It's the Victoria Falls Bridge which connects Zambia and Zimbabwe, as seen from the Zambian side. There is the opportunity to bungee jump off this bridge - at 111 metres high. See the workshop to view another photo I took of someone who's just jumped off. The location is just beautiful - with lush greenary, mist and rainbows, so I had to feel the exhilaration of jumping off the 3rd highest bungee in the world. It's a powerful feeling as you fly through the gorge, and a great challenge to put upon yourself. Can you ignore the reason from your brain and just step off into the ravine? With the bungee company's 100% safety record, there's no problem with the safety, it just becomes a matter of trust.
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JPlumb (3159) 2008-05-08 22:53
Hi Dave, what an awesome view of this famous bridge over the ravine. You have a great position here to capture the bridge itself, along with the complete depth of the gorge, and the lush jungle on either side. I had a look at your workshop too. I like that shot with the mist, behind the jumper. I like the view fine from here, I don't think I'd need to see it up close and personal tethered to a rope.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-05-08 22:59
I would love to bungee jump from the Victoria Falls having done the massive one in Queenstown, NZ. The mist rising from the Gorge is great, and the greens are on par, not too saturated in my opinion. The view looks excellent
Leilani (1385) 2008-05-09 0:19
Hi David, yes I would jump. I'd be scared out of my mind, but I'd do it! This is awesome scenery. I like the workshop quite a lot. I like seeing the little silhouette of some dare devil! The elation and adrenaline after that jump must be amazing! Rgds, Leilani
dareco (17134) 2008-05-09 0:51
No!! Absolutely not!! But I think it's very cool that other people do!! :) Both pictures are very good. Did YOU jump? TFS
bakes888 (18499) 2008-05-09 1:44
Hi David. Yes the bungee may be safe, but how safe is the bridge?? ;-) Great photo. Good use of foreground foliage to add depth. Good colours and detail also. Thanks for sharing.
Floydian (30970) 2008-05-09 3:33
First question; did you jump?
First answer; yes i would jump.
Great pov, really like this, but also the ws version is very good and deserves a mainpost because that one really show what's going on....excellent.
Jeppo (17645) 2008-05-09 3:52
crazy guys from Oz dare to jump into this abyss....deep down to crocos swimming in Zambesi!
Nice Pov embracing this mighty nature!
PS: I have been told this bridge has been built from Italians...
AnaRita (1741) 2008-05-09 4:59
Wonderful POV of the magnificent jungle and this beautiful bridge.
I think I would like to try that bungee jump... but I don't know how I'd react on the bridge... Maybe like JPlumb said I don't need to see it up close, the view from here is already thrilling enough :P
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-05-09 5:40
Probably not... :o)
but I can imagine this place as a Paradise for bungee jumperers :o)
excellent picture Dave, well taken from a good POV and with fine DOF, compliments!!
Have a nice weekend,
siolaw (38292) 2008-05-09 23:05
The answer is NO! Never!!! Ever!!! I even wonder what's the point in jumping... i may be too old for these activities! Nice view though with the bridge a good focus point. Nice greens, and sharp details,
Greetings from Bangkok
skippy007 (12510) 2008-05-10 0:19
The answer is NO they would have to throw me off. Fantastic view, well captured. You are a brave man.
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-05-10 2:10
Famosa esta ponte é muito fotografada , é magnifica a ravina com o rio lá em baixo , muito bonita a natureza nas laterais , gostei das flores em primeiro plano , parabéns
Um abraço Gonçalo
Stepan (27210) 2008-05-10 10:12
Must be a crazy experience !!!
This large view, thanks to the far pov, is excellent to appreciate the place. You composed it classical, but it works like that. Interesting extra post in the ws.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2008-05-10 12:48
Thanks for the great story and illustration.
Clementi (52514) 2008-05-10 12:52
I do not think I will want launch me from this bridge. but I prefer to look at this fantastic photo of yours. excellent work
crckt (7222) 2008-05-10 17:49
No, I won't jump off this even with a 100% safety record. Besides I am sure it kills a few brain cells with the jolt. A good shot though!
Csilla (1782) 2008-05-11 21:47
This is a very spectacular and beautiful area with the bridge and you took the photo from a good place. I think, If I would try the jump, my heart would stop.
Thanks for your picture and interesting note.
mafegan (8624) 2008-05-12 0:49
No I would not jump off this bridge even though I am a kiwi and isn't that where bungee jumping was born. A wellframed photo with the vegetation in the foreground.
Vames (4356) 2008-05-13 5:42
hi David,very beautiful landscape and nice colours !good work !
bracasha75 (24591) 2008-05-14 13:02
This looks very impresive and there from to jump ,no thanks only if i made a wrong steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.........(splash)
Little joke i,m still dry
pablominto (53746) 2008-05-17 1:05
An impressive structure, well captured!
The point of view is effective in depicting this bridge, and I can't help thinking of the guys that did the construction work...
A well composed presentation, vivid colours and sharp fine details!
Angshu (56760) 2008-05-17 21:47
The location is awesome. Well composed with the bridge, the depth of the gorge. The flowers & plants in the FG helps in creating depth. The WS is excellent & in fact I like it better. I had tried bridge slithering over the Ganges river & I know how hair rising the bungee jumping would be. Good work!
npecanhuk (77045) 2008-05-18 20:31
No David... I surely wouldn't!
However, I'd love to visit it and to see it just like you show me in this nice picture!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
testmaniac (13508) 2008-06-03 21:25
Hi David,very nice landscape with good composition and colors! Great view! I see for the first time the Victoria Falls Bridge.
TFS and regards,
samrat_roy1 (701) 2008-06-06 3:11
it takes a big heart to let oneself off that bridge....now i know, u have a big heart. wonderful place and good framing. you will find a similar bridge in my profile pics. the workshop post is amazing as it shows the magnitude of the bridge....thanks for sharing.