Safari platform, out of nowhere

This afternoon I went over to do some more shots of my retired friend’s home. Did a panorama from the front of the house, and was just packing my stuff into the backyard when up rolled a truck with a safari platform welded to the back. After a few pleasantries I asked if I could take a shot from the platform. “Knock yourself out” he said. He was there for his nephew’s second birthday party.

A grid of rails covered the top, making it difficult to stand anywhere near the edge, let along position a tripod, but I got the tripod pretty close and the guy even moved the truck to give me a better vantage point, so I wasn’t complaining.