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2013-05-22 07:37:17 PM  
Proposing on a cliff sounds kind of rappelly.
 
2013-05-22 10:01:43 PM  
Oh sure, it's cool when this guy does it but when I try to identify the random women I take pictures of all I get is a restraining order.
 
2013-05-22 10:02:46 PM  
www.danheller.com

Geoff Parker
 
2013-05-22 10:09:56 PM  
DON'T DO IT, MAN
 
2013-05-22 10:12:26 PM  
Kind of dusty over here.
 
2013-05-22 10:14:15 PM  
Wait, I thought cliffs were where you filed for divorce?
 
2013-05-22 10:17:45 PM  
DAWWWWWW!
 
2013-05-22 10:19:35 PM  
While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?
 
2013-05-22 10:22:01 PM  
FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."


Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?
 
2013-05-22 10:22:10 PM  
"Here are the pics...I totally did not see the blowjob."
 
2013-05-22 10:23:51 PM  

styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?


Yeah I'm surprised about that.  What struck me first is that the photographer had to use the internet to find the couple if he wanted to share it.  You're all out hiking the the mountains, just go over there and offer some congratulations!  I'd probably be the jackass who'd hillybilly hollar across the ridge as soon as the girl said yes.  But no, observe, record, scurry home, and share it with an inanimate screen.
 
2013-05-22 10:25:21 PM  

VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?


Yeah, I cringed and dropped head between shoulders by reflex when I read that line.
 
2013-05-22 10:28:44 PM  
Caught the guy in that special moment when he expressed he was tired of being happy.
 
2013-05-22 10:28:58 PM  
If I were a woman and my guy proposed to me at the top of a cliff, I might be inclined to say yes, even if I was actually thinking NO...
 
2013-05-22 10:29:12 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

Yeah, I cringed and dropped head between shoulders by reflex when I read that line.


Because you misread the line. He just doesn't have a photo of the moment he proposed.
 
2013-05-22 10:31:13 PM  
Rule of thirds might work in that photograph if the guy proposing gets a pre-nup...

/ ba-dump-bump
 
2013-05-22 10:35:36 PM  

styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?


...Sounds like somebody is getting his panties in a bunch of this
 
2013-05-22 10:35:44 PM  
Photographer snaps a really great picture of a guy proposing to his lady on a cliff, decides to find them and provide them with a lasting memoryprevents a guy from collecting on a really great life insurance policy

What can I say, I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery channel
 
2013-05-22 10:36:28 PM  

ski9600: Kind of dusty over here.


You sound young.
 
2013-05-22 10:39:30 PM  
Of course you propose on a cliff. If she says no ...
 
2013-05-22 10:41:01 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

Yeah, I cringed and dropped head between shoulders by reflex when I read that line.


Me too, but this is a great momento for them. For awhile at least.

/at least 2-5 years.
//it gave me a smile
 
2013-05-22 10:41:32 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

Yeah, I cringed and dropped head between shoulders by reflex when I read that line.


WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others? There may be several reasons he proposed out in the middle of nowhere and other people stalking them via the internet are full on f*cking wrong and have a skewed perspective.

/just leave a tender moment alone
 
2013-05-22 10:42:49 PM  
l1.yimg.com

WTH is he doing? Is this how guys do the proposal these days?
 
2013-05-22 10:43:39 PM  
Dawwww.

That is all.
 
2013-05-22 10:44:02 PM  

TastyEloi: If I were a woman and my guy proposed to me at the top of a cliff, I might be inclined to say yes, even if I was actually thinking NO...


Yeah, but if you SAID  no, woopsa. Sad tragedy that she got light headed and fell.
 
2013-05-22 10:46:19 PM  
He should have proposed like most of us did....at the business end of our wives fathers' shotgun.
 
2013-05-22 10:46:34 PM  

styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?


No, but there was no need to share the photos either. Personally, I would have been deeply offended and felt extremely violated that such an intimate moment had been shared with the world. While this have a feel good ending because the couple approved it could have had a much worse ending. I do not think this type of behavior is something to be proud of. Besides, if they really really wanted phots why didn't they arrange ones of their own?
 
2013-05-22 10:47:27 PM  

AbbeySomeone: symptomoftheuniverse: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

Yeah, I cringed and dropped head between shoulders by reflex when I read that line.

WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others? There may be several reasons he proposed out in the middle of nowhere and other people stalking them via the internet are full on f*cking wrong and have a skewed perspective.

/just leave a tender moment alone


There is a song there somewhere
 
2013-05-22 10:48:02 PM  

VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?


One of the few moments I legitimately LOL'd when reading an article.
That poor guy.
 
2013-05-22 10:51:49 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

One of the few moments I legitimately LOL'd when reading an article.
That poor guy.


I totally interpreted that as he doesn't have a picture of himself proposing to his wife.  I guess it depends if the reader has a happy marriage or had a really bad one.
 
2013-05-22 10:56:18 PM  
These pictures have captured the exact moment when he will no longer have any kind of sexual contact outside of cheating.
 
2013-05-22 11:00:22 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

It it just me, or does it look a little shooped around her feet?
 
2013-05-22 11:00:32 PM  

gadian: God-is-a-Taco: VegasVinnie: FTFA: Once he and his wife got home, he was determined to track down the couple.

"I don't have that with my wife," he said. "It was a special moment, it was sweet."

Sounds like his wife may be a harpy.  What do you bet he doesn't have the wife anymore after she reads that?

One of the few moments I legitimately LOL'd when reading an article.
That poor guy.

I totally interpreted that as he doesn't have a picture of himself proposing to his wife.  I guess it depends if the reader has a happy marriage or had a really bad one.



It was made clearer later on.
"He said he doesn't have that kind of picture from when he proposed," she said. "To him, it was something special. He was living through us. He wanted at least someone to have a picture of that special memory. It was a good gesture. He did it for us."
 
2013-05-22 11:01:57 PM  

AbbeySomeone: WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others?


It's staged

Nobody:
1) Proposes in a spot that's ridiculously photogenic from someone else's vantage
2) where a stranger "happens" upon such a photogenic moment
3) and the Internet "miraculously" identifies the right people
 
2013-05-22 11:02:49 PM  
these are the types of stories i forward to my gf.
 
2013-05-22 11:03:05 PM  
There used to be a town under that lake.

/ ch----chka-chka---
 
2013-05-22 11:10:40 PM  

haydenarrrrgh: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x510]

It it just me, or does it look a little shooped around her feet?


I thought the same thing. There are no shadows and there is something odd about the depth of field.
 
2013-05-22 11:11:27 PM  
the article identifies the guy as a photographer but i wonder. the composition is crap. Elzar's comment about the rule of thirds was partially correct. it's almost as if the loving couple actually are a photobomb to a poor landscape shot.
 
2013-05-22 11:15:00 PM  

worlddan: styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?

No, but there was no need to share the photos either. Personally, I would have been deeply offended and felt extremely violated that such an intimate moment had been shared with the world. While this have a feel good ending because the couple approved it could have had a much worse ending. I do not think this type of behavior is something to be proud of. Besides, if they really really wanted phots why didn't they arrange ones of their own?


Oh ffs.
 
2013-05-22 11:17:04 PM  
www.bvvp.com
 
2013-05-22 11:20:38 PM  
That's a pretty awesome location to make a proposal. Especially assuming she's loves hiking/trailing.

traylor: [l1.yimg.com image 608x342]

WTH is he doing? Is this how guys do the proposal these days?


Uh, not sure how common it is these days, but getting down on one knee is pretty traditional.
 
2013-05-22 11:23:10 PM  

Reaperman: haydenarrrrgh: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x510]

It it just me, or does it look a little shooped around her feet?

I thought the same thing. There are no shadows and there is something odd about the depth of field.


Zoom in and you see a very bizarre blurry halo around the guy too. I don't want to be the guy that screams "''Shopped!" but it really does look shopped. At the very least, highly dodged/burned, to my unprofessional eyes.
 
2013-05-22 11:23:17 PM  
i took photos in a similar, except the girl was giving the guy a blowjob.
 
2013-05-22 11:23:24 PM  

worlddan: styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?

No, but there was no need to share the photos either. Personally, I would have been deeply offended and felt extremely violated that such an intimate moment had been shared with the world. While this have a feel good ending because the couple approved it could have had a much worse ending. I do not think this type of behavior is something to be proud of. Besides, if they really really wanted phots why didn't they arrange ones of their own?


Suck it up, bub.  If you do not want your special moments photographed and possibly shared with the world then do whatever it is you are doing in the privacy of your own home.  There is zero expectation of privacy out in public, even on some remote cliff in the middle of nowhere.
 
2013-05-22 11:24:28 PM  

AbbeySomeone: WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others?


WTF is wrong with people that think the moments they choose to have in public locations should somehow be private?
 
2013-05-22 11:26:58 PM  

thisiszombocom: i took photos in a similar, except the girl was giving the guy a blowjob.


Was it Ashlee Simpson?

/may be misremembering my celebriwhores.
 
2013-05-22 11:29:11 PM  

jaytkay: AbbeySomeone: WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others?

It's staged

Nobody:
1) Proposes in a spot that's ridiculously photogenic from someone else's vantage
2) where a stranger "happens" upon such a photogenic moment
3) and the Internet "miraculously" identifies the right people


I suppose it could be staged, but it's not like ridiculously photogenic locations such as those in TFA are unpopular destinations for people that like to hike trails that end at ridiculously photogenic locations. What is perhaps most shocking is that they were alone on that particular piece of rock.

I take my daughter up a trail in NH and never see less than a couple dozen people at the lookout location.

media-cdn.tripadvisor.com
/Rattlesnake trail, Sandwich, NH.
 
2013-05-22 11:31:02 PM  

Mock26: worlddan: styckx: While some have criticized Parker for intruding in the couple's intimate moment

Oh for farks sake.. Is there NOTHING left in the world people don't get their panties in a bunch over? What was this guy supposed to do? Know some hipsters were proposing on a remote cliff face and go hike somewhere else?

No, but there was no need to share the photos either. Personally, I would have been deeply offended and felt extremely violated that such an intimate moment had been shared with the world. While this have a feel good ending because the couple approved it could have had a much worse ending. I do not think this type of behavior is something to be proud of. Besides, if they really really wanted phots why didn't they arrange ones of their own?

Suck it up, bub.  If you do not want your special moments photographed and possibly shared with the world then do whatever it is you are doing in the privacy of your own home.  There is zero expectation of privacy out in public, even on some remote cliff in the middle of nowhere.


The fact is that a scenic cliff 'in the middle of nowhere' is often a popular destination. It is hardly remarkable that other people would be there.
 
2013-05-22 11:33:33 PM  

jaytkay: AbbeySomeone: WTF is wrong with people that they think it is OK to intrude on the private moments of others?

It's staged

Nobody:
1) Proposes in a spot that's ridiculously photogenic from someone else's vantage
2) where a stranger "happens" upon such a photogenic moment
3) and the Internet "miraculously" identifies the right people


As long as the odds of any of those occurrences are greater than zero, then it's possible.  You could probably stand at the top of the Empire State Building and capture that ten times per day (according to Tom Hanks movies anyway).
 
2013-05-22 11:40:28 PM  
Maybe they don't have an expectation of privacy in terms of expecting someone physically present to avert their gazes. However that's pretty different from someone publishing their images and names on the intertoobs. What if, for instance, they were both married and having an affair? What if they were planning on eloping? What if they were horsing around? What if they're not attention whores and don't want 492,840,484 google returns on their names?
 
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