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The Rack

The Rack

Hank Statscewich taking a deep breath before blasting through the crux on "The Rack ** 18 (5.10a) at Mt Arapiles, Victoria Australia.

Rating:Average Rating = 4.29/5 | Votes: 17 | Comments: 19

Submitted by: rich_76 on 2007-07-11 | Views: 4122

Comment 4 out of 5 stars j_ung on 2007-07-11
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Outstanding! I'd love to see more of the cliff, though.
Comment sungam on 2007-07-11
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awsome shot. Check that dudes calf, by the way, looks like a freakin tumor or something.
Comment BeachBunny on 2007-07-11
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Great colors, nice place :)
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rich_76 on 2007-07-12
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Thanks for you positive comments. I too would like to see more of the cliff. Can't have it all :)
Arapiles is a special place I give it 10/10
Comment 4 out of 5 stars fabe on 2007-07-15
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awesome scenery! good composition but I'm sure this wasn't the climbers most interesting position you captured...
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rich_76 on 2007-07-15
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Yea there are some pics with some more interesting positions....tho I think this was the best in composition and scenery wise. I will post another when I get the chance.

ps: any idea how I get rid of the 5 stars? I accidentally clicked it now I can't get rid of them?
Comment 4 out of 5 stars eckov14 on 2007-07-15
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I agree. Colors are great...maybe a little too oversaturated but still great. I wider angle lens would have been interesting to see. My only negative comment would be that The Rack is a 5.9, not a 10a. Although the climber probably made it feel like 10a since he doesn't like using that big ol' crack right in front of his face!
Comment 4 out of 5 stars duckbuster_13 on 2007-07-24
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i like it a lot... i'm on the fence about the border, but it's not affecting my vote. The only negative to me is the helmet. It really stands out and ands some sterility to it somehow. Maybe choose something with some color to it next time? I dunno, at least to my eye it looks weird. That being said... AWESOME shot!!!!
Comment jsj42 on 2007-07-26
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Dave, you didn't just critique someone's climbing style in a photo... Please tell me you're above that. And 5.9... 10a... is there a difference on a climb like the Rack? In defense of the framing, if the shot was any wider you'd unfortunately see that the top of the climb is only 5 feet higher and the bottom is only 5 feet lower.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars eckov14 on 2007-07-31
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So the photographer could have cropped out the top and only shown the bottom. And good point about critiquing the climber. I'm a douche bag
Comment hiker123 on 2007-08-08
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unbelievable photo! Great shot.... he makes it look so simple!
Comment mrmarck on 2007-08-10
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First thing that came to my mind was, Araps! Very nice one.
Comment thelawrence71 on 2007-08-11
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I'm new here so I will keep this short and constructive so as not to be put in place. The frame around photo is used to keep the eye contained within the photo. The use of negative space to the left shows the vast space behind the climber and shows just how small he is compared to the environment that he is allowed to participate in. I like this shot due to it shows a moment of pause and composer yet in moments a repositioning in moving forward or shall I say upward. Colors are great. Skin tone looks right on and the greens in background seem to be on also. In regards to his climbing, I was not there and even if I was, it would never be my place to judge one's climb. Just as one accomplishes a great feat, there will always be someone greater to follow.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rich_76 on 2007-08-13
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Well said thelawrence.

In traditional photography (ie: not on the computer screen) the mounting board, usually black or white, is used to contrast a photo or help enhance certain elements. Here you only get one one choice (the white background). I will mount this photo on black...hence the black border.

The Helmet? Helmets save lives. But I do feel it would have been better without one.

The top of the climb is around 3 meters higher and the bottom is hmmm....maybe 10 meters. A would have used a wide angle lens if I had one...can I borrow some money? :)

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the pic.
Comment deepplaymedia on 2007-08-15
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i love this climb sooo much, short but very sweet
great pic too matey!
Comment kerkelov on 2007-08-17
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great picture,I want to be so much outdoors and right now I am stuck at work
Comment DrumJRusso on 2007-09-05
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yeah nice pic
Comment mrbumble on 2007-09-06
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He's past the crux there, just nice cruiser crack to the top (maybe why he thought it was the crux??) Very cool photo, 'raps is gorgeous!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rich_76 on 2007-09-16
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Thanks for your comments kerkelov, DrumJRusso & mrbumble.
I dream of araps every day.