Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Going Down


Some buddies gathered atop an abandoned bridge abutment in the
Farmington River in Unionville.  There is only one way down.  

And, when your buddies are watching, you've got to show your best stuff.

While I was approaching, an earlier friend did a backward somersault off
the abutment.  Missed it!  That will teach me to walk with my camera aimed.

26 comments:

Andy said...

Boys having fun. I've done that a few times over the years.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow amazing shot!
Léia

Susie said...

Did you tell him to point his toes?

Kate said...

Climbing must be a wee bit more difficult than diving off that stone platform. Testosterone manifests itself at a very early age!

brattcat said...

don't despair. this one is pretty wonderful.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope they have checked out the depth of the water very carefully.

Doronette NF said...

You catched the moment ! Well done !

Malyss said...

Young men always like to do such things everywhere in the world :o)

Sharon said...

What a fun capture! I love to see how they climb up there to that lofty perch.

EG CameraGirl said...

These guys are enjoying some good old-fashioned fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

My first thought was exactly the same as Dave's :) young people seem to believe they're invincible! But they do look like they've been here before..fun times Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

Hope they checked the depth of the water. Rivers can have shallow and deep spots. Great shot. They could fool you once, but not twice.

Karl Demetz said...

Perfect timing, fun shot, Jack.

VP said...

Nice photo op, well caught, sorry for the missed somersault!

cieldequimper said...

Careful though, because if you walk with your camera aimed, you might fall... :-) Though of course I don't think that your hair would er... stand up!

RedPat said...

Definitely a guy thing! Nice catch of the fun, Jack.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Uh, no thanks. I lack the nerve required.

William Kendall said...

A good action shot!

Sylvia K said...

Old fashioned fun indeed! And what a fun shot as well, Jack!! Hope your week is going well!

Randy said...

Looks like fun!

LONDONLULU said...

Good one! Ah, boys will be boys:) (I do love those old alumni reunions - incredible you saw a Class of 42 person...they're over 90!)

Lowell said...

This reminds me of the good ol' days. And you thought summer would never come! Great shot. And looks like great fun!

JM said...

Great timing and lovely light, Jack.

Tanya Breese said...

what a perfect summer photo!

Stefan Jansson said...

Timed to perfection. That looks like a lot of testosterone fun.

CaT said...

nice action!!
i guess i wouldnt dare that...
as for coney island, i think we have been there even 3 or 4 times! but there is plenty of stuff i never did in the netherlands, i think thats how it works, if you are a visitor, you want to try everything. if you have lived there your whole life... well... there is always another day you can still do it... :)