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Rodeo to the Sky by gyaban Rodeo to the Sky by gyaban
I am quite busy these days, which unfortunately prevents me from creating new images as much as I would like to. However, I found a free afternoon in my schedule, and decided to took advantage of it: I was alone at home, but a concept I had in mind for a while sounded doable.

At first, I wanted to show a man walking vertically on the trunk of a tree, as if gravity was not affecting him. So I chose a tree in my garden, and installed my tripod and camera as needed. Then, I put a harness under my clothes, and installed ropes and carabiners on a branch a few meters away from the ground. It was quite hard to fit everything in the frame nicely, and after a few tries, I gave up and decided to adjust the concept a bit, in order to obtain a better composition. I could have searched for a better tree, isolated in the country somewhere, but time was lacking.

This is when I sat on the trunk: it immediately made me think of a cowboy on a strange mount. As a consequence, I went back to my house, changed my clothes to disguise myself the best I could, and climbed back up on the tree. It looked much better, but I still was too close to the ground, so I installed the rope a bit higher, which required a ladder to get up there. You may wonder why the ladder is not visible on the photo? Easy enough, I simply put it away once up there... and of course, the ladder fell too far, and I got stuck, attached to my tree, with no one at home to help :-) Let me tell you I felt quite silly at that very moment. Fortunately, I managed to detach myself and jump, my honor would have been destroyed if my wife had found me like that in the evening!
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aDutchBoy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha, that made me laugh :D Brilliant picture too ;)
CatoAelius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Kick ass man!!
How the hell did you even think of this?
Your imaginative mind blows me away!!
Way to go dude. 
siilineiti Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
First I liked the picture, it's so interesting!, and the story was just wonderful so I had to fav it! Thanks loads! :D
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. [link] :heart:
gyaban Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, much appreciated :-)
Eve-Elysion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of a kind! I've seen nothing like it!
gyaban Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, glad you liked it!
BokehLight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   Photographer
This wonderful work has been featured here: Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 43.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM.

Best regards
gyaban Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, it's a great honor :-)
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