Some people say that photographers are extra crazy, however I believe it is simply a universal “thrill-seeker” aspect of society.  Some people like to play it safe, and some people are just plain nuts.

First and foremost, I want to encourage all photographers, and thrill-seekers in general, to BE SAFE out there!  No thrill, no photograph, is worth your life.  In the past few months alone, I can recall photo-related deaths involving drowning, falling, and a grizzly bear.  So please, be safe people!

I think that this photo and it’s caption pretty much sum up this article that I saw recently on…

“Inches from death:  People die every year in Hawaii trying to get a close-up view of the island chain’s spectacular volcanoes” 

Click here to read the full article.  Feel free to share your own experiences / thoughts!  I don’t know about you, but even my most scary encounter with “the elements” pales in comparison to this!

Take care,

“Too Close For Comfort” – Matthew Saville, 2007
(Nikon N65, Nikon 24-85 AFS-G, Fuji Provia Slide Film)