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FullertonImages


Jan 30, 2009, 12:53 PM
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This is a pic I took of my friend Aaron Reynolds on Mongolian Cosmonaut, a V8 on Flagstaff Mtn, CO.



What do you all think?


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FullertonImages wrote:
This is a pic I took of my friend Aaron Reynolds on Mongolian Cosmonaut, a V8 on Flagstaff Mtn, CO.



What do you all think?

I think MC is considered V9. Tongue

Seriously though, it's not bad despite the "butt shot" perspective...which is difficult to avoid considering the location of this problem. Perhaps try shooting from atop the boulder right of MC, this will kill your nice background but might provide a better perspective of the climber.



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I agree; it is a bouldering pic.

Not what you were looking for?

The crop bugs me -- it's way to close to the top of his head -- but fortunately you have other shots in the series that show enough of the problem to photoshop a little more space up above.

The lighting is pretty nice. It highlights the climber well in the image, especially given the bright background and it defines his musculature a bit. I would probably play around with darkening the left side of the boulder just a bit just because the light looks a little too hot there.

This last point is pretty stupid, but since I'm not above being stupid, I'm going to make it anyway: I'm not a fan of the watch. I don't know why; I just wish he wasn't wearing a watch for some reason. Makes it feel like he just stepped out of the office.


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I totally agree on the watch! But it's like fused to his wrist. If I got him to take it off once, only to reveal the most ghastly tan line. The crop also bugs me. That boulder is so hard to get a good angle on. Most I'm happy with the way the lighting came out, and the fact that I was able to tame the bright sky and the backlit boulder, which was probably like a 6 stop difference.


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FullertonImages wrote:
I totally agree on the watch!

That cracked me up a bit. What can you do? It's not really that big a deal.

I figured there was a fairly high EV range in the scene, largely because the climber seems to be lit from sun on the right and flash on the left. It's hard in that scenario not to have harsh lighting from the flash and still get power, especially if there are space constraints.

Regarding the crop: I've had that issue to where you can't get into the position you want at the angle you want with the glass you want (or have on hand at the moment) so in those cases I've taken to snapping multiple shots to later edit back together.

I think I took this image in three shots to cover what I wanted in view (although from the look of it, this doesn't appear to be the final version of the file... whatever):



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Paul_Y


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Fullerton,
Nice job on controlling the light, and using the sun to bring out his musculature.


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The lighting and exposure are nice to me.

The crop sucks. Too tight to the head. If you printed it there is a good chance you'd lose even more.

And it's a bouldering shot...(just kidding)!


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I'll admit the first one I posted pretty much has the worst crop, but it was my favorite lighting. I was backed up against a rock with a 14mm lens, and it was everything I could do to keep his whole body in the frame. Here' some other pics from that day.





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I like the top two above my post.

I think the lighting is pretty good in those as well. The bottom one doesn't do much for me.

I kinda like the middle one the best overall.


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your horizon is crooked. It's not noticeable at first but then it really bugged me.

Also you watermark/title is WAY to close to your subject. It's much better in the other two photos but it's practically ontop of his foot in the first one.


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you're right, the horizon is crooked. It's a better shot with it straight.

the lighting is excellent but the cropping makes it just an average shot.


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kriso9tails wrote:
FullertonImages wrote:
I totally agree on the watch!

That cracked me up a bit. What can you do? It's not really that big a deal.

my first reaction to this photo was "it looks like an ad for the watch that guy is wearing" Wink

nice shot!

steve


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Is that Aaron from Upper Limits gym?

If so, what an awesome guy to be around in the gym.

Either way, I like the photos!


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If Upper Limits is a gym in St Louis, then probably. I know he used to work at a gym out there, but now he lives in CO.


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