's very scary looking!

edwin s said...

WOW is definately the word!

Oya said...

Wow, isn't that dangerous?

Kerry-Anne said...

Looks awesome - more or less what height was he diving from?

Olivier said...

Superbe photo, tres impressionnante. il a pas peur

Superb photograph, very impressive. it is not afraid

isabella said...

The photo makes me a bit queezy...He was OK, right?
Wonderful capture by your neighbor!

Abraham Lincoln said...

And if he jumps too early or too late there will be a mess. I have seen people jumping from this place or one like it but it was ages ago.
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julia said...

Did he survive! Is this a trick shot?
Very deceptive, has us wondering...

Kate said...

Julie, I'm surprised at your questions. No, it is not a trick shot nor deceptive. Young men here in Mazatlan do this routinely to make money in order to survive in the real world. Tourist donate money to the divers after they surface. The dive itself is tricky and quite dangerous if they misjudge.

Olive said...

Wow, that's probably one of the scariest jobs. Although, it would be much more fun than sitting in front of a computer 9-5...

julia said...

got your note - thnx -the diving is very skilful. I meant that from my angle it is difficult to see the actual water he will dive into, in that way it is a curious photo (as well as capturing the action so well)

M.Benaut said...

Kate,
A million apologies. I did not know that you were up and running and blogging in Mazatlan.
I really love your photgraphs, and today's is stunning.

Altadog said...

Twice a day, daring divers take a 45-foot plunge head first off a cliff and into tidal pools. These thrilling dives take place at Glorieta del Clavadista, a high point near Cerro de la Neverfa, or “Ice Box Hill.” It got its name because during the 1900s they use to import ice all the way from San Francisco in order to preserve all the seafood caught locally. Divers do not perform in inclimate weather, but who would.

pastorrick said...

What a great shot. Looks as if the diver is about to land on the rocks but I am sure it's just the angle. I don't think I would have the guts to jump off perfectly good ground.

angela said...

From here it looks as if he's headed straight for those rocks..ouch!
Lovely photo.
Angela

Chris & Deb said...

...and he took the photo because you were preparing to dive next?
Never in a million years would I do this.

Kalyan said...

Ahh...that's wonderful...Excellently captured shot!

Alex said...

At the first glance, this diving trick looked pretty dangerous to me (especially with the different obtacles on the way!). Then, I read your last comment about the fact that young men do this kind of tricks for money. It's a great show but I hope they are very well trained so no accident occure.

ruth said...

My heart is in my throat!

Keropok Man said...

ooooo. superman!

was he on a mission so save some damsel in distress? hehe...

Jazzy said...

that is a great, great shot. it looks like the diver is going to fall on the cliff!

Kala said...

wow - u got some skillful neighbors! This is an amazing shot and a crazy person jumping so far up - I think I saw this in an old Elvis movie!

denton said...

Bravo Roger. This is a very good action shot which makes me wish I could see the water below.

Carol E. said...

He looks like he is flying!

Kuanyin said...

Amazing photo! It's also great to know we can have guest photographers!

Dsole said...

OH!
AMAZING SHOT!

Chad Oneil said...

Awesome photo!