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Comments by mangiari (174)
I dont't like the white triangle on the right top corner. The rest is very nice. Was it shot against the light?
And I think the pic is very well done!
Also very important that the real background is blurred. Everything just fine. My favorit on rockclimbing.com so far, and the first one I rated 10!
Is it real or does the horizon hang a little? Even if it is real I would have turned it ab bit to be horizontal. It even would make the route a little steeper.
The composition looks a bit like that guy is struck by the massive rock. I prefer the pic, when scrolling away the upper third.
The climb does not look like it's necessary to place much gear. No snow in january? I was drowning in snow when I tried to get some rock last time: http://home.in.tum.de/~schmaus/rossbuchstein/index.html
I think we could see much more climbing photos of beautiful women, if people would stop comments including "chick, cute, babe and similar...".
Hey, real climbers are gentlemen!
Everything perfect with her and the rock, but the sea is way too beveled. Maybe you can still turn it, loosing some parts at the edges. It would even make the climb steeper ;)
anxious belayer? Very nice color.
Maybe it was warmer than expected? I would really like the climber not to hide behind her hair :)
I turned it for test. Turned 180° it looks boring, like the climber is crawling on his stomach. In this orientation it looks super steep.
Would be nicer when the climber was not cut and there was a little floor and sky on the picture also. But the climbing looks very nice.
Hey thanks Dan, I'm always interested in learning new stuff. Didn't you get my mail?
Cool picture. I would like it much more if the arm was not hiding the face.
I'd realy like to see that "does not look hard to me"-people climbing :p
Very nice pic as always. But still I think the colors are little bit distorted, especially on the rock.
Absolutly natural that the climber look's litle bit weird at the edge of a extrem wide angle photo. Actually this is where I WOULD have used photoshop, to deform the climber back to his natural shape.
I didn't find a shot by climbnow1 that I didn't love at once (so far).
Good pic. Looks really highball!
You can't have ev'rything. Ass OR face. ;) SCNR...
The colors, shadow and everything look great. I don't know why, but have to admit: I also don't like the TR-shots. Silly but still...
Nice photo, but the people standing around distract from the climber and they look bored ;)
I think it's more with bated breath than latin lol
Nice photo, but I prefer the other one.
And the climber looks very natural. I don't like wide angle shots, where the climber gets mutated at the edge of the shot. Rock-mutation is alright :)
I think it would look weird when cutting the dark area out. 1st the ratio would look strange, 2nd the massive stone would look like scrunching her, when it fills all the pic. (Just criticism on Adam's suggestion, I realy like the pic as it is)
I'd like the photographers to discuss serious comments with us. Ont eh other side they are quite bussy, colleckting shots like that...
Actually you can see that it is not shot with his usual professional stuff. Little bit digi-looking. I also bought me one of this ad-ons for my cheap digi-cam. Can't wait to try it.
Very nice picture.
I also think that it is kind of a life-style shot. All the crap around makes the camp site spirit.
Of course it is not a slackline-action-shot!
Srcoll down about 3 inch there you find:
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I think that's clear.
There's some movement in Europe to bolt everything in very short steps. Depends very much on the region you're climbing.
Unfortunately lot's of good routes that are not bolted completly are not done any more and rod away. It's also meant to be showy and unfair against beginners when people don't bolt the easy parts of their routes.
Not my opinion. I bought my cams and like to use'em!
And actually it does not look like that huge crack, it's more sort of a corner. But sure you could put some stoppers there.
Why not cut it away? The lower 10% could be cropped. Unfortunately there's not much at the sides, that you want to miss, so cropping will lead to strange ratio. Maybe just stamp it away? It's anyhow so dark down there...
Maybe the next move is to the left and he's just following? :)
I realy think that the KB levels for JPGs are too small. Ok, it's
traffic and everything. But I think it's just not possible to encode a
48KB jpg that does NOT look awful. I like the climb on the photo. It's
a little bit full though. For the action I'd be interested how the same
shot would have looked with a little longer shutter. The climber look's
so static sharp. Still 7. I don't rate photos below 6. If I don't like them, I don't vote.
Is there a rattle snake at the right? :) Little bit too much cropped in my opinion.
What does he hear there? :)
The background look's so strange. Is it a foggy river? Unfortunately very dark photo.
His mouth and finger position look like he does not want to touch the rock :)
I would prefer the second wall a little bit blurry or in other lighting. The cool geometry is hidden by the fact that all stone looks the same.
I'd love that picture with a little more scenery (sky and horizon)
Very nice. Why do climbers always wear photo-camo? I'd also like to turn in a little to see what he's climbing.
Colors, action and climber are very nice, but I miss some scenery, rope's so tight and chalk all over. (Just trying to be constructiv ;o)
That looks like not giving respect to the rock. "It's so easy, I don't need climbing shoes or even a rope".
But definitely a fun shot.
Very nice. Is the sun going down the other side, or how is the rock so well and red lighted? Somehow sundown does not make much sence with full moon on the other side, does it? I'm puzzled.
Would be nice if the flash's light would fade out smoother, having the lower part not sooo light and the upper half (of the flake at least) not sooo dark.
Maybe even some light yellow color filter in front of the flash would have made a very nice effect.
A shadow in the clouds. That's realy phantastic.
Unfortunately it looses lot with the jpg-compression. You should not submit it that big, to avoid re-compression by rockclimbing.com. Little bit of a but-shot also, isn't it?
But the colors and perspective look very cool. Did the belayer shoot this? I think I'd like the shot more, if the climber was 10 foot lower.
She's not posing enough :lol: I realy like it. But I like the one kachoong linked (the front overview of that boulder) much better.
That's true. With that rope you should not add it to a magazine *ggg*
But on the other hand the landing is free, so nothing wrong with a little bit of upside down bunchee.
Looks like a very nice boulder!
Steping on the ground when started is cheating! What you could try is hopp with your ass from the sitting start onto the top :lol:
Maybe you could reduce a little bit of blue and push the warm colors. On the other hand it might be what makes the shot what it is.
I agree with "areyoumydude" ;) Somehow only the middle one is realy that bad. Maybe you have one shot later than the third one? Then you could redo the collection and remove the middle one.
I think the crux is very low, as I read on another photo of this problem. Still veeery impressive! But if you're able to climb 5.13b, some solo 5.11 runout won't stress you much, am I right?
This photo would be soooo nice, if just the image quality wouldn't be that bad. Is it the jpg-compression? Maybe you can increase quality by scaling down a bit?
The surrounding is awesome. I agree with the shirt. Maybe not even a colored one, just a lighter one would do. Red or yellow would not fit the composition I guess. And the climbing looks too relaxed. Little bit of posing is a must ;)
I like it so much, even if the light is little bit suboptimal. The face and the sloper say everything!
What a bad luck that the face and body is so blurry. I realy like the picture apart from that. Also a wide angle would add a lot of course (see my forum posts)
Hmmmm, trad-women! Although my girlfriend realy improved in leading, she still does not want to lead clean stuff :o(
Why is that picture rated so low? I realy like it a lot. Only the half guy on the right upper corner is a little bit distracting. Maybe you could stamp him out, or put a diagonal "NEW" sign over it :lol: !!
Wow that looks hard. But the food hold must be good, when he can stand on it that sideways.
We already had that photo, didn't we? If the horizon would be level, I'd given a 10.
Would't shorter steps do the job, or is the crack hidden by the body so bad? If the edge at the right hand is only 90°, there's no way I would have admited that move. Very nice!
The emergency bed for a fourth person in my van does not provide that much space. And indeed I can name two girls and a handful of guys who already slept their with no complains. Somehow dragging all that stuff through the wall does not sound fun to me. I like multi pitch, but prefer bivy at the bottom *ggg*
It doesn't look easy at least. So sad that the light is gone. So it's a little grey for a awesome shot. But still very nice. You don't have sunshine all the time...
I realy like that photo. the colors and the expression.
but the compression doesn't
Don't get me wrong, I love the photo. Otherwise I would't talk about 10. But maybe because it is sooo awesome, the horizon annoys me even more.
The photo is very nice for sure. Still I'd love to see some scenery around.
very special it is!
Doesnt look much like rock. More like bakery stuff. Very impressive!
The scenery looks sooo unreal... Very nice.
I realy like the picture. Try to upload a less compressed version, it realy steels a lot.
That looks realy smeary. I think if you could see both footholds also, it would look even more cruel
The colors and clouds remind me of the Windows XP picture, but I miss the rocks on that. This is much better SCNR :)
And it looks like it's not yet over...
Should be easy to cut off in PS ;) I realy like it as it is.
Maybe the tree behind would give a good view on the climber and problem?
Wow, that looks clear! Shuttertime?
Isn't that a little bit boring, speeding a straight street for hours? Very good photo though
Wow! Is the stone the belayer? I'love to have cracks like that over here.
Looks like a rather relaxed no-hand-crux !lol!
Aah, I love the look of that sand stone walls. Very sad that you're already off the route. Take some shots while actually climbing next time ;)
Hm, some colorful cloths would concentrate the focus on the climber. The route looks very nice! Jam-Session, am I right?
Hey, ever seen a 13c that is not tough??? And skiorclimb did you ever go for something with a 13 in front, no matter what kind of point?
Unfortunately you can not tell much about the climber. Too small he is.
Hm, sad that the arm is hiding the face. Nice photo otherwise.
Indeed. I realy should also do some aid climbing training. It can help you a lot when having an emergency /accident when sport climbing.
Wow, it realy looks phantastic. Unfortunately the photo doesn't. You should go there again and make another shot. The blue pants go very well with the water.
Commercial! ;) But a very nice one.
Is that olive oil on the back *lol* Looks very nice indeed.
Very unusal photo. I like it a lot.
Does it continue all the way up the crack?
Very nice, the stone and the photo. Is it sandstone?
Wow, looks like a indor-climbing-church. Not bad!!
Hey wow, that's realy beautiful!
Wow, steep. That's how I like the rope in pictures. In most climbing pictures the rope is so tight that the climber looks like a kid's balloon...
How did it get that rounded? Just by wind?
You could buy yourself some quickdraws, they are very usefull when not having cracks, but bolts :P
I would like to get comments on the whole thing itself (I know the photo is nothing special).
Ouch, landing on climbing shoes... Photo looks so unreal. From the thumbnail I thought it is a slacklining picture :)
Wooow, I love this colors. Sandstone in front of blue sky is always amazing!
Hey, I also wanna have!
Judging from the chalk-spots, it looks like very difficult to clip. That's a climb where I believe at first sight that it is punping and difficult!
Ok, it's not realy a climbing pic, but I don't think it's that bad. The colors are washed out. Maybe you can work a bit on it. On the other it brings the focus to the "climber" very well. Don't care, you do beautiful shots!
Don't know exactly why, but I realy like this picture.
I'd realy love the picture when there wouldn't be the distracting people in the background and when it was not so much jpeged. And he should lift his body a bit, so that it comes to the light completly :lol:
At least it's not BETWEEN the legs ;)
Slab wouldn't look good because it's in the shadow!
Wow, the climb looks so hard, and the picture is realy nice. Too bad that nobody got the leading climber on film. I really plan to do some 4 person multi pitch climbing, having the second from the first crew taking photos of the other leader, changing roles in the middle.
The main idea was to have a two seater, that fits in my van and that can be taken into trains. The normal two seaters are way too long. Under the link in the description you can find pictures of the building process and the trip we did.
Ääääh, how can you hang at that angle? But still looks like nice to climb out there.
I'd realy like the picture if the whole boulder would be on it. Or maybe less of it. But cut on both edges looks too bad.
That's why real trad climbers use hammers: To get their fingers flat for the micro crags lol Incredible picture. Gave it my 10 for this month
Emma does not sound like a boy's name. Very nice indeed. Small kids with big cloths realy look way cool!
Looks a bit juggy for a slab, doesn't it? ;)
Does not look very hard, but the picture is realy nice. It's not B/W originally, is it? But still the contrasts work very well.
I don't like the blurry rock in the foreground. It distracts a lot and I don't think it's framing very well. Very nice colors though.
Hm, does look like a sloper, not a jug ;) Picture looks a little bit static because the climber is so sharp.
I'd realy like to see more of the tour. Is there a website, a film, or something? Is this the same Didier as in return2sender?
Very nice again, but this time the belayer is cut :(
Looks hard. At first sight I thought he's grabbing the rope. I'd prefer to see a little bit of ground or horizon, to have a orientation.
Aaah, I like this one much better than the first one. Nice contrast between the cold colors of the surrounding and the warm skin and cloths colors. Somehow the green stuff at the bottom is a little bit iritating.
I like I second picture most. This one looks a little bit tilted.
Huh, I don't think I can place my foot like that and some people already called me limber. I really love moves that show that you didn't strech enough instead of working the muscle power.
I don't like the blury effect at all.
What software did you use to stich? Looks very good. The one that came with my canon stiches rather poor. Is the picture also compressed from left to right? Does not look like sooo many pictures, as the format looks quite normal.
Hmm, poor digital quality but looks like an awesome place to climb! Maybe you can have a better picture if you take the same shot with soft evening light outside and some artifical light inside. Or you change the angle, so that the light from above does not fall into your camera directly.
Buildering's nothing compared to climbing mountains. But it's a lot compared to just hangin' around in town! Very nice pic, what kind of trad gear would you suggest? ;)
That's true with the date. Should be easy to stamp out.
TR is ok in this case, because the rope's in camo ;) Nice angle. It does not look too much tilted but it looks very steep for what it is.
Wow, that photo is realy awesome! Damn that it is so muche jpeged. Can you resubmit a cleaner version?
I like it a lot. It realy looks special for a climbing pic.
Very nice photo indeed! @drrock: That's something I'm asking myself every time I see Indian Creek photos: Why are the chains there, even though the crack continues???
You have to blame the one bolting the route, if he placed the bolt directly under an important foodhold ;) And another thing: Try to keep your tongue inside, I once got 12 stiches, because I landed knee on chin with my tongue outside. That was no fun at all!
Hm, somehow I prefered the link on things like the crashpad. It doesn't fit on rock (my opinion) I really like the tree. You somehow don't know what is tilted. The picture or the tree...
I agree on realy super shot. Unfortunately the jpeg is a bit bad, especially at the edge of the rope. Was it down-rendered by RC.com? The photo realy is worth a better jpeg-quality :) Try to resubmit following the KB-limit of RC.com so that it doesn't get that blury.
You definitely don't get shots like this on a timer *lol*
Turn it 90° clockwise or even 180° and it looks super steep. It's always the same with the shots from above. The way you turn them the way they look. But there's no other way to get everything when you don't use super wide angle.
yes, you can see this boulder in "no permanent address". Nice film. And very nice boulder problem too.
Nothing wrong playing with the colors. If you want the original, go there! ;) I also like the URL on artificial things much more than on organic stuff or rock.
Thanks. That are more or less the first pictures that I have, not taken by the belayer.
You did not ask to take that picture, did you? ;)
Very nice photo, but espacially sea-horizons realy should be level!
very nice photo, but the font realy distracts!
Looks like a beatifull route!
nice artwork. Normaly I don't like artifical pictures, but here it realy works well!
That's just the problem of the second *ggg*
Hey, you should hand these things to your leader at the next stance, maybe he still need'em!
Maybe you can have a look at your levels and colors, looks rather green-yellow to me. Otherwise a very cool shot! Wish you could guess what the climber is standing on.
Looks like a very nice slab. Unfotunately the horizon is cut.
Is he moving quick or what's wrong with the gear sticking to his pants? Very nice picture. Looks like the type of climb I love!
Super cool action shot. I'd like to see more of them, most pictures are so static...
Thanks for the high votes to everybody. Indeed it's an incredible piece of rock! I found a video clip of someone climbing that thing free: http://www.steepstone.com/fokus/video/Bohusfilm1.WMV
It's in south sweden. The butt was not the issue... I'm not a crack expert that much and I was way too proud to build tape gloves. Next time it's mine!
Thank's for voting a 1, whoever it was. The pic was meant to give an overview for that route and I don't think it's much worse than the average RC.com picture.
The lighting was not so good and my skin and pants matches some rock perfect. This picture is more one of the sort "Find the small climber inside a sea of solid granite!" :) I had to aid the roof, because I didn't do much jaming before. The hands in the horizontal part of the roof are perfect, but above it's a little bit wider, I didn't get good jams there. I'm just at the beginning of my crack-career ;)
The roof itself has perfect Hands (for me) or perfect RockEmpireFriends#3 Size :) Maybe about 5cm. Only above it get's wider, what makes the exit realy difficult. Even in the perfect hands I didn't manage to hang from one hand (and the feet), that's why I didn't redpoint it. I just could not reach further. Probably bad footwork also. I have difficulties jaming my feet, as I have some sensitive angry toe joint, which hurts whenever touched.
Very nice picture, but it looks heavily fisheyed. What kind of strange lens is that? The corners look completely smashed.
"pre placed gear? tsktsk..." He wrote that it was a warmup. Do you know how often he did it already before that shot? ;)
Hm, I don't know whether the picture is much photoshopped or not. But I can tell for sure that every single picture of carter is a million times more interesting to look at than any of yours. Photoshop is also some kind of art, even if I would not count it a part of photography. Your random snaps just truly suck!
I never understood what problem the people have with jeans anyhow. Look at Markus Bock, doing a 5.14c in blue jeans...
Five stars for the title :)
BTW: that one here looks more like a grave to me, with that cross on it.
If you think that one is big, you've definitly never been to norway. They have the tradition there, to add a stone each time they pass a big cairn. I head to climb on some of them to be able to add a stone. But it's easier for them to build their cairns, as there are a lot of granit slices, that are easy to stack. Check out that one: http://members.financial.com/~schmaus/norge06/slides/IMG_1183.html They have them on all their summits...
A bit much of saturation and color. Maybe you should recalibrate your screen...
But in general a very nice shot.
Neither one... Toprope! @Climbing_Pink: Something wrong with your eyes?
HELP! The world tilts...
Thanks, it' actually a lot of them. I stiched together some 4 or 5 pictures. That's also why the horizon is so bent. Difficult to get it better without tripod.
Mallorca - Cala Ferrera - some routes right of "Espases".
Really nice picture and great idea to match the cloth and rope color :) Somehow some people might missunderstand your usage of the word "clean" when talking about climbs. ;)
Thanks for the nice comments, I also like the pic a lot. Somehow, I'm only the jumper, the photography was done by a friend who is not active on rockclimbing.com
There are lot's of tiny pebbles in the crack and the angle is quite weird. If you jam it, it get's overhanging. If you layback, jaming doesn't help, as the edge is anyhow good to hold. I only know one person that is jamming the thing bottom to top, but for him it's fingerjams and he has hands like a excavator :p
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