Post by Snappersforum on Feb 18, 2014 20:37:01 GMT
Adventure photographer Lucinda Grange surveys the Manhattan skyline - perched hundreds of feet up on the edge of the Chrysler Building.
In a picture that looks more Hollywood CGI than real life, the 25-year-old from Hartlepool, UK, sits one of the iconic eagle heads 61 floors above street level. For the past six years the daredevil snapper has travelled the world scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top.
Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and New York’s Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. But despite the very real risk of injury and constant threat of detection by security guards, Lucinda takes these challenges in her stride.
As well as scaling buildings and bridges, Lucinda and her friends have delved below cities exploring hidden rivers, abandoned subway stations and labyrinthine sewage systems.
But for sheer adrenaline-packed adventure, Lucinda’s trip to Egypt last summer to climb the Great Pyramid, sticks in her mind as a once in a lifetime experience. Under cover of darkness Lucinda and her friend, Max, sidestepped the site’s tight security to climb the 455ft high wonder of the ancient world.