So much for health and safety! These kids were diving off this rickety bridge some 10m high into the narrow river below and having a great time. I used to do exactly the same in my days for years and years and did not break a nail!
By coincidence this rickety bridge was build in the 60s for the sole purpose to get the members of the communist polit bureau (in particular Mr Shehu) to hunt deer and wild boar on the other side of the river. Mr Shehu was Enver Hoxha's right hand man until was found dead with a bullet in his head in his bed. No one really knows what happend to him but eventually he was declared "Enemy of the State!". His death and the communist paranoia has been beautifully described by the Albania's geatest writer Ismail Kadare in his novel called "The Successor".
Anyway Mr Shehu must have had a great time here as this is a beautiful place.
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jhm (127907) 2013-09-07 1:32
I see that you use 24-70mm F/2.8 I find this a fantastic lens, I have these last since 1 month with 82 diameter, the second version.
These children are exactly not afraid of the dangers.
Excellent composition, pleasant colours.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
lousat (64069) 2013-09-07 8:33
Ciao Aleks,funny moments from the albanian country summer,happens the same on the river of my village and i do the same when i was young..eheh..beautiful in flight capture of the 2 boys and perfect details and colors.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
holmertz (31226) 2013-09-07 9:08
This is a great picture and a most amusing story. The boys seem to have a lot of fun, and the effect of the picture is enhanced by the fact that we don't see the water, so we can imagine any heights we wish. Ten metres is actually quite a lot. The fairly tight cropping increases the feeling of action.
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (4309)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 1:23