Oddly enough, this is one of the most "controversial" images I've ever posted. Why? Well, to get to where I'm standing here, you have to jump a fence that clearly states danger and that one should not go over the fence, and there is a danger to it as you can slip and fall and ... die.
I would like to confirm though, I did contact Parks Canada, and there is no actual offense to going there - you can't get a fine. The signs are merely there to warn the general public as it basically on the side of the highway.
I've been told by people that by standing here, I may cause someone to die. that is, if someone saw this, and they decide to get the same shot - I would be the reason they did that thus guilty of their death. Or I by standing there are putting first responders at risk - of their lives of trying to rescue me if I fall in.
I suppose that brings up questions on risk. What risk are you willing to take to get a shot? Do people have different levels of what is risky or not? Ok, to someone who is 90 years old and needs a walker, sure this spot I'm standing would be super high risk to go there. For someone who has the right gear and is careful - this is nothing. One could argue driving a car down the road has a greater risk of injury than walking out there.
Since I did not break any park rules, and feel I have the skill sets to stand out here, I stand in confidence that there is nothing wrong with getting this shot. Yes, other people may see this and not have the skill-sets and get hurt - but that is *their* decision and therefore not my fault if they do.
What do you think?