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high rise photography

Postby cataclyzm » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:38 pm

I'd love to come back to Glasgow to take some photographs of the high rises. I'm sure it would be an evocative subject matter both inside and out.

Is there still the danger that whilst standing beneath one of them - a large widescreen tv could come crashing down at any moment?

and if so, is it worth the risk? I could handle pieces and jam, easy.

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Postby Sharon » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:44 pm

What kind of numpty would chuck a valuable item out of a window... that said i do recall chatting to a despondant looking guy ina pub many years ago. And when asked why he looked down, he said he'd just thrown his telly out of the window as he had freaked out at realiseing he knew what was happeng in several soap operas. "So aren't you happy you've been free'd from that? " I asked, only to be told "no, my mum got me a new one".
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:48 pm

Used to get that down queen eliz square. I can remember one just missed me when i was ickle. At mine its more likely to be a bit of bread for the birds.
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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:58 pm

::):
A friend of mine told me that as a misbehavin' kid - one of his uncles hung him from his legs out of the 22nd floor of one of the red road flats as mischevious sort of tongue in cheek punishment.

You just can't get that kind of thrill at the Shows.

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Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:01 pm

cataclyzm wrote:::):
A friend of mine told me that as a misbehavin' kid - one of his uncles hung him from his legs out of the 22nd floor of one of the red road flats as mischevious sort of tongue in cheek punishment.

You just can't get that kind of thrill at the Shows.

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violence in streets, children raised improperly, moral panic suggests kids violence wasnt as bad in my day ;)
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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:15 pm

access to the high rise buildings is harder now for non residents mayhaps. Maybe the secret is to get there before 11.30 and use the trades button on the intercom. Then it's just a case of wandering about and taking evocative shots of long corriders etc....

I love those kind of images.

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Postby Vladimir » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:26 pm

I was right below a high rise in Aberdeen yesterday and half someones lunch landed on me! Its the risk you take... ::):

The offending multi:

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Postby Josef » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:28 pm

My Kitten wrote:At mine its more likely to be a bit of bread for the birds.


Shurely ' a bottle of wine for the birds?'
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:32 pm

Josef wrote:
My Kitten wrote:At mine its more likely to be a bit of bread for the birds.


Shurely ' a bottle of wine for the birds?'


no, thats bacardi :wink:
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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:34 pm

::):
or a walk in fridge freezer full of wine?
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:42 pm

I've seen a, errr, female hygene product, drifting down from a semi highrise in Drumchapel :| It landed a few feet away from me and a pal, we thought it was a bandage that had fallen off someone's head.
(We were only about 7 or 8 years old btw).
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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:49 pm

If in doubt, stand well back and you'll be safe.

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Postby Vladimir » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:51 pm

Great shot!

Look on the bright side, theyre only blowing up 2/3 of what appears in that photo... ::):
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:54 pm

Schiehallion wrote:If in doubt, stand well back and you'll be safe.

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I can see me! (well not quite)
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Postby cataclyzm » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:50 pm

on a clear day.........
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