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Falling, but not an icicle II by younghappy Falling, but not an icicle II by younghappy
Location: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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So there I was, trudging through the snow in a field in the valley with my camera. Up on the cliffs were lots of icicles, which when they fell, made a thunderous noise.

I heard a particularly loud icicle and looked up and to my surprise there was a man thundering towards the earth, head first!!

This, my friends, is what is known as B.A.S.E Jumping!

Eventually he opened his parachute; to my great relief! (I didn't have to explain to the rescue services, in my rusty Dutch language, as to why there were body parts strewn across the valley floor of Lauterbrunnen!)

Anyway, I got some decent pictures and there were about 4 other guys who did the same so I saw the whole jump from the cliff tops :D (and you know how massive the cliffs were from my previous pictures)

I talked to them afterwards, which was neat ;)

Hope you like.
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idai-kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Wow, I went to that area a couple of years ago and watched them doing that. It's an amazing shot, I like the snow-covered trees at the bottom of the photo as well. :D
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younghappy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the most stunning place I've been.

It was so cool to just accidentally stumble upon these jumpers you know, rather than to go out specifically to see them.

Thanks :D
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jeregrettebcoup Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Awesome shot, I love the icy trees!

I featured you in my news article: [link]

:wave:
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younghappy Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thank you so much :hug:
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jeregrettebcoup Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
No problem! :hug:
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1skygodess Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Way cool! There\'s nothing like a crazy BASE jumper! :wave:
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younghappy Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed, thank you :)
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Anna-bananaa Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow I was browsing your gallery and I really adore this picture. It's great:)
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younghappy Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you, glad you like it ;)
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Fantasiaa Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
sweet shot buddeh
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younghappy Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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