An edge, a precipice, a narrow ridge – these are all things I really don’t like. I hate being close to the edge, climbing over rocks, cliffs, drops, narrow paths that wind up and down over mountainous passes, suspension bridges, jumping over gaps – get the drift? Ask anyone who knows me and they will agree, I nearly freeze in these situations.
And yet I have pushed myself to walk in the Himalayas in Nepal, along the Kokoda Track’s jungle ridges in Papua New Guinea, abseiled over cliffs, cycled along scary tracks and skied down steep slopes in Italy.
So here is my photo for today’s Photography 101 Day 18 theme of Edge. It’s a picture of Cheddar Gorge in England which has some impressive edges. I can’t make myself get too close to the edge to take a photo so I took this looking back over towards the cliffs we had just walked around. I’m one of those people who tell complete strangers to move back if I think they are too close to the edge and I even feel myself leaning backwards when I see someone too close. It’s weird I know but I can’t stop myself from doing it!
I love the natural lines created in these pictures and the sight of the rugged edges. I really do have an issue with edges, believe me! Is there anyone else who feels the same as me??