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Terri climbing Hilti Hotel above the scenic valley.
| Votes: 33 | Comments: 44
on 2009-10-18 | Views: 3941
I like the storm in the background. Gives the photo a little extra "punch".
I really like the fading landscape in the background. The rock looks great, too.
what a place to climb!! great view, crystal blue glacier water in the background. I bet you could mess with the color setting on the camera & get just a crazy shot of this.
very interesting....I wish climber was in a better position related to camera
Makes me wanna be there.
Absolutely stellar shot.
Awesome. Also wish the climber was in a better position tho, maybe not wearing a helmet on a sport climb.
huh, this photos makes the lake look like it's going to spill out.
Yep. Yet another photo where someone mistakenly thinks they absolutely must tilt the camera to make the climb appear steeper than it really is. Too bad and it ruined an otherwise nice pic.
You're frame of reference is incorrect...I've climbed here and the terra firma (ground) is cutting away...the climb is accurately represented
I don't understand the bolts.
Nice try, but water in a lake must be perfectly horizontal.
HA! That's ridiculous....have you ever seen a photo of the amazon river from 15,000 up? it's not horizontal...you can't take 3d pictures, hence the issue with orientation...OMG THIS LAKE ISN'T HORIZONTAL! http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=225037&catID=493&contestCatID=&rowNumber=63&camID=
I like the shot too... oh the rockies.
I think it's very pretty, in spite of the fact that the camera angle makes a massively juggy-slab climb look like a massively-juggy slightly-less-slabby climb. Alternatively, this shot could be taken during the beginning moment of some incredible geological upset, and the water is seconds from spilling down the hill.
I still don't understand the bolts.
I like how he thinks this is a photo of the Amazon River, too.
Pretty nice run out for a sport route. Is it a sport route or a geared route with a bolt in it ?
This climb is a very spectacular sport route all the way up. For all who are all concerned about the ethics of bolting at this crag, Hilti Hotel is one of only three sport routes at this crag, with another kilometer of pure gear climbing on either side. If you don't like bolt pro, this will still surely become your favourite crag regardless.
!!! You put it on! Happy! I gotta get on hilty next summer! love the shot, and good editing mon amour...
the amazon river? whoever said that picture had anything to do with the amazon river....look at the picture i posted, the point of origin is centered, the axes are in plane and yet the lake "looks" slightly slanted because of altitude....read properly
brilliant critique -- yes maybe i should tip the photo so that a naturally asymmetric valley looks equally sloped on both side -- and so that the lake looks like it's being viewed from its side instead of directly upstream... and so that a vertical/overhanging arete climb appears to be on a 45 degree angle. ...mmm....great solution...
Or, you could just tip it back even more than it already is--and make it look like a roof.
You are full of good ideas aren't you. I can only hope to one day be able to edit photos as flawlessly as yourself.
It's easy, you simply don't exaggerate the angle of the climb by tipping the camera. I really can't single this pic out, though, as this seems like a fairly well accepted practice these days.
I don't think the tilt is for the purposes of exaggeration. The climb doesn't look particularly hard either way. It'd be hard to rotate and crop the photo so that the horizon lines up properly without clipping out a lot of the top and bottom of the photo.
I want to go to there.
wow nice view :)
BRENDON!!! you aren't supposed to show Pictures like this!!! Nice shot by the way.
Oh, and to the camera-angle haters out there, this is an overhung arete, I climbed it with the lady in the photo, Erick, and Brendon that day. It is graded 5.10c I believe.
the angle looks ok to me. sick shot
um, trees grow straight up.. these trees are all slanted to the right..i am not hating on the pic cuz it is great with the teal water and valley and all that good stuff but the trees are slanted.. if you tilt the trees to 90 degrees the climb would be a slabby jug haul.. still looks great and i wanna climb it..
And yet those of us who have been there know the climb is accurately represented. Oh and for the helmet guy there are some places where a helmet is a good idea even on a sport climb.
It must be that same funny Canadian gravity that makes the carabiner and chalk bag on the climber get pulled into the rock too.
haha biner pulled in to the rock? ....ya it's crazy curt, when you shift your hips on a climb and the carabiners move around, it creates a crazy magnetic field that makes the quickdraw stick straight out from the rock too. but only in canada.
man what will you come up with next. Keep em coming you're the best comedian out there.
I would have to agree with curt in regards to the angle of the picture not being 100% accurate. However, I think it is a fallacy to make the assumption that this is a purposeful misrepresentation for the purpose of glorification. Moreover, I don't share his conclusion that an image, once rotated, becomes 'ruined'. If I hang a beautiful picture, painting, etc. on the wall slightly less than level does that infringe on the inherent quality of the image? I don't think so. Not that anyone cares but I think this is a great picture with great composition, color, and subject matter. If I want it to be an accurate representation of the laws of nature than I tilt my head 3.5-4 degrees to the right (which out of 360 degrees means that the photo is only 1% out) but I enjoy it either way.
I think sometimes people accidentally tilt their horizons while taking shots--this has happened to me many times with a digi. (Often because I am not holding it right up to my eyes or because the lighting makes it difficult to see every detail in the LCD.) I try to correct this by aligning and cropping in PS. Also, lenses that are less than 52mm can make it difficult to make proportions near and far all look exactly correct in dimension, steepness, etc.
Anyway, the photographer may not have done anything here 'on purpose' for deception. And the photo is still beautiful to me. Nice job.
If the camera were level, the reflection of the cloud off the lake would be directly below the cloud. Looks like it may be off a degree or two. Nice shot though. (For serious camera tilting see Climbing mag cover #278)
OK erick, I'm a comedian and you're a liar.
merry christmas curt ;)
Oh you guys are such drama queens.
it does seem if you tilt your head slightly to the right the rope, biners, chalkbag, and trees go verticle and the lake gets horizontal. good pic none the less.
Yeah, funny how that works.
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