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Comments by boz84 (96)


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How long is the chimney?
Looks like fun though.

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mountainhardon:
until you post a pic of yourself climbing that, redpoint or not, please keep comments like that to yourself.

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It sounds like a one pitch route, according to addiroids description of it.

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My fingers hurt just lookin at that.
But looks like a great climb.
Nice picture.

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The question isn't why it's still standing... But why you are crazy enough to be ON IT?!

Looks like a tight climb.. Nice pic too, got a "man on top of the world" feel to it.

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Dude camhead, dont even.
rankings here, as in climbing, don't mean crap.
This is an excellent photo, and the fact that people can vote 0 on such a fine peice is truly disgusting. To even call themselves climbers is a detriment to the sport, as climbers are generally known as some of the nicest people to be around (for the most part).

So to whoever did this, you might as well keep on clicking on the web, cause we all know you aren't a climber.

Have fun with those internet-crags.

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Love the texture on the rock.
Nice contrast in the pic as well.
Overall, great shot.

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Very nice composition.

The vibrant green, blurry background contrasts nicely with the almost devoid of color foreground.

ouch that let handhold looks like it hurts!

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Looking good.

That climb looks like a lot of fun.

I think the first pic is my fave, and she's not even on the rock. Gives a sense of thoughtfulness and determination.

Two Thumbs Up!

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Maybe credit to the original photographer would be a good thing?

Maybe I'm wrong...

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Kinda hard to tell, but I would say its on level ground as well.

But it oculd just be angles playing tricks on our minds. The shadow is kinda dead giveaway though.

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I'm with pusherem...

This is an AWESOME pic, but probably won't get rated as high asit deserves because it is so small. Even on these school comps with low res, I can barely make out details.
See if you can reupload a bigger version, I would definitely like to see it.

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Great collection of pictures climbnow1!

unfortunately, on this one, we cant see what campusing ca do, cause we cant see what he's doing... :(

But other than that, I can't believe you posted so many nice pics at the same time, you mustah been holding out on us!

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Only 72?

Hehe, ya thats starting to get up there.

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Woohee, that would not be a fun fall. Shoulda broken out the knee pads, lol. :)

Seriously, Im getting scared just thinking of it. Im such a wuss.

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Very cool.

Cant wait to see the build up, looks like its going to be nice.

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Nice Composition on the shot. (Edit: I like how a simple typo of Shot becomes something much different... ;) )

A little more detail on the climber would be nice, but at the same time, the way it is now has a good contrast between rock and landscape.

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NZ has some pretty funky lookin rocks!
What kind of rock is that anyway?

Simple shot, gets the job done.

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Love the dog. Adds a real sense of humanity to the picture.

SOLOING 300 feet? Woohoo, I dont even CLIMB THAT HIGH! Intense for sure.

I still cant get over that dog, overall a really excellent picture.

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That does NOT look like a fun fall... All bent outt shape like that... owee.

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That does NOT look like a fun fall... All bent outt shape like that... owee.

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Oh god no... make the bad man stop...


I can feel my finger nails ripping off, leaving pulpy flesh and nerve endings.

It takes a certain stock to endure and willingly repeat pains such as those.

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5 out of 5 stars Clipper... what seaweed are you talking about? The stuff on the sand?

I COMPLETELY disagree. I think the added texture from the seaweed adds so much more to this completely awesome picture.

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Whole new meaning to butt-shot.

It's a nice picture, good contrast, lighting etcetera... but perhaps a little more work on the angle. Maybe to see the climbers face?

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There is no spoon.
Nice Pic

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I'm with you JM.
You wanna boulder... boulder.
You wanna climb... climb.
Last thing we need is a bunch of testosterone filled punks who think they own the rock saying we need to risk our necks climbing.

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See my comment on orangeoverhangs last pic.
Except take out the compliments about how nice a photo it is.

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Good pic, but not worth the 10 someone voted it.

In all truth, 10, like the highest number in any rating system should sumbolize perfection. People complain when they get their photos voted low... maybe its because they vote theirs too high?

Again, nice pic... but whoevrer voted it a 10 is delusional.

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Gimme a break Manacubus.

You can vote whatever you like. But look at the rating now, 8.6. Closer to what it should be in the first place. If someone is so delusional to rate a photo 10, when its obviously deserving of an 8-9, than boohoo for them if I tell it like it is. Like I said, NICE PHOTO. But it's not a 10, and people who vote photos that are not deserving a 10 (maybe 3,4 photos on this whole site) need to learn that overgrading a pic is worse than undergrading one. In a perfect world, everyone would honeslty vote a picture what they actually think it is worth.

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3 out of 5 stars I love the colors in this photo.
It seems almost completely unsaturated, but then you get to his fleece, and the anodized biners and gear.. and its just like... cool.

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3 out of 5 stars A little sharper would be nice, but I like how you are really really wide, so we can see the immensity of the climb.

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Very good job so far, especially copnsidering youre doing it with a mouse.... Pick up a wacom tablet if you do this often, less than 50 bucks and its sooo much easier! ;)

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3 out of 5 stars Haha! Great expression! I think we all know that feeling.

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hahaha!
Not bad Pete! Not bad at all! I wish you luck in this venture. I see your sporting the chongo nation threads as well, very classy.

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Give us some updates as you complete it!

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5 out of 5 stars It's so hard to even comprehend a tragedy such as this until it occurs... And when it does, most find themselves speechless. A feeling I can understand and relate to. My heart goes out to all of Andria's friends and family. Such a hard time of year for such a thing to happen.

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At least you have a (kinda) soft landing, but that problem looks ROUGH!
I'll have to check it out sometime, first time Ive heard of the area. (Shows how much I get out... :/)

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cropping the right out doesnt really work, you lose a lot of the depth of the image, and it becomes flat.

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2 out of 5 stars This photo does nothing for me... whatsoever.

Its a nice effort, but the bright area on the left edge is SERIOUSLY distracting to the "subject", and overall, the picture is cliched and overdone.

If you are going to shoot what has been shot 10000 times before, do it either in a completely different light, or do it so amazingly good, that all those before it are forgotten.


Sorry for the criticism, but im not going to lie and say "nice shot", just for kissup points.

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Im with madriver, this is a boring photo, of a boring rock. Nothing intrinsically WRONG with the photo, except it lacks anything interesting whatsoever.

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Anyone see a rope?

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climbsomething, while I personally do not feel that I am overwhelmed by an importance of grades, I DO however like to have some background on photos on this site. information like location, name, and grade of a route help put the photo into context.

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Looks like a wicked problem.

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4 out of 5 stars Wish it was a little sharper, but overall I like this. Sidelighting brings out thedetail on the rock nicely, and the suspended motion of the climber is kickin. Good work on this!

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It looks to me like the climber and foreground wall is on the correct exposure, and the background wall is only slighlty overexposed. You can see, however, where the two walls come together, near the bottom, that that face IS slightly washed out. You can't really win in a situation that you described thomas, where the background and foreground have such drastic lighting conditions. best to expose for the climber, or if able to, find a happy medium through spot-metering, or bracketing exposures.

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Definitely a well composed image.
Was this taken on a digital camera, and if so, was any noise taken out with a blur filter? Kinda has that look to it, in the outline of the mountains.

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3 out of 5 stars Visually unstimulating. Climber is not in sharp focus. 6/10.

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4 out of 5 stars INteresting composition with the shallow depth of field, as well as the motion blur of tha hand. Concentrates focus unto the face of the climber, as well as the detail of the rock! 8/10.

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3 out of 5 stars I am deeply suprised that someone would vote this a 4, and not even leave a comment... Somtimes it just goes to show the mentality of some users on this site.

This is a beautifully composed image, and while its not of someone cranking down on a 5.13c crux, it tells a story, and it does it in a very aesthetic way. The sense of depth form perspective and DOF is absolutely gorgeous, as well as the color of the rock/lichen, absolutely beautiful.

This goes a long way in showing that you can have an absolutely great photo, and it can be ABOUT climbing, but you dont need scantily clad babes on 5.13's.
I applaud you. Im only pissed because if I vote this what it is worth (IMO 8-9/10), it won't count, because of the idiocy of a select few.

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Nice tack sharp image, with a good sense of motion.

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The van is distracting, and could be cropped out without loss to the image. Unless its there as some deeper man vs nature metaphor, in which case, keep it. I guess.
Its an impressive image, very imposing view of the captain.

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Hell on Earth. No thanks, im too much of a wimp.

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Actually, to be overly technical, IF he was supporting his left leg with his left arm, it would be dubbed a "figure 9".
Figure 4 is opposite limbs. Cool move anyway, IF it got you up the wall.

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I agree with cryder. Cropping out the right makes a more dynamic image, and gets rid of some distractions.

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Definitely looks like a good line.

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Submit it again and it could get a 2, or a 6, or a 9.9.....

All depends on who's online to rate it when it first gets on, and after that, its difficult for the rating to change all that much.

If madrivers version originally got a 2, it would be very hard for enough voters to bring it up to 8.xx, being that you cant vote too much higher or lower than the current average. So suck it up.

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Doughboy, while you are correct... "technically" by the books, its not correctly exposed over the entire image, which woudl be difficult to do, I think the exposure used here, which washed out detail in part of the rock, coupled with the features and texture of the rock, provide for an overall interesting image.

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Which view are you talkin about hippie?

The trees or the package?



Awesome pants... I dont think my legs could pull them off though.

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Clarity is superb, as well as the colors... Is this velvia? Its gotta be, eh?

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I didn't know Nicholas Cage climbed? Wow, I mean I love him as an actopr, but now he's WAY COOl!

:S
Cool pic.

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Clearly not a fisheye, there is no linear distortion to speak of. Possibly a "wide angle" in the 24-28mm range, but I would bet its not even that.
More likely the angle of the rock is making his features somewhat exagerated, giving that distorted look.

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in this case, tighter cropping on the sides makes a more balanced and framed composition.

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How can we truly appreciate the thought and effort placed into this beautiful composition, if we cant see naything?! MAKE IT BIGGER!

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I just got a 19-35mm for my Canon EOS.
Now Im wishing I had gone a little wider, but theres a 16mm prime that is calling my name! :D

Excelent photo, good perspective. He looks a LONG way up there!

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That definitely looks like "the shit!"

Awesome lookin climb.

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Technically, this image is crap.

Now dont get your panties in a bunch quite yet, I actually really really like the image. But cmon, whats with that compression? Its one thing to capture an interesting moment, its something else, and IMO, far more important, to reproduce that initial image as technically accurate as possible. Due to the seriously low image quality, Id have to give this a 5.

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It cuts us off now? Drr... "However, more time could have been taken to make the job a little more clean, and in this instance detracts from the overall photo quality."

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It does look like a PSP or PS program was used to decrease teh depth of field, which is FINE, and in this composition works well. HOWEVER< more time could have been taken to have done it a little more cleanly, as it is noticable, and detracts from the overall quality of the photo.

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4 out of 5 stars As a person with more than a slight interest in photography I have to say I LOVE THIS!

It really goes into the more artistic, compositional aspects of photography that arent always seen here, even on some of the great climbing photographs submitted. Kudos to you

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Indeed j_ung, it doesnt even seem like that right hook is that solid, Id be more worried aboput that slipping, causing the body to rotate around, then I would be if I only had one solid hook.

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What an awesome climb!
I was able to TR it, but the lead seems sketchier than sketchy!
Love the photo, really captures the spirit of the climb.

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Everytime I see a photo of NZ bouldering I think of my friends brother who's a total asshole, and got to spend way too long in NZ for school, while Im stuck here.

What a bastard.

:)

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4 out of 5 stars Excelent use of the lighting to contrast the colors ofthe screen, creates a very strong dynamic. Not as sharp as it could be, (exp. climber), but there is goo ddetail in the rock.

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4 out of 5 stars Love the POV on this, creates a great sense of height. Coupled with the intensity of the climb itself, this provides a serious feeling of vertigo for me!

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That looks like one of the sweetest climbs I have ever seen!

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not to stray too far, but is that the krieg bag? Theyve got somr eally.... "interesting(?)" designs.... sequins, crushed velvet, rainbows...

Either way, crazy photo, love the point of view.

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I would crop off a significant portion out of the left edge, to create a more dynamic image, as was stated before. Leave the belayer in, whatever you do.

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5 out of 5 stars I take all digital prints with a grain of salt, and just imagine them being technically perfect. Id much rather have a large color print of this anyways, than a didital image or print. DOWN WITH DIGITAL! UP WITH GREAT IMAGES LIKE THIS!!! :D

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thewyseclimber,
While the subjects are centered in the frame, I still feel this is a dynamic composition for a couple of reasons.
A: the rock itself is covered in a magnificent texture and crack system, and IMO is just waiting to be explored by the eye completely.
B:The color saturation is so incredibly vivid, to both the blue and the red, that neither takes dominance, but instead shift importance as one examines the image.
I think this is an excelent example of a highly balanced image, that still has an assymetry that creates motion.

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Agree with aforementioned critiques:
Either crop or burn in those highlightsd, they are seriously distracting.
The difference in size could be due to a wideangle lens, or just the photo playing tricks with the eye, no reason to suspect foul-play.

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I didnt see the lead rope for a second!

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THIS is climbing photography!

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climbingfree: We are all inspired to climb there, doesnt make the shot technical excelent, which is what all photographers shoudl strive for. And if not, they are snaphooters. Clearly this is not a snapshop, but an artistic photograph, and as such is automatically open to any critique by anyone, regardless of their knowledge.

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1 out of 5 stars Excelent shots, but consider some editing, they are all so similar that the effect is being watered down.

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2 out of 5 stars Crop out a LOT of the totally uninteresting foreground, it lends NOTHING to the image. A good concept, but ramp it down slightly, instead of getting sucked to the hand, I am getting lost in an uninteresting abstraction.

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The wide angle may be exaggerating the effect, but has he clipped at all yet? :$

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So.... did he send it?

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Very sharp, well composed.

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Even more amazing is columnar jointing at say Devils tower, or the grotto.

Each pillar is seperate, from top to bottom, when the crack forms. Way cool.

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Itsa me, MARIO!

Excelent capture. Really shows the height and awesome scenery.

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Rock is a little washed out, some slight adjustments in your photoprogram of choice would make this a little more interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars Amazing! His hand really jumps out at you, creates a lot of motion! Very sharp, great color saturation. What can I say? Its a 10, if ive ever seen one.

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Little highball, dont you think? And whats with the gear? Im so confused!

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sbclimber, as a photographer it is my responsibility, nay, my DUTY, to critique any photograph that I think could be improved. Its not some self-gratification thing, its to make the photographer better. I attribute nearly all of my progress in technique, and composition to thoughtful criticism of my work.

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Actually that depth of field would easily be captured with a small aperture.

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Very nice work! This is what climbing photography should be. An excelent capture of a moment, coupled with great composition: exposure, timing, framing, all very well done. Any technical specs on this?