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Comments by nefarius (58)
Sure, it's a great shot. But, why the f*ck do people feel the need to feed the animals? As if people don't know, it's posted everywhere on the planet not to, as well as some of the reasons not to. Hope his misfortune is worth everyone's viewing pleasure...
Incidentally, I certainly didn't see the other photos that are referred to above, so I apologize if my remarks seemed "scathing" and for jumping the gun. A better title/descrip may have helped avoid that, as well. Having been to JT many times myself, and knowing how frequently the coyotes *do* come up to campsites, I'd say we all also know how often climbers *do* feed them, regardless of knowing better. My response when I *see* it, in person, is much worse, if it matters.
I'm certainly glad you didn't feed the coyote and, again, apologize for jumping the gun.
Isn't this the start to Little Black Sambo?
Tiger by the Tail is further left. This it the top out to the .10a
Wow! Holy....! Thank you for all of the kind comments, all. Very much.
I really struggled with the sizing constraints on this site. It took me a few tries, a few different ways in CS2 to get the shot to an allowable size with decent detail. I'll work on a larger version.
Thanks again, everyone.
He lives in Oakville. Maybe that's a suburb of Hamilton, which is a suburb of Toronto? I sned stuff to him, and he to me from an Oakville, Ontario address. Incidentally, he is in the valley as of Saturday. He's on The SHield. Stop by and give a hollar. Channel 2, sub 10 on the radio.
Ahhh... OK, well, I'll have to re-process some shots tonight or tomorrw then. Thanks!
hahaha... Well, now, I'm just not sure I could live with myself, j_ung. =)
Thaks for all the compliments, folks. Seriously! It makes me happy knowing I can brighten those "gray bakcgrounds" in our cubicles. Cheers!
So, I posted in the photo forum and have gotten NO responses. Anyone know of a way to re-post/re-submit this image (larger size) without losing the comments, votes, etc? I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks!
Thanks for the comments.
This shot was taken after topping out on Moro Rock, Sequoia Nat. Park, looking out over the Western Divide.
Great capture! Great capture of the emotion and expression!
I'm sure Thomas wishes it was... Just tobacco that day. =)
Hey, thanks for the comments guys. I'll get a larger version up.
nice catch on the mistake, cracklover. This is actually a really short wall and not a big wall. Thanks for the words, peeps!
hahaha... great comments! I think I like reading the comments more than you guys like the pics!
This was really a splendid day for both climbing and shooting.
Thanks, guys! This is a really fun route at the Cookie!
Wow! This shot looks like crap here! I'll have to resubmit.
Sent you a PM brotherbbock.
Thanks, core! This is one of my personal faves too. Thomas and Alex are both way cool. Always fun to hang with.
Great shot! Love the persepctive and focus is right on. Cool!
Great shot, hillary! Nice colors and textures.
This is in the Volcanic Tablelands outside of Bishop. Exact directions can be obtained form the BLM office in Bishop.
Hate to add here, but I view this shot a couple times a day. She's stunning! I think I'd crop the shota bit at the top as the light area draws the eye out a bit...
No, actually, it's simply the light shining through at the end of the day. You'll notice that sections without lichen also have this gold color. Could also be that your monitor is not calibrated for proper colors/contrast (most aren't) whereas mine is.
Wow! Thanks for all of the kind words! Whole-heartedly appreciated!
Could be, Melissa. He's a pretty nice guy. I certainly appreciate your very kind words re my photos. Really appreciated!
Thanks for the comments guys! Yep, damn nice pitch.
hahaha... Hey, Kate... Well, I guess that all depends on who you ask, eh? Good to know that you think I'm OK though! Seriously, thanks for the kind words! I've actually been leaving the camera in the car a lot of days now and spending time climbing. Speaking of which, it's been a while... We need to share some rock and climb something soon!
Nice shot! Perfect exposure - nothing blown and great shadow detail!
Thanks, Mark. Dave did all the work.
Hey, thanks, guys! It is a rather large panel. 20x20ish... I'd say the lowest side of it is about 10ft' off the ground, the higher side, however, is quite a bit higher as the ground drops off towards the front.
Nice! Tim is a really nice guy and a great climber.
Hmmm... I'm just not seeing it listed as in Wyoming, jabarnes. It's showing as Higher Cathedral Spire in Yosemite.
Thanks for all of the kind, kind comments, folks. Awesome!
Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, folks!
FAR too kind, roughster. Thanks!
Thanks! They are like Amex and headlamps for me; never leave home without them! =)
Thanks for the comments!
kman - Not HDR. Simply an GND filter.
NGD again, kman. I've actually never done an HDR. Just seems like such a pain, when it's so much easier to use a filter, shoot the shot and be done with it.
South Face was what was available. It was easier than adding a whole new route page, Dave.
Thanks for the kind comments! I'll work on getting a high-res version up in the next couple of days.
namascar: This was in February of this year, I believe. Could have been late January too I'd have to check my records.
This is really an amazing photo! Nice work!
Wow! Holy...! Hey, thanks, guys! Seriously, I don't know about all the Galen talk... Galen was the man! I really do appreciate all of the kind comments, for sure! I've been out climbing for a number of days *gasp*, but I'll get a high res up of this soon. Thanks again!
Wow! Thanks for all the love, people!
Karl - well, always good to get a compliment from you, Karl!
mel - Nice! Glad I could do that for you with this image! =)
kate - Ve vill be sendingk soon, ya?
Allison - Thanks! I see you're also an MIS/IT manager. Cool!
Thanks again for all of the too kind comments! Be seein' some of you in the valley soon! Cheers!
Nice! Thanks for sharing, nooyoozer! I'm planning on getting on this in the next few weeks! My Valley Giants will make the protection no problemo! =)
Thanks, billgoat! I can never get too far away from home. This will always bring me back.
Chalkeye - I've been meaning to get a larger version of this up, just haven't had time. Behind in so may projects.
jabarnes - I used a Singh-Ray 2-stop soft edge GND for this. Singh-Ray makes the best GND filters around. Truly neutral, color-wise and superior clarity, for sure. Also, their 4'x6" size makes it easy to hand-hold them as some people like to do. I've found anything smaller, such as the Cokin P sized filters to be too small for the UW lenses and cause vignette.
Amazing rock and a perfect capture for it, Phil! Very nice composition that takes perfect advantage of the rock's geometry! Beautiful!
Thanks for the comments, peeps!
I've never tried HDR. I've seen the shots, and if not overdone, they look nice. However, I just prefer to, and find it easier, to do things when I shoot the shot. Thus the GND filters.
A cute girl that climbs, climbs trad, AND wears pigtails (http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos/Trad/Body_Movin__88200.html). WHat more could one ask for really? =)
I thought this was going to be the Yos route, with the same name, which I'm thinking about doing soon.
Very nice and pleasing composition on this one. It would be really nice with a proper B&W conversion, rather than "convert to grayscale"
Portaledge parties are tons of fun! Great shot, Phil!
"Didn't I see this scene in Vertical Limit?" I don't recall a single scene in Vertical Limit that included a portaledge...
The shot is soft. I'd do a little sharpening on it. It also appears to be a greyscale conversion, so it's flat and needs some contrast to pop. Look into channel conversions. I also think the composition would have been helped greatly by showing less of the boulder (the face she's not on) and putting the climber in the bottom left, showing more of the landscape. Possibly in a landscape orientation.
I like this one quite a bit! My display chops a bit off the bottom (have to scroll) which actually was pleasing to me. I like the shot either way however. Nice!
What's up with the bolts?
cracklover: Guess you had to be there.... So far you're alone in your train of thought, however. You must not make it to the valley in the fall very often!
Again, try visiting the valley during the fall. There's no saturation here. Polarizing filter, adjust levels (blacks), sharpen, done. It's always amazing to me how a pro photog can sit for hours at times, to get the perfect shot, in the perfect light, only to be heckled by the unknowing. Of course, having a calibrated monitor might also help you view the image properly too.
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