This picture is taken below of South peak on Huashan, two hours by bus east of Xi'an.
You can see the narrow wooden plank, above is only the cliff and the sky. Below, something like 1000m of almost vertical cliff. Yes, I had the safety harness but anyway.. believe me it was not so easy to take pictures from that position. :-)
Huashan is a beaufiul mountain with five peaks. You can rich the top by cable car or by climbing bilions of sometimes dangerous steps. It took me five hours of climbing to get to this path.
What to say... somebody who like a lot of adrenalin in his blod, somebodey who like the nature, someboday who has the opportunity to find him self in Xi'an... well, this somebodey shouldn't miss Huashan because it would be a sin to miss it.
If you want to know more about Huashan check this link on my webpage: http://www.mojputopis.com/Huashan/Huashan%20slike%201-en.htm
Or, to have much better idea how this place realy look like check thi short video:
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Hunkar (7236) 2009-09-23 14:06
An amazing scene,
pauloog (11751) 2009-09-23 14:30
A breathtaking view indeed. You mananged well without thsi being your last photo. The red flags give a special accent and are well integrated in the composition.
colinb (1590) 2009-09-23 17:36
Wow, the title says it all. The edge of the cliff seems to drop to oblivion. Great POV. Thanks for sharing!
BilboCA (734) 2009-09-23 20:10
What you are showing us is astonishing.
I think your photo is superbly composed and framed. It is often hard to convey the sense of height and steepness in a photograph. With this one, the sense of danger is palpable.
The lighting is very nice.
Too bad about the haze (air pollution); otherwise, the view down would be even more dramatic. (And scarier!)
I've posted a WS with a few adjustments to strengthen the hues and sharpen the details. Have a look to see what you think.
kokoro-zukai (10) 2009-09-23 22:15
Insane yes! The risk of you to capture the thrill, I don't want to see what's below the cliff. A good documentary how to get across the other side. The good thing about digital compact you can capture given this situation.
Thanks for sharing ;)
HimalAnda (10665) 2009-09-23 23:10
What a weird place !
This is a very interesting picture. It was a good idea to take it with an other man on this narrow wooden path.
danyy (0) 2009-09-23 23:14
très impressionnante cette photo qui donne le vertige. Je dois avouer que je ne suis pas prêt à accompagner une équipe su ce versant très raide.
Une vue pleine de relief.
designe (25) 2009-09-24 0:17
alin-m (3716) 2009-09-24 3:36
Terrible immage,verry good picture,great place.Regards.Alin.
npecanhuk (75156) 2009-09-24 3:38
Great idea to show that place to all of us!
Wow, scary!!! I'd love to see that, but I'd certainly be scared to death!!! It looks so unsafe! Lot of adrenaline!
TFS - congratulations!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-09-24 4:11
Pulezan, you are so right in naming this one, it is a great shot that really conveys the danger involved in moving along this catwalk, superb post.
sandpiper (6788) 2009-09-24 4:56
You are mad!! :), no way I would go on that.
Great shot, so scary just looking on my monitor.
Considering where you were, its an amazing picture, and you survived.
Well done, TFS
delkoo (68) 2009-09-24 5:06
hi pulzan pulezan
impressive photo, it is not a trip for out of shape!!
not easy to cross on this narrow bridge, There was a great feeling dizzy.
PaulVDV (28865) 2009-09-24 8:20
Years ago I've also climbed to the top of Huashan. I remember it took me six hours but I'll never forget
the great views.
This picture shows the beauty and the spectacular side of the climb very well.
What I will also always remember is that the excursion to the top (not the one by cable car) is made by lots of Chinese people: families, older people and children and certainly not only by experienced mountain climbers (as might be thought by some people who see this photo).
Best regards, Paul
BennyV (16889) 2009-09-25 4:44
This is brave photography!
TravelerNL (3011) 2009-09-26 5:23
Impressive view you have here. Am not sure that I would have gone that path. How do people actually pass each other there?
COlors could have been a bit less grey as can be seen in the workshop.
Well composed and lots of guts to actually take this photo!
Have a nice weekend!
ManuMay (36153) 2009-09-26 14:13
A thrilling view!!! ;)
Very good even if this was the only possible point of view...of course!!
Good composition and only for your effort and dangerous idea deserves almost 2 points!!
Have a nice day...
mafegan (8624) 2009-09-27 15:53
Wow - you have been to this crazy place. I have previously seen a video of this climb and it seemed like the scariest climb on earth. I even wondered if it was actually for real. You have confirmed that this location does exist. Well done and tfs, Marlene
adores (45243) 2009-10-03 14:19
What a brave man!I've seen photos of that place before. It must be a terrific experience but, believe me, you'd never get me doing that :)! Did you really take the photo from the top of those planks? The pov is really good to give an idea of the place.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-10-07 16:27
It's scary just looking at this not alone doing it. Nicely capture despite the elements. You are very brave...