The La Quebrada Cliff Divers are a group of professional high divers, based in Acapulco, Mexico. They perform daily shows for the public, which involve diving 35 metres (125 ft) from the cliffs of La Quebrada into the sea below. The depth of water in the "Gulch" can vary from 6 to 16 feet depending on the waves, with an average depth of 12 feet. Timing is crucial for the divers. During the night, they often hold torches while diving.
There were many people viewing this exhibition when we were there. There were three large cruise ships in the port , and I assume most of the viewers were tourists from those ships. I took about 50 pictures while there, but will only present four. This is a shot of two of the divers climbing to reach the level where they will dive into the ocean. Not my cup of tea, but interesting to watch.
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jadesgran (5112) 2011-10-21 21:43
A very informative note.We have a similar thing here in England where youngsters dive off rocks into the sea , called`Tombestoning`not knowing how deep the water is below.Many lives are lost.
You have captured the scene very well.The patterns and the colours of the rocks is very pleasing.
Best Wishes Gladys
emka (74237) 2011-10-21 23:09
All this about Quebrada, which is very famous, made I didn't go to Acapulco. It is not a show for me when they are risking their life every time. And how it is paid for the show? But I had no idea that they must climb first this vertical rock. Interesting note and nice photo showing their skill. Nice colours.
jhm (136120) 2011-10-22 0:39
What a nice structure of the rocks with wonderful colors and reliefs.
The two daredevils are a good addition
Wonderful lighting and perfect exposure.
Composition and presentation are excellent is well managed
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (53463) 2011-10-22 1:07
Besides the 2 climbers, I am impressed by the clear view of the rock's structure, Roger.
Greand those layeres with multi colors in one location - really a geology lesson...
Enjoy your weekend.
snunney (79997) 2011-10-22 4:42
Good close-up on these very bronzed rock divers. Certainly not something I would wish to do, but it takes all sorts and no doubt it pays well.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-22 8:18
Very impresive shot with an excellent framing for show the "work" of these two men. Very nice shot with the details and the colors of the rocks very well collected.
Have a nice WE,
paololg (31448) 2011-10-22 10:13
Ciao dear Roger,
I understand that these guys have to earn money, but I think it is not worth climbing on the rocks without any rope of protection. However, this scene has given you the possibility to capture an interesting image, curious and original. Excellent photo quality, especially sharpness. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
SWEETFREEDOM (21848) 2011-10-22 11:30
it scares me just to see them . climbing with bare hands with no protections not for me.
great rocks details and colors.
ls7902 (7314) 2011-10-22 12:45
Quite a risky job to perform repeatedly for the tourists. I fear slippery rocks. But this is an interesting capture. I like the textures & colors. Regards. Latiff.
pierrefonds (55418) 2011-10-27 5:26
You have capture well the action of the men climbing the rock. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the rock. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Roger Edgington (edge) (6070)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-05
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, Canon EF 70-200 F4 L IS USM, Tiffen 72m Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 19:17