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The passion of rock climbing
The passion of rock climbing

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Rocktown, GA
Date: Mar 20, 2008
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2008

Picture from a recent bouldering trip. Bouldering is a type of climbing where you only climb low heights (usually boulders) and then walk down. There are no ropes, that's why you use crashpads. The person not climbing is the 'spotter' which tries to protect the climbing from getting injured when falling. Hope you like the picture.

Place: 368 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.3113
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2202
Avg (non-participants): 5.5476
Views since voting: 519
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 151
Comments: 11
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04/09/2008 11:28:34 PM
I like this one. The black and white contrasts are excellent! I agree that there should be more emphasis on the climber. Maybe a highlight around him would help? I'm thinking crop off a bit on the right because it doesn't add to the picture. Surfdabbler probably said it all lol. But still, an interesting photo.
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04/09/2008 09:40:54 PM
My apologies for the lateness of my comment...

I like the angle of the image as well as the detail, but I think that overall it's just a little too dark.
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04/08/2008 07:57:40 PM
I will agree with 21.gif bradshaw that b/w are better simple. But what do I know you scored higher then I did :)
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04/08/2008 04:56:02 PM
Its a very busy image and with black and white images its best to go with more with simplistic imagery. the right side with all the dark trees takes away from the actual subject matter of the climber. a tighter drop in my opinion would strengthen the image. It would have been cool if you had shot the image closer to the climber so it was just all rock and then the climber holding on.
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04/08/2008 12:10:29 PM
Love the lines and composition. I think the contrast is good where the trees are as it works well with silhouettes, but maybe a bit to strong elsewhere in the frame. Just tone down the contrast a bit and maybe lighten just a tad and you would have had a stunner. I do like the setup, the perspective is refreshing.
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04/08/2008 07:07:05 AM
Damn, i don't think i anything needs to be said after surfdabbler. He pretty much nailed that critique. The high contrast makes your climber blend in with the rock/leafs below him, and your spotter blends in with the trees to much this way also.
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04/08/2008 01:14:47 AM
Hi Kei. Here's a critique for you...

I think the comments have already covered this one. BW shots in particular need good large areas of light and dark to define the composition. This photo is all high contrast detail. Half close your eyes and stand back from your computer and it's hard to see anything in this image. Even sitting close, it took me a bit to figure it out, and I didn't even see the climber at first. He's the focus of the image, so the viewer's eye should be drawn to him first, and then be allowed to wander around the other details. An image needs large detail as well as small detail. If left in colour with less contrast, perhaps the blocks of colour will help to define it better? A closer viewpoint would help, preferably without the harsh backlighting. The wide lens could do some really great shots of this. I like the spread-limbed pose of the climber, which would be enhanced if you got really close to him and cut out the trees/mats/other person. You do have some other better climbing shots. :)
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04/07/2008 09:32:34 PM
The B&W is good with nice overall contrast and impact, but the image is a bit too busy and the subjects are small. Plus, on of the subjects is very dark so doesn't really capture the interest, and the other one has no tonal separation from the rocks behind.
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04/05/2008 11:28:40 AM
Great perspective. Great composition.
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04/04/2008 12:24:57 PM
Two subjects almost makes this picture too busy.
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04/01/2008 03:30:25 PM
Nice. Love the high contrast.
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