From Jim in Ridgway, CO: I was down photographing the Durango and Silverton train in the winter snow at Rockwood on Wednesday, and found three great photo locations that would have yielded spectacular shots. Only problem was that they were all about 40 feet to one side of the track and about 15 feet above it – right in the middle of the air over a 400 foot dropoff. Of course I told Kathy that I really needed one of Dave’s brooms! So there’s another use – an ideal photo platform (if you can keep balance steady). The scary thing is that I was serious! It would be perfect!
I agree–the perfect platform. Better than a helicopter, because you can get in tight and there’s no noise. But do keep one eye on the horizon to keep your balance!