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Leap of Faith - Grand Canyon
by Jeff Hall
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2nd Place
Leap of Faith - Grand Canyon
by Jeff Hall

Grand Canyon, Arizona

I posted this image before in the Stones Challenge. I was shooting the sunset at the Grand Canyon when I spotted these two boys (yes, they are boys) on the pinnacle in the left part of the frame. I framed and shot. Before I could react the first boy made the leap. I reframed and was ready for the second jumper. Both boys made it safely across, but I don't recommend that you try this at home!

Canon T90 ,Canon FD 300mm f/4,Fujichrome Velvia

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Russel Ariola11-Aug-2010 06:07
looking at that makes me nervous. Excellent shot. Voted!
Maggiebee01-Feb-2007 19:11
Believe it or not the thought and planning behind the shot makes it a great one. Well done!
Guest 15-Jan-2007 20:49
this is bs and you know it. check out snopes for you dopes. there is a shelf below the jump and its really one long rock sticking out into the canyon. Refer to the pictures links below and folllow the snopes page down to the bottom photo and click on it and you will see the entire rock and how easy it would be to get out there and too make that jump.

you probably drove out there looking for this place to recreate it, isn't this like plagarism?
the best form of flattery? why keep this myth going ?
Guest 04-Jan-2007 16:39
Yep nice shot, though not as scary when you know the drop - i.e. the gap between those two pieces of rock - is about 3 feet deep.
Anon 04-Jan-2007 15:35
Good framing. What you can't see is the connecting ledge between the two rocks. You would only fall a short distance if the jump went wrong.
Jonathan (Yoni) Nissanov05-Oct-2004 01:21
Wow, what an incredible subject.
ctfchallenge04-Oct-2004 04:27
When I heard of this challenge, I immediately thought of this image. This sure is the
decisive moment! Great shot! Shu
Guest 03-Oct-2004 22:30
Unbelievable...don't get me wrong...I believe you, but man this is unbelievable. What awesome timing on your part.
Carol E Sandgren02-Oct-2004 18:07
Yikes! He doesn't look like he'll make it at that angle but you have assured us he has. What a great capture!